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Thursday, May 8, 2008

This year's garden

I am going to try doing the square foot garden this year- only in a container. We have so many deterrents to gardening in the earth- mostly the four-legged kind. So Ryan bought me this feeding trough, I made my little squares, and I have planted two tomato plants (one determinant, the other indeterminant) some onions, carrots, and bush beans (green and purple). I am going to plant some more in a week or two to stagger the crops. I have never grown a garden. Maybe once or twice as a kid we had one, but that doesn't count. Kacy and Will each have their own square. They planted carrots. Ryan is going to weld up some vertical supports for my vining plants. Seems like everything I truly love in veggies is a vine and takes up lots of room. So, vertical gardening it is. (Or at least I HOPE it is. I'm a bit timid about the whole thing, even though I saw on TV a whole rooftop greenhouse devoted to the vertical raising of tomatoes.)


  1. You're such a great mom! I have been asked by Robert and Michael to go to the library on several occasions and it makes me so tired just thinking about dragging the other two along that we end up at the school library. Which I guess it ok because then they stay with AR books that they can test on. Props to you!

  2. This looks like a great idea. I have been wanting to put a garden in but we have a ton of wild bunnies in my neighborhood. You will have to keep us up on how it works - Maybe I will try it next year.

  3. I've been wanting to start a square foot garden as well. I guess "wanting" to start one isn't really going to produce much. You'll have to keep us updated on yours.

  4. I just wanna say you are an AMAZING mother and wife! We used to do story time but it always gets way crowded. And you think keeping one baby safe from dirty little fingers is hard...try two. At least the mother said something. I hate when they stand there and stare at you when their kid is being naughty! Urgh!