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Square Foot Gardening

Posted by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 2:40 AM
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http://www.squarefootgardening.com/  

Anyone tried or planning to do this?

We got everything set up last year (used the box on legs, less bending), and then DH got injured and we didn't get it set up in time to really start anything. So we're trying again this year.  We only have the one 8'x4' box, and will also grow tomatoes and potatoes separately, and are really looking forward to it.

Also, container gardening as well. Anyone doing this?  Tell me about it.  Pics are a plus!

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michiganmom116
by Garden Owner on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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I've looked at it but never tried it because we have plenty of garden space.  I do follow bed plantings, which is similar.  You can sure get a good harvest compared to planting in rows!

I planted potates and onions in tubs last year.  With the potatoes, I didn't provide a barrier on the bottom of the tub (more like a large section of pipe) and the mice were able to get in and eat from every last potato.  GRRR!  The onions did GREAT in shallow tubs (6 inches deep).  I also grew cherry tomatoes in an Earth box container and that was really the only tomato that produced last year.  I've grown lettuce and peppers in ice cream pails, and I've grown peas several times along our fenceline so they wouldn't take up space in the garden.  They did very well, producing TWO crops that year!

TheLadyCash
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Thanks for sharing your experiences, MM!
opinionatedmom
by Garden co-owner on Jan. 6, 2013 at 3:40 AM
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 I have done container gardening. last year was my first year. mother nature worked against me. I am doing square foot gardening this year. my potaotes I am going to plant  in a box of 4 pallets and take the lower boards off of one and make like a door and keep pulling out of the bottom. take that dirt and add it to the top. it is something I found on pinterest.

crzemom
by Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 1:50 PM
Quoting opinionatedmom:

 I have done container gardening. last year was my first year. mother nature worked against me. I am doing square foot gardening this year. my potaotes I am going to plant  in a box of 4 pallets and take the lower boards off of one and make like a door and keep pulling out of the bottom. take that dirt and add it to the top. it is something I found on pinterest.



Cab you share the link? I'm looking into planting potatoes this year but don't know where to start was going to use tires
opinionatedmom
by Garden co-owner on Jan. 10, 2013 at 2:39 PM

 

Quoting crzemom:

Quoting opinionatedmom:

 I have done container gardening. last year was my first year. mother nature worked against me. I am doing square foot gardening this year. my potaotes I am going to plant  in a box of 4 pallets and take the lower boards off of one and make like a door and keep pulling out of the bottom. take that dirt and add it to the top. it is something I found on pinterest.



Cab you share the link? I'm looking into planting potatoes this year but don't know where to start was going to use tires

 http://tipnut.com/grow-potatoes/

http://pinterest.com/pin/258745941061227904/

http://pinterest.com/pin/226305949995067203/

crzemom
by Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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Yay thank you =)
MyIslandGirls
by Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:49 PM

yes we planted a large area in potato one year.. and voles got to them and ate EVERYTHING.. so i'm thinking that if we do potatoes again.. I'll container them.

opinionatedmom
by Garden co-owner on Jan. 11, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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 if you want to follow me on pinterest. I am always looking for garden ideas.

Quoting crzemom:

Quoting opinionatedmom:



Yay thank you =)

 

crzemom
by Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:29 AM
Cool thank you =)
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