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Post  clarker on 5/8/2010, 2:34 pm

I love seeing all the pictures people post of their garden projects! I'm glad that I can finally put up a few of my own to share.

This is my first year with SFG. I started putting this together back at the beginning of March (stained with an acrylic stain that won't leach yucky stuff), this is what it looked like: CT Square-foot gardening March10

I had to level the boxes, started with 2 boxes--using scrap wood from the garage (we had a LOT of it!)--then decided that I really should have 1 more garden on that patch of lawn. So I put them together (had some help with the mixing) and screwed in some hoop-house style frames, covered these with bird netting. Eye hooks make good fasteners for holding down the netting. This is what I ended up with: CT Square-foot gardening April10

Then I started planting! Snow peas from seed are doing great, but I am still waiting for the trellis netting I ordered online, so they're kind of freaking out. Lettuce and baby spinach have already made many great salads, and everything else is going okay, too. CT Square-foot gardening May10


Here's the first box. It contains a rosemary transplant from house (this may die, but it's holding its own so far), dill, lettuce, spinach, thyme, and green onions which are finally barely poking through): CT Square-foot gardening Sfg110

The second contains snow peas, anise hyssop, parsley, lettuce, lavender, spinach and dill) CT Square-foot gardening Sfg210

And the third is home to more snow peas, dill, anise hyssop, chives, lettuce, cabbage, lavender, and a lupine (just because). CT Square-foot gardening Sfg310

The rest of the squares will be planted/transplanted into in the next 2 weeks or so. I'm going for a variety of herbs, flowering plants, and vegetables in hopes that I can have a little bit of color, some nice smells, and yummy food all in one (er, 3...).

Like a few other people on the forum, I used bird netting to keep out cats, etc. I cut it into panels and only fastened them on the top, so I can lift the sides to get in. Then I pull the netting over eye hooks at the bottom that keep it secure. So far animals have stayed out.

I also went nuts and ordered ladybugs--not sure if I'd do that one again, considering they all either flew away or died, save a couple. Now I have hundreds (thousands?) of them composting on top of the soil. Maybe they will help with the nitrogen content?

The only way I could find large amounts of compost available around here (mine's still cooking...) was a truckload of what I think might be leaf mold and decomposed horse manure, and it is FULL of grass & other weed seeds. It's ridiculous! Of course they are tiny, but it's also only May. Should I just ignore it and go "aux natural??? Or should I fight the fight and keep beating these little sprouts outta there?
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Post  martha on 5/8/2010, 2:53 pm

Welcome -your boxes are lovely! The covers look perfect, too.

I'm a little unclear on the manure question - is it something you can leave for awhile? As it finishes "cooking", I believe all the weed seeds will die. (Say Martha with extreme anxiety, because with all the compost/manure conversations around here, PLUS shoveling manure myself for umty-ump years, I hope I haven't said something untrue and silly.) CT Square-foot gardening 61949
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Post  clarker on 5/8/2010, 5:11 pm

The compost was purchased locally--and it was only like 15 dollars for
the entire pickup truckload. Which seems really, really cheap to me.
But after I mixed it up and set it in the beds (over weed cloth),
little grass sprouts (or hay or something) have been shooting up, along
with other mini mystery weeds. So I am thinking that they probably
didn't let their compost (manure, leaves, etc.) sit/"cook" long enough to kill all of the
weeds/seeds.

Things seem to be growing really well, despite the weeds, so at least the stuff was full of nutrients enough. Hoping my own compost pile is ready in the fall.
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