It’s Almost Garden Time!

Or is it here? Last Sunday was a working in the yard/garden extravaganza.

We’ve dedicated our 3 new garden beds to follow the Square Foot Gardening method outlined by Mel Bartholomew in his book.

So the husband built us some 4′ x 4′ boxes and filled the bottom with a mix of our home-grown compost, chicken manure, and straw:


Mix together 5 kinds of compost (here are 2):


Peat moss:


And vermiculite (not perilite!!!!):


Mix it up on a tarp:


And fill up your beds:


This creates a breathable, well drained soil that holds moisture so we can water less. There is a lot of info out there on sure foot gardening–check it out, or follow me here as we follow The Square Foot Gardener book.

As for the puppy–she couldn’t wait to get inside to relax. Can’t blame her–shoveling dirt and working in the yard is exhausting.


Categories food, garden, home, puppy

1 thought on “It’s Almost Garden Time!

  1. We can’t wait to start our garden! It’s a little too early yet! Can’t wait to see what happens!

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