Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Square foot Garden update
Okay... sorry no pics...still need to get another camera as the kiddos broke mine.
The frames were completed last weekend. I filled them with a truck load of compost from the City of Mesquite recycling. I got more than a cubic yard for $10 of really nice compost this past weekend. Hint- use an empty trash can with wheels to transport your stuff to the backyard- WAY more efficient than a wheelbarrow.
Today, I stopped by Lowes (I am boycotting Home Depot cause they suck) and bought some peat moss @ $9/3.78 cubic feet minus my 10% military discount. :) thanks Lowes. I mixed that with the compost this afternoon with the kids. I put in WAY more than I needed and now I have no room at all for vermiculite. So, this year I will forgo that part of the mixture and see what compost and peat bring me. I think the result will be tolerable. :)
The seedlings are doing awesome and will be ready to go into the garden just as soon as I finish marking off the grid pattern. I'm pretty excited for the garden this year and hope to have a really good yield. I have decided to do one 18 foot box by the fence instead of two smaller ones. That gives me a total of 88 square feet this year!
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