My Garden

by Nancy


We had nice, dry weather on Saturday, so I was able to get the last plants in my garden. And here it is! It’s a 4′ by 4′ square, planted in the method described in Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. It’s a really good method for me because the soil in our yard in lousy, and I like having just a small area to plant. Today for lunch I ate a salad of spinach and lettuce harvested from the garden – delicious! In addition to spinach and two varieties of lettuce, I planted green onions, basil, several kinds of tomatoes, bell peppers, and broccoli.

4 Responses to “My Garden”

  1. Marty says:

    Oh, yum! We hope to get some tomatoes in by this weekend. Is this in the former sandbox area?

  2. Nancy says:

    No, the former sandbox area is now the kitchen. 🙂 It’s behind the east (facing back yard) sunroom windows. The garden frame was new construction by me, with a little help from my more-skilled-with-a-drill spouse.

  3. cathy says:

    Oh wow! I’ve been thinking about square-foot gardening, because the weeds are so incredibly awful in our back yard. We have a garden plot, but keeping the grass out of it is practically a full-time job. How do you keep rabbits away from your lettuce?

    Please post updates as the summer goes on!

  4. Nancy says:

    That’s a good question about the rabbits. I haven’t done anything yet to keep them away from the lettuce, but they don’t seem to have noticed it yet. Keep your fingers crossed that it lasts!

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