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Square Foot Garden Plots

Stefan has wanted to implement a large garden in what-ever space we're in for years now. Since we move approximately once a year and have a membership to a local CSA, I have little motivation to also do it in our backyard as well. Unless you count hunting for chicken eggs in our backyard as 'urban gardening'. Well we've got big dogs that hop the fence and as far as I know it none of them are interested in greens, but chickens, that might be another issue...

We decided if he did the majority of the work, I could harvest and photograph and call it 'mine'. Deal! He built all these boxes (5, total), with the exception of one, from a spare shelf we had in our basement, and filled it with soil, unfortunately not the kind we were after, but close enough. We followed Amy's directions on square foot gardening.

We also reseeded our grass in the backyard and after religiously watering each section for 20 minutes a day and a bit of sunlight, we've had great luck with sprouts in almost every box and the grass has come in beautifully! We planted onions, cucs, cilantro, dill, corn, carrots, lettuce, and sugar snap peas that I could literally eat my weight in.
or our area (and of course, future dreaming). I'm glad Stefan is so adamant about gardening because although I love the idea of gardening, getting motivation to have a big garden for a short period of time (plus, the whole heat thing) has been surprisingly hard. I'm usually a 'just do it' person, but not for this. I know it will be awesome digging in the dirt to pick them for dinner and therefore, worth it. Um, especially if I barely did the work ;)
What are you gardening this year? Do you have a large, beautifully planned garden or just a few containers on your porch?
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