Monday, May 16, 2011

Square Foot Gardening!

This year we decided to do square foot gardening! Supposed to be the easy, no work type of gardening. Well, one forgot to say how much work it is to build the boxes, find the soil mixture, mix it, put it in the boxes, make the grids, put in the drip system, and while doing this surviving the attack of the Grantsville gnats. These little critters are terrible. They attack your head, neck , and ears, and bite and bite. This was my creation to help fend of these miserable critters. It helped but not totally. I still came away with bites down my neck, and all over my ears. The gnats do go away as the weather warms. Thank heavens.
Steve is the master creator of the boxes, grids, and watering system. He did a great job! Thanks, hon!
Here is one of the finished boxes. We have four. In this one we have: lettuce, bell peppers (green, red, and yellow),green onions, tomatoes (4 kinds), cucumbers, spinach, parsley, and cilantro. In the second box we have onions (walla walla, red), beets, carrots, rosemary, lime tyme, basil, and two kinds of potatoes (russet and red). In our third box we put the big squash plants (zuchinni and yellow) and more onions. In our fourth box, beans, and two kinds of peas.
Now we await the fun part of this type of gardening, lots of wonderful veggies and no weeds.