Our townhouse, which we sold last November and moved out of in January, was a part of a strata and had rules regarding the yard. Despite our best attempts, we really had no room for a vegetable garden. I'm overjoyed to now own our yard, and have room for veggies! Square foot gardening is all the rage now it seems, so I'm trying my hand at that. Here is a photo essay of the day I transformed a rather sad plot of evergreen bushes and dead annual entrails into a square foot garden with 24 plots....
|I had several helpers. Here is my first helper preparing himself for the hard|
work of gardening with refreshments. For a baleen such as Riley, it really
doesn't get much better than this...
|I took some of these....|
|And added these....|
|To this. With a few intermediary steps =)|
So this is the before photo of our garden plot.
Rather sad, as you can see. It is located at the foot of our deck.
|Helper #2: Hymen|
|Helper #3 prepares for hard work with a hardcore nap|
|Who can resist such cute helpers?|
|After I ripped out the evergreen bushes, transplanted the red foliage thing,|
ditched the entrails, and broke up the hard packed soil
|Helper #4: good for heavy lifting and eye candy|
|Said heavy lifting, which I added to the soil to fertilize naturally, a year|
before we will have homemade, mature compost to mix in for healthy veggies
|After the sea soil was mixed in~doesn't it look rich and beautiful? What a|
|Helper #4 built me a frame for my square feet to mark off the different|
|Yours truly, in action! Funny enough, the foot I'm planting in this photo|
is the only one that fell flat. I think the soil was too cold and wet for beans,
and the day after I planted it rained hardcore just to double the damage.
|GORGEOUS! So much fun. And we already eat|
from it, because the herbs were ready to go that day
and have only gotten bushier!
The only downside to my square foot garden so far, aside from the stolen plants, is that I can't walk all the way around it for harvesting. To reach my tomatoes, dill, and peas I have to step one foot on the frame and reach pretty far.
I have updated photos~radishes were the first to appear! And now I have onions, beets, carrots, peas, zucchini....