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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Those of you who are in my "Weekly Challenge(s)" team have been hearing all about my new garden for about a month. I am so happy with it!

I started from scratch this spring. I decided to go with a "Square Foot Garden" method. These are raised bed gardens that are designed to not be stepped in. I have the equivalent of 4 square foot gardens. Each of my boxes measures 4'x8'. The method divides each 4x4 section into square foot spaces. That gives 32 spaces for plants in each of my boxes. This garden doesn't require the amount of space a traditional "row garden" requires.

My goal is to can my own Salsa this fall. I am on the hunt for a good recipe. If anyone has one, please let me know.

In my garden I have:
4 Roma Tomato
12 peppers (red, green, yellow)
4 jalapeno peppers
4 broccoli
4 cauliflower
4 zucchini
4 yellow summer squash
12 peas
8 green beans
carrots (2 squares)
beets (2 squares)
lettuce - red leaf
4 celery
sweet potato (3 squares)
regular potato (1 square)
marigolds (2 squares) - not going to eat these...but they are extremely beneficial to the garden

I still have 2 squares to fill. I don't know what I am going to put in them yet.

In the picture, the red pots are my Herb garden.

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    Now THAT's a garden - wow. It puts my little garden project to shame. I have a lot of tomatoes and herbs though so this may finally be the year I manage to pull up canning my own pasta sauce. It's the goal anyway.
    1610 days ago
    WOW!! What a project - so much work! You've done so well to get it all sorted so quickly - brilliant! Looks so professional! Thanks for sharing xx
    1614 days ago
    WOW! You are working....

    God bless,

    1615 days ago
    I love your garden idea! My husband is going to put in an herb garden for me this weekend. I can't wait!!!
    1616 days ago
    This is sooo awesome, I dream of having my own garden one day, and plant my herbs and vegetables.
    Well done really emoticon
    would you think about adding coriander to your herbs , so amazing:))
    1617 days ago
    Beautiful. I am so envious. Before I started driving a truck over the road, I often planted gardens and canned my produce. I am SOOOO wanting to garden again. Can't wait till I get the money to get a place where I don't have to do this job and then I, too, can raise my own food again.

    WTG. I am so proud of you.
    1617 days ago
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