Monday, June 21, 2010

Our Square Foot Garden!

We did it!  My wonderful husband and kids made this on Saturday and filled it on Sunday.  It really went very quickly.  I did help a little but mostly made snacks for the workers and took lots of pictures.  We went to Lowes on Saturday morning to pick up the wood and some paint.  They built the box so quickly that I came out to tell them it was lunch time and they were ready to start painting!  Of course, a table saw and a very handy husband help quite a lot.  Frog and Ladybug boots help a little, too!  I can't wait to use these herbs and veggies in some great summer recipes!






My husband used extra wood to make this compost sifter --we have an awesome pile in our yard!


The perfect square foot garden soil mix:  1/3 compost, 1/3 peat moss, and 1/3 vermiculite.

They also used some extra wood to make the grid --very important to separate each square foot!












This is my husband's doing --you have no idea how much this little painted duck has annoyed me over the years!

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous6/22/2010

    Yeah Claire! What a fun project for your family. My friend Ecomeg would be so proud. Kathleen W

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  2. Susan B6/22/2010

    Claire, I love it! I'm going to put one out next spring--maybe we can share crops! -Susan B

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