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Friday, June 13, 2014

Square Foot Gardening Now Lives Here!

Today Jean Rosenblatt and I installed our first "Square Foot Garden" up at Greystone. SFG is a proven technique with which anyone (and I mean anyone, of any age or experience) can grow their own produce anywhere, for 50% of the cost, 20% of the space, 10% of the water, and 5% of the seeds used in traditional gardening methods. I am becoming a certified teacher of this method, and I will be teaching it up in the park starting July 26th (my first unsuspecting students will be from All Saints B.H. hehehe).

Following is a photo essay demonstrating how Jean and I built our 4 foot by 4 foot plot.
First you dig out your old soil, making a space 4'x4', 6" deep
 Then you make "Mel's Mix" (compost, vermiculite and peat moss)
 Always take time to greet and honor your wormie friends
Line the bottom of your 4'x4' by 6"deep bed with weed guard fabric
 Mix together 8 cu. feet of Mel's mix
 Moisten the mix as you fill your box
 Jean is very artistic
Lay out your grid on top of the box and you are ready to plant.
More on Square Foot Gardening as the summer progresses. Please join me up at the park any Wednesday morning around 10. Lots to be done, lots to learn and enjoy. Happy Father's Day to you all. With love, Garden Girl Lives Here.

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