Thursday, May 28, 2009

Planter's Warts

The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man... to tend and keep it.
Genesis 2:8a & 15b

We're trying something new with our veggies this year. My dad found a book on "square-foot gardening" and I decided it sounded like a great idea. My dear husband, although he would have rather not, built me some very nice four foot square boxes. We mixed up the soil and have planted all but about 8 of the squares.

Since they are close to both house and hose, the boxes should be fairly easy for me to keep up with even on those days when I have little boys in my care. I will need to be aware when Josh is wandering the grounds, as he knows not a weed from a vegetable, but I think it is doable. Lucas can play on the back porch, well within sight and hearing distance, as I pull weeds or pick myself a salad.
I'm still thinking about planting corn and pumpkins down behind the barn. Maybe I'll throw in some beans and make it a Three Sisters Garden.


  1. The square planter is great for non-spreading plants. Good job.

  2. Thank you. We planted the cucumbers down where they can grow up a fence instead. Didn't think I wanted them crawling around in my backyard.

  3. That looks wonderful. I guessing you will have wonderful produce!


  4. oh - that's neat! Keep us posted!

  5. If it works well...maybe I'll try it next year. (this year is a little late to get started now and I am a bit busy)