Growing Food

My daughter has been wanting a garden for years, but we have never gone beyond a few tomato plants and herbs due to lack of planning and concerns over our large local deer and bunny population. This year, I decided things would be different!

We did start out with pots of tomatoes and herbs again which she helped me plant. We also decided to plant potatoes after a few of them had started to sprout on the counter anyway, LOL.

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Then came the square foot garden set up. I bought a copy of the original “Square Foot Gardening” book from the thrift store years ago and have since read the updated version which has instructions for raised beds. I figured a small square foot garden might be our best bet for protecting our growing food from animals.

I dug up a sunny patch of grass and got all the soil ready within the frame according to Mel’s directions- 1 part vermiculite, 1 part peat, and 1 part compost. Here it is being set up.

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J. helped me build a cover out of PVC and Chicken wire. Here are the men folk taking a break.

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Here is my daughter pretending to be trapped inside (complete with fake handcuffs, LOL).

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The finished set-up:
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My daughter planting her squares:
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We planted lettuce, radishes, carrots, beets, chard, and spinach so far 🙂

Updated pictures of the potatoes and herbs:
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