Apr 10, 2011

Our Square Foot Garden

I have always loved gardening but since we have been in Texas I have not had the best of luck so I basically let go of that dream. Until now. My husband decided to try out a square foot garden. Due to an injury that happened to me on Friday morning, I had to sit on the sidelines as Ron built his garden. All of the pups were on hand to lend their support.

So, what is square foot gardening anyway?
Square foot gardening is when you plant each of your crops within one square foot.

Step One: Purchase Supplies and Build

Borrrrring... what's next!

Step Two: Place the Box and Till the Soil

We had our two best diggers hard at work!  Unfortunately I fear they won't know when to stop.

Step Three: Mix the Compost/Soil and Fill the Box

Love this sense of humor! Yay, turkey poop!

Hailey monitoring Ron's progress.

Step Four: Sow the Seeds


Addie helped by testing out some of the corn seeds.

Lucie practicing her camouflage, since she's color blind she doesn't know she's black and white and everything else is green.

Step Five: Grow the Seeds


I'll be back to dig inside of you, giant dirt box!

Stay tuned for updates on our square garden experience.
Special thanks to my wonderful husband for all of his hard work.
I can't wait to eat fresh veggies from our very own garden!

19 Treats:

Dina ... UK said...

Lovely fun post and pics, what have you set?

BJ Roan said...

What a great idea. Texas soil isn't good for gardening, good thing you found this method. When I first moved there, I thought i saw some lovely black soil...like here. I reached down to get a handful and broke a fingernail. ;)

I see tomato plants, and I think a strawberry plant.

I hope you will be up to gardening soon.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is probably a good way for us to get veggies to grow since we have that horrible Kansas red clay for soil. But we just can't picture much of any good coming of the garden with the resident "ungardener" Ciara around:(

Good luck with your crops - hope you get a bounty of good things.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amber-Mae said...

HMM that square foot garden looks interesting. Looks like a fun play box. Betcha can hide bones & other stuffs in there. Let's hope the vegetables grow nicely!

the 4 Bs said...

that is pretty cool. our human would love to have a little garden like that. we noticed that some of your seeds grew very fast! we can't wait to see the progress and see you eating your harvest.


Lean said...

What's for dinner....or when is the dinner.....lol...cool story.

Kari in WeHo said...

we cant wait to see it grow :)


Lorenza said...

Working in the garden!
Sure it is going to be pawesome and you will enjoy your own yummy veggies!
Happy Sunday to all of you!
Kisses and hugs

sp said...

that is so cool! a friend in colorado just planted her garden and a naughty puppy promptly dug up all the plants that weren't in a container. i have heard very good things about the square foot gardening method, good luck!

Wyatt said...

What a great idea! We are all for fresh veggies and whatever it takes to get them!
Happy Harvest,

Clive said...

We love the idea of gardening that way - we can't wait to see the results!

take care
Clive and Murray

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

That's a great concept! It's probably a good thing you don't have kitties, though...

Maggie and Mitch said...

We love your new garden, Addie! We can't wait to see updates!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Hope the garden turns out beautifully!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Oh awesome! It looks great! I was thinking of starting a square foot garden this year (I took the first step and bought the Mel Bartholomew book) but it might have to wait until next year. Please keep us updated on your progress! :)
P.S. Hailey, you are too cute telling that dirt box you'll be back.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Good job! Some of my tomatoes grow about three feet wide, so I don't think that would work here! Great pics of your helpers and snoopervisors!!

The Army of Four said...

Woo! I can't wait to see everything grow!

Sagira said...

I am always amazed by those of you with green thumbs. We can't grow anything. Enjoy your fresh veggies. :)

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