Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Started Our Planting Vegetables This Year

Yesterday, my husband and I started planting our vegetables for this year. He started some of the seeds inside the house about two weeks ago and yesterday he transplanted some of them in our square-foot garden. But before we can even do that, we had to pull weeds from it. It has been sitting all year with weeds growing on top. That is one of the good things about square-foot gardening, the weeds can't grow in the dirt because of the weed blocker cloth that we put under it when we built it, so the weeds stays on the top and it is very easy to pull!

Anyway, we have 3 square-foot boxes and weeded on one. We planted two kinds of vegetables which are Baby Bok Choi and Spinach because  those needs a cooler weather to grow. I snapped some pictures of our little sqaure-foot garden, it's not the best looking garden but it is good enough to grow some good looking produce when it's time.

Above is the first square-foot box that we planted the Baby Bok Choi and Spinach. Each squares you can plant about 4  or 5 plants depending on how big the plant gets, the smaller the plant is, the more you can plant in one square. As you can see in the picture, the first 3 squares on the left-side is where we planted the Baby Bok Choi, and the rest of the squares besides the 4 squares at the back is where we planted the Spinach. The squares at the back side is use for planting beans, squash and anything that are vines. We have a net put up where the vines can climb up...

Below pictures are the other two square-foot boxes. As you can see, it needs some serious TLC! We didn't have time to do all three yesterday and besides we don't anything to plant in them yet. We will work on them when the other plants is ready to be planted outside...

Lastly, below are our compost piles. This is where we dump vegetable or fruit peelings, coffee grounds and anything that will decompose besides meat. This is where we get the dirt to refill in our square-foot boxes. One of the good things of having your own compost pile is that you get the dirt for free and you can be assured of that there's no hazardous chemicals into it, so basically the produce that we'll get in our garden are organics.

Here is a nice, rich, good-looking dirt inside our compose pile...

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