I'm excited!!!!

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  1. spinknottle

    spinknottle Active Member

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    I'm getting ready to start my square foot garden. It's going to be small (4 x 4)

    I'm going to plant:

    Swiss chard
    Green onion
    A lettuce of some kind (maybe boston?)
    Brocolli
    Basil
    Oregano
    Tomatoes (roma?)
    Peas

    And I think that's it…so some of the "square feet" will have repeats, but I'm ok with that. This is a something completely new to me, so I'm not expecting great results…….oh and I'm also going to make a small (taller) box out of plywood and try to grow some potatoes as well!!!

    Wish me luck!!!! :)
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    Maidenmyhome New Member

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    We did square foot garden last year. DH made 3 framed beds all around 3x5.
    We learned alot....mostly that a square foot is WAY to small for some plants.Things got a little crazy, and some just didnt received the sun they needed.
    ok... actually it looked really out of control !!!
    "I" have decided that we really should focus on the food that we all like to eat,grows in abundance, and some things we just cant buy at the store.
    Heres our list

    Tomatoes.beans,...using tall six foot poles to help with space (worked awsome last year)
    garlic
    Swiss chard.....so hearty and comes right back (grew well into november !)
    chives,basil,oregano,(we put these in some flower beds)
    tomatillos (sp?)
    spinach
    cucumbers
    peas...I think
    and probably 8 more of something DH will want to sneak in there.

    We tried broccolli and cauliflower , and although the plant itself grew all summer, (takes up ALOT) of space, we didnt get and broccoli flowers and our cauliflower was about the size of a tennis ball.NOT doing that again !

    Good luck !! you will learn something new every year !
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    Good luck! Gardening is such a joy. :)
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    Good luck to you both. I haven't had a garden in a long time. I've been tempted to get back in the game and plant herbs. I've also been tempted to try the Topsy Turvy, but skeptic on if it will work or not.
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    My Aunt gave us one of those.....we are going to try it this year for fun.If it works great we'll make our own next year.
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    momof2boys1girl Awwwwwwww PICKELS!!!!!!!!

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    my neighbor said his dad has gardened for years but did the upside down thing last year and really like the out come. Said it did better then the regular plants he had in a bed. They just seem so expensive though, i keep debating it.

    We had the same issue w broccoli and cauliflower last year in our garden, they took up so much room and gave so little harvest.

    Good Luck, i am waiting till next week to put my plants out. The beds are ready!!
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    Korwynne Mama of Miracles

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    saw an upside down strawberry plant yesterday at the store.
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    Really??? That's pretty cool!!!

    I saw a picture online of an upside down tomato plant with strawberries growing out the top. It looked pretty neat.
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    spinknottle,

    It is good to know that you are excited about starting your first home garden. We at Triscuit are actually heading a “Home Farming Movement” by providing plantable herb seed cards in 4 million Triscuit boxes. On our site, triscuit.com/homefarming, you can get advice directly from gardening expert Paul James. He’s our resident expert who provides detailed instructional videos. Have you started planting your home garden yet?

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