Square Foot Garden

Tags: outdoors, garden

Loosely following directions that Scott Hanselman has on his site, we decided to start a “Square Foot Garden.” This doesn’t mean plant a one square foot garden, it means setup a large above ground garden and for every square foot in there plant something different. Now because it’s above ground and there’s a weed barrier at the bottom it is actually treated like a very large potted plant. So the dirt mix that I have in there is a Miracle Grow for potted plants. I don’t think there’s enough dirt in there right now so I’ll have to go get a couple/few more bags tomorrow. Scott did three 8 foot by 4 foot gardens. This was far too much for us so I built a single 4 foot by 4 foot garden. If all goes well I’ll build a second one next to it in the full 8 foot by 4 foot size next year.

Here are some photos of the build process.

This is where the garden will go.
This is the location for the garden in our backyard.

Work area
This is my work area… pretty rustic huh?

Cutting is all finished
Cutting is all finished.

Picture of box finished placing it for where the holes go.
Finished the box now placing it to figure out where the holes go.

Inara acting goofy.
Holes finished… Inara acting goofy.

Weed guard.
Got the weed guard down ready to put the dirt in.

Completed for now
All done for now. Time to water it and let it sit overnight.

Tomorrow Inara and Leanne will plant the seeds. I’m not expecting any of this to actually work so late in the year, but it’ll give us a start for next spring. The seeds we have are pumpkin, beans, Brussel sprouts, lettuce, carrots and beets. figuring out where to plant what in the 16 1 foot squares will be fun.

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