Sunday, July 6, 2008

SFG: Day 1

This afternoon we finally put together our Square Foot Garden (SFG). The process started with a trip to our local nursery for the seeds. While we were there we picked up a passion fruit plant (Dana hasn't forgotten about eating these in New Zealand), which we hope will grow up the trellis on our deck:

After a slow drive home with the passion fruit plant sticking out of the sunroof, we were ready to put together the garden. We mixed the compost, vermiculite, and peat moss:

And the moved the box onto the deck where we think it will get a good amount of sun:

Then I attached the grid and we dropped the seeds in:

It may be hard to see from that picture, but each square is a different plant. From top left, going clock-wise we planted (per square):

  • 16 yellow onions
  • 1 cabbage
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 4 swiss chard
  • 16 radishes
  • 4 basils
  • 16 carrots
  • 9 spinach
We labeled the squares so we wouldn't forget:

I'm expecting to see the first sprouts within one to two weeks. Waiting is...

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