Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Quigley_Sharps, Mar 29, 2009.
For the growers here and Raymond Peter enjoy.
Guess this means that I'll have to start posting more often now huh?
Thanks Quig. When I did a search of gardening, quite a few threads came up. Now that spring is here (by the calendar at least) this will be a hot topic.
Yep you should.
Got my garden in last weekend, things are lookin good so far
A gardening forum was a great idea.
My family is trying out square foot gardening this year.
My only issue with the square foot gardening is the potential stress placed on the soil and the fact that it often uses peat moss or coconut husk. We aren't 100% yet on if using peat moss and vermiculite are good for the environment. Both are mined and most peat moss is strip mined... Also it is slightly acidic so you may need to "sweeten" the soil after adding it. Coconut husks have most of the pros and non of the cons of peat moss. But unless you live near where it is made (i.e. where coconuts grow) it takes a lot of energy/fuel to get it to you. I prefer using a modified version of the square foot gardening plan and use compost and leaf mold.
Although it is VERY hard to argue with the amount of produce you get in such a small space with square foot gardening!
Reminds me of a watercolor painting.
My first oranges are turning orange!
My 1st batch of hot sauce turned out well.
I'm starting to get shoulders.
Enjoying the sun with the Monstera plants.
Stopped by my local Lowe's this afternoon, after work, to pick up a few things. Wanted to check out my favorite part of their gardening section!...
Remember that old sack of black beans?
I always plant flowers close to my fruit trees.
Guava season is here!
The neighbor's weeds are jumping over the wall! This is the little citrus grove that I planted a few springs ago.
Chickens have life figured out. They stretch, shake things out, and spend lots of time sunbathing when the opportunity presents itself.
Still a lot more to do, but it's progress!
This area needs to be cleaned up.
Still so much to do, but I'll celebrate this little bit of progress.
I decided to do some weeding... Sometimes it feels overwhelming.
I took my lychee progress picture a little early this year. Hopefully we will get fruit soon!
This one is dedicated to all the coffee lovers out there.
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