I thought that it was a perfect idea. I live in a townhouse and I don't have a place to grow a garden, but I have a back patio that is used for absolutely nothing. So why not put a garden out there.
First we headed out to Stokers and picked up the 'Special Soil Mix' and the seeds that I needed then I went back to my parents and made the box out of some old wood my Dad had.
Here is me making said box, my dad got me started, but I would just like to point out that I built the thing.
Let me just pause here and let you know. I had this big idea and thought 'hey I could do a picture story' so I took this picture. Then got distracted and took a bunch of Kaylee. Then got back on track and took the final picture (which is boring). So, not much of a progress story cause you get none of the in-betweens, but what can you do. I will show you what I have.
This is Kaylee in the backseat on the way to my house with all the goods. It was SO cute! I sang the 'ABC's' wrong so she was schooling me on how you really sing the song. Then she sang 'I am a Child of God' the rest of the way. It was great.
We got to my house and we mixed the soil in the backyard.
Kaylee and I are contemplating what to plant where in this photo.
(Also she did not eat the dirt, she just had an Oreo)
This is my final picture. The darker squares are the Lettuce (Spinach, Romaine, Red Sails). The next day I planted my Peas (the seeds had to soak overnight) in 3 more squares. The remaining 3 are for the Cucumbers and the Herbs (not time to plant them yet).
I will have to post another one when the plants are really alive and thriving, as I am sure that they will be. So far this is all I've got.
If anyone has any questions about Square Foot Gardening my Dad is a genius on the subject.