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Square Foot Gardening

When I was teenager, one of the many careers I considered for myself was a botanist. My first real job was at the local plant nursery. My dad built me a greenhouse when I was in high school. I was REALLY into gardening and horticulture.

 

During the summers between middle school grades, I'd watch a lot of TV during the day. One of the shows I watched religiously was this show about Square Foot Gardening. The host had this great combover and would go around the country visiting people's square-foot gardens. I always wanted my own. I would draw plans for my great and lush dream gardens, but they never came into fruition.

 

Probably 20 years later, I finally have my own square foot garden, thanks to my husband. He built the frame last weekend, and today we hauled 2 cubic yards (WAAAAAY too much for the 4x8x1' bed and WAAAAAAAY too much to be hauling in our truck) of lovely rich garden soil. It required many heavy loads in our wheelbarrow, and we are both sore, but it is worth it. It will be even more worth it when I just have to take a few steps into the backyard to pick fresh carrots, peas, beans, radishes, peppers, herbs, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and strawberries.

 

I am really excited about this!!!

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Taken on May 31, 2008