June 30, 2010 photo
I have so many different passions in my life, I thought I might start to share some of them. Give my blog a little more personality......
I love to garden and have been doing so for over 30 years. I should be an expert, but I'm not. Do I still love it? Yes! Every year things seem to go "a-rye" in the fields but I never get discouraged. This year, however, I picked up a new Magazine "The Urban Farm". Wow! What a great magazine. I love it. I read through every page.
They had this wonderful article by Mel Bartholomew on how to grow a square foot garden. I have somewhat been doing the same thing over the last few years. My method, however, was more of the hodge podge garden and I never knew what was coming up were. But I really liked the idea of having little patches of plants here and there, rather than the straight row method.
Mel goes through his square foot garden step by step. It makes total sense and is really quite easy. So I thought this year I would give it a try.
July 30, 2010 photo
I LOVE IT!!! I have hardly had to weed or thin out my plants. The varieties I was able to put in the garden, almost doubled. It's also easy to reseed when one crop is done.
July 30, 2010 photos
Yes, after 30 years, I think I finally found my method and style of gardening that suits me.
Thanks Mel and the Urban Farm team!