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My first square foot garden, summer 2011

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My first square foot garden, summer 2011

Post  orazcajen on 4/3/2012, 4:15 pm

Last year was my first summer in Portland, OR and my first attempt at a square foot garden. We have a small yard but I was able to fit in three boxes. This year I am going to build just a 1x1 or a 1x2 box off to the side so that I can plant another zucchini plant (can you believe I didn't get enough zucchini?!)

The boxes are made of cedar. We laid mulch in between and around the boxes. Between the boxes, mulch and all of the soil, it turned out to be a bit pricey but I'm looking at it as an investment. I told my husband that if we move, I'm pulling up these boxes and bringing them with us!

The garden, that fence is on the north.

I need to make better trellises and do a better job at pruning and training vertical this year!

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Re: My first square foot garden, summer 2011

Post  quiltbea on 4/3/2012, 4:28 pm

I love that bountiful harvest. You did good for your first year. Congrats.

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Post  Chopper on 4/3/2012, 4:43 pm

Way to get everyone excited for this year.


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Re: My first square foot garden, summer 2011

Post  Furbalsmom on 4/3/2012, 7:25 pm

Jan, what a nice harvest. So glad you shared with us.

Those boxes look great with the mulch in between. Mine are not that neat. Embarassed , but they get the job done. You are absolutely right, our SFG's are an investment in our future. If I had to move, I know mine would go with me too.

Hope you find a trellis that works well for you. I used the electrical conduit, which is probably less expensive than most fence posts. Less than $3 for a ten foot pole. The expensive part is the connector to attach your cross bar to the top of the two uprights. My 90 degree elbows ran over $5 each and you need 2 for each box.

Boffer found a picture of a metal electrical outlet box of some type that was used as a very inexpensive connector. ***Found the picture originally posted by Ander and they are less than $2 each.


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