All In A Week’s Work. . .

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8 Responses

  1. Jeanie says:

    My garden is doing well except for squash. I have followed Mel B.’s instructions to the letter, but I do not think 4-5 inches of soil is deep enough for squash. I wish I had built my box deeper to accomodate watermelons, and canteloupes, also. I also would like to know specifically what shade material to put over my plants this summer in this hot Texas sun.

  2. Emily says:

    This is on my list of things to write about. Since bad weather CONTINUES to be a problem, I’ll bump this to the top of my list!

  3. Jared says:

    Hello Emily!

    I’ve been reading through your site and have collected a lot of good information for gardening. My wife and I are just starting our first garden in our new place this year and I want to be as informed as possible to make the season successful! Us (like yourself) are exposed to crazy spring weather (Aurora, CO), and I wanted your opinion on how to protect plants. I hadn’t seen any page that directly talked about this, but seeing as you also get late snow falls or small hail, what is the best way (or any at all) to protect tender plants? This morning we had 1/2″ of snow on the ground after a few days of 70/80 degree weather. I rushed outside to place some towels on the tomato cages, and cardboard boxes over the peppers. Was this the right thing to do?


  4. Emily says:

    Each plant has a suggested plant spacing–the back of the seed packet tells you this. In traditional gardening you have plant spacing, and row spacing. For square foot gardening, ignore the row spacing (this method eliminates the rows) and just follow the plant spacing. Follow the links here to see what they are for each vegetable.

  5. MAPaghdiwala says:

    Hey, your beds looks great! I just turned mine a few days ago and planted sugar snap peas, onions, and carrots in with some help from your planting guide. Thanks for the great posts.

  6. Michelle Ross says:

    I was looking at the # of plants per square.

    I am confused as to why I should only plant 1 parsley plant per square but plant 6-9 onions per square? I am sure I am confusing something and I am hoping you can straighten me out.

  7. daisy says:

    It looks great! Happy gardening!