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  1. Hi Emily!

    First off, I love your website! I am new to square foot gardening and am LOVING my new garden boxes and am having great success. I have a self reliance blog and website, and readers all over the U.S. who I think would benefit greatly from your site. This next month we are going to be focusing on gardening and I would love to introduce our readers to your site. We are looking to do giveaways having to do with gardening and I think your ebook would be perfect! I also have a few other ideas in mind of how we can work together if you would like to contact me. I can’t wait to hear back from you.

    Thanks so much!


  2. jacki says:

    A groundhog came lat week and tore down our peas and beans. Broke the stems and ate every leaf they had. Destroyed our whole bean and pea crop. I cried, it was awful. Can you recommend a preventative measure we can take next year?

  3. Emily says:

    Nitrogen won’t kill your beans, they are just “nitrogen fixing” so they actually put nitrogen back into the soil. So you may end up with high amounts of nitrogen in that area.

    Also, it might encourage a lot of leafy growth, and delay flowering and fruiting. Be sure to add a fertilizer high in the MIDDLE number to compensate.

  4. kristin says:

    I have a question about fertilizer/deer repellant. I found a product called plantskyyd that is made from bovine blood, so is basically nitrogen. The makers claim it’s good as a fertilizer, but all your advice seems to be to use fertilizers LOW in nitrogen. Do you think this product will kill my plants? I’m torn, bc the deer here will eat the whole garden if given the chance, and fencing is not an option. What do you suggest?