My (Square Foot) Gardening Therapy

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10 Responses

  1. Emily says:

    Oh, yes. And it IS the MOST DELICIOUS peach pie ever. I might just have to make it so I can take pictures. . . . poor me!

  2. Tianna says:

    Oooh! You should put the recipe for peach pie on your Eat It! page. Mmm… peach pie…

  3. Kate says:

    Em, I love you! You are an amazing blogger. I almost started crying reading about Grandpa Stan. You are so eloquent with your wording. I think you should add some vampires and wolves into your blog and then sell it!

    xox Katie Jean

  4. Ersula says:

    This was an absolutely amazing post. Thank you so so much for sharing!

  5. Jenny says:

    I am so happy I stumbled across your gardening advice and we did the square foot garden and made our own mel’s mix and I am proud to say we have had success with green beans, zucchini (alot), and broccoli. Our swiss chard didn’t make it…moment of silence and our carrots, strawberries and melons didn’t ever grown anything but leavs…but the corn looks to be making a come back. We are moving soon and I am wondering what I can plant this August in containers for the springtime?

  6. Esther says:

    I love your blog! Your post was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  7. biologie says:

    I absolutely loved reading about your musings on gardening as therapy. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather’s passing. God bless him.

    My husband is going to build me some garden boxes and your posts on how to be a square foot gardener have been very helpful in planning things out. I’m very new to gardening and I think a square foot garden is probably the way to go!

  8. Katerina says:

    Thank you for this post, I really enjoyed reading it. I’m a beginner SF-Gardnerer in Alaska (I know – of all the places I get to learn about gardening in cold AK) and your blog has helped me get excited about it. I started late so my squares are still pretty empty, but I’m starting to see some green! Anyway, I just wanted to share the fact that I’m always looking forward to going outside in the morning to water the plants and flowers and see the progress. I love my little time alone with my garden (the rest of the time I’m chasing a 3-year and 1-year old girls). Thank you for making my learning easier by sharing your advice and experience.

  9. Kim says:

    What a lovely post. I am beginning to settle more and more into being a gardener. It used to intimate me but as I have learned to let go and see each planting as an experiment rather than expectation, it has become therapy for me and has brought me great joy.

    Thanks for your blog as it is helping me develop my gardening skills.

    Would you mind sharing your mom’s pie recipe? I have canned peaches from last August that I would like to use so I can can more this August!

  10. Laura Vanderbeek says:

    Absolutely beautiful post. I completely believe that gardening is great therapy – and quite inexpensive when you consider how much conventional therapy costs. A few weeks ago I was getting ready for my first six month post cancer check up. I get a little crazy the week of a check up, after all chemo and radiation were important but painful experiences. I spent a lot of time in my garden that week and one night I asked my husband, “Are you glad I took it out on the garden?” He just smiled and hugged me. Anyway, I’m 33, mother of two, 2.5 years cancer free, and enjoying my garden more and more each year. Thank you for all your work on this blog – my mom, sister, and I all follow it and we live in Hyrum, Layton, and Payson.