Spring Gardening Checklist

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8 Responses

  1. Keenan says:

    Thank you for this blog post! I have been trying to regain my green thumb for some time now and I hoping I will be able to use some of your recommendations to get my garden back up and running.


  2. Michael says:

    This will be my third season of my box garden. I have planted not only a summer garden but a fall garden also. I have yet to add or change my original dirt mixture and no fertilizers or additives. Yep, 100% organic. Trust me when i say that this system works even in the hot and humid deep south. This system is easy to manage, fun for the family, and it will produce not only quality of produce, but quanity. Thanks Mel for sharing your great ideas. Not only have I learned a lot, but my young sons have too. Bottom line, the box garden nearly takes all the guess work out of it. Its nearly a guarentee for results that you can eat.

  3. Emily says:

    It’s hard to make recommendations, because each area struggles with different critters.

  4. Emily says:

    Blueberries usually grow well in cool, damp conditions (think northeast) in an acidic soil that drains really well. Check your local extension office for suggestions about growing them in your area. There may be varieties adapted to your climate. In general, grow them in straight peat moss, or peat moss mixed with bark. They need cool temps, so be sure to provide some shade. Here’s an article that might help.

  5. Emily says:

    Some good, decomposed organic material (compost) is a must, and fertilizer is a bonus. Other than that, it would depend on your soil. If it’s getting waterlogged, I’d add some vermiculite. If it’s too dry, I’d add peat moss.

  6. randallhperry says:

    Is there a suggested supplement that can be added?

  7. randallhperry says:

    What would you suggest adding to Mel’s mix that would help grow blueberries in Texas?

  8. GrammyTammi says:

    Wow! Thanks for all the great information. I haven’t had much luck with my gardening but I think some of your tips will help out a lot. I can’t wait to read more of our blog. I hope I’ll be able to plant something for the fall garden.