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Saturday, March 28, 2009

My indoor green house

I've got some seeds started inside... on my porch in a little green house.

-Roma Tomatoes (40)
I know... but I really want to can bunches of tomato sauce this fall!
-Eggplants (6)
-Grape Tomatoes (4)
-Bell Peppers (4)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Started some plants inside!!!

I grabbed my peat pots & potting soil... and my seeds tonight. What I planted:
40 Roma Tomato plants
4 grape tomato plants
6 eggplants

I purchased enough of Mel's soil ingredients at my local co-op to fill one 4x4x6 box. I'm going to get started with planting my salad garden this week.
Mixed salad greens

Monday, March 23, 2009

Building raised beds for Square Foot Gardening

We're in the process of building our raised bed frames. Aaron's been a great helper! He's our youngest son, age 11.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Just bought the new Square Foot Gardening book!

Just back from a fast trip to Billings... I had so much to accomplish that I decided to wait till next week to track down Vermiculite.

I did however run into Barnes & Nobles and pick up the brand new Square Foot Gardening book.

Now... to put groceries away...The All New Square Foot Gardening

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tracking down Vermiculite

Mel's growing mix (not soil!) calls for 1/3 each of Vermiculite, Peat, & Compost.

So, I'm tracking it all down! Called Northern Gardens in Cody. They have Vermiculite for $34.95 for a 3 cu' bag.

3/23/09... update...
Ok... been making lots of phone calls. I saw an ad in our local paper for the Big Horn Co-op. Well of course.... they supply all the seed for our local farmers... we are a farming community.

The great news is that they have Vermiculite for $26.29 for 4 cu'! Awesome! That sure beats $35 for 3.5 cu'!

3/21/09... update...
Been tracking down Vermiculite online... so far found 4 cu' bags for $33 including shipping. Online Garden Supply store

Oh... I signed up as a member of Mel's Square Foot Garden website. They have a very helpful forum there. One of the SFG forum members posted this youtube video of her garden: video

Monday, March 16, 2009

Greetings fellow gardening enthusiasts!

My son Matthew (age 15) helped me make 2 4x4 frames this weekend!
Now to start finding the perfect soil mix that Mel recommends.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Well it got cold...

We're just finishing up a cold snap here with below zero temps... dreams of my garden... were frizzed away by bone chilling wind...

I think that I found my garden spot...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 says...

I get a newsletter from I was thrilled to read that we can start planting spinach, radishes, lettuce, and sweet peas as soon as the ground is not frozen.

Now... need to get my Square Foot Gardening frames together!!!

And buy the soil mixture... Last time I check at Lowes in Billings, MT they didn't have any Vermiculite yet. If you live around here in the Basin and have found some of this stuff already... please do leave a comment and share!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My very first Square Foot Garden...

Greetings from northern Wyoming where days are starting to warm up.

A few years ago, my friend Peg told me about a different way to garden called Square Foot Gardening.

Well, this year... I'm ready to give it a try!