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My Garden is Actually Growing! {Garden Update July}

I’ve heard that you either have a green thumb or are good with animals. Well, most days I feel like I’m pretty middle of the road with both, but I keep at it and each season I gain more skills and do just a little better than last time.

Last summer I got into place four, 4′ x 8′ cedar garden boxes and planted a variety of vegetables, none of which, for one reason or another, grew. This year, I’m at it again, and the garden is looking much better. I have three of the four boxes planted with tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and peppers and all of the plants have vegetables on them currently.

Peppers! The banana peppers are almost ready for picking and will be the first produce harvested from my own garden. I’m not sure what I’ll do with them, since I’m not a big hot pepper person, but it’s a big milestone and I’m pretty excited.

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Planning a Square Foot Garden

Either big or small, our family has always had some type of garden. This year, my Dad, my sister Amy, and myself are trying our hand a raised-bed / square foot gardening. We are going to attempt to grow most of the vegetables from seed, and try a variety of heirloom seeds which I plan to purchase form Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Read more