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Adventures, Advice and Questions from a group of Mormon women who met in Queens, NY and have now scattered all over the place.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Tis the Season to Plant a Garden...
...at least it is in sunny CA.
On our more private "My Family" website, we have been having a discussion about gardening ever since I posted a photo of my "Square Foot Garden" my mother-in-law and I built and planted last week during her very timely visit. And might I say, I am totally sold on "square-foot gardening" and highly recommend reading the book if you are interested in planting a garden and don't have a lot of space.
Turns out Jen is renting a plot at a community garden down the street this year, Beth has a plan to build a mini-garden on her balcony, Melissa is going to try to grow artichokes this year, Kage is wondering if she can figure out how to use an upside-down tomato planter (something that both Marian and Melissa have had success with in the past) in her apartment this year, and Marian has plans for co-op gardening this year with her family that all live in the same town. Who knew so many of us had green thumbs (or are at least trying to get them)!
After all the discussion, I just have to open it up to a bigger audience to see what other gardening plans and past gardening successes we've got going on out there. Hearing everyone's ideas have been so inspiring! So let's hear it - especially ideas that deal with gardening for small spaces.
P.S. That photo is of the last harvest from my fall garden. I called it my "lazy-woman's garden" because it was planted by a group of neighbor kids (the oldest being 5), it was never thinned and was basically ignored (luckily we have automatic watering hooked up to our boxes). And this is part of the beautiful bounty that still emerged from that poor, neglected garden. I was pretty amazed.