I know that I’m probably jumping the gun a bit, but the weather has been getting nicer and the sun is setting a bit later in the day. It’s time to start thinking about a summer garden.
This year we are not joining our local CSA farm but we still want the fresh, local produce. We plan to grow more of our own vegetables and supplement that with produce from nearby farms and farmer’s markets. I’m not sure that we’ll save any money, but we will grow more of the vegetables that we like. Last season, some of our food from the CSA actually went to waste because we got tired eating it over and over again.
All in all, the CSA was a great experience, because we got to try a lot of vegetables that we wouldn’t have tried otherwise and also met a lot of great people.
We’ve decided to go with a raised bed garden using the Square Foot Gardening method. Our local Sam’s Club had a raised bed garden kit for $39.88 so I picked up two of them along with some soil.
The soil shown in the picture is not nearly enough for the garden. It will take at least 9 bags for each raised bed.
I’ve read about square food gardening online, but I’m looking for a copy of Mel Bartholomew’s book to make the planning a bit easier.
I’ll let you know how it all progresses.