We Have an Allotment! 

You may remember our traipse last week to a local community garden. While we were there, I was able to get the contact info for the lady in charge of the allotments. We talked on Wednesday about available gardening spaces. They had 1 left. It’s now ours!!! Woohoo!!! We’re so excited!! It came with a…

The Carrots Are Not Ready Yet

Boy Wonder #2’s carrots are sending up lots of little green leaves.  He is quite thrilled and ready to eat them.  So far, I’ve been able to keep him from pulling them out to check on them.  His sister is another story.  Girl Wonder #1 decided she needed to see how they were doing so…

Putting Them In Their Places

Once I had the grid in place, it was time to plot veggie strategy.  I knew how many plants I had.  Using this great post from the Harvest Farm Community Garden up the road in Suwanee, GA, I was able to figure out how many squares each plant needed.  Now, it was time to put the veggies…

Getting Squared Away

Now that the frames are built and the soil is in, the next step in our gardening adventure is the layout and marking the grid for our square foot garden.  For more detailed info on square foot gardening, visit the Square Foot Gardening website.  I read the latest version of Mel Bartholomew’s book, Square Foot Gardening and it…

Covered, Smothered, and Composted

Once the beds were set, it was time for the soil.  We used a mixture of composted organic soil we found at a local landscape supply center and composted horse manure from our friends at Moonshadow Farm.   The Boys Wonder were besides themselves with excitement at getting to work in the back of daddy’s…

Setting the Raised Beds

After getting the beds built, they had to be set in their new home.  We will have 4 raised beds total, so far, in the back yard.  We found an area that gets just enough sunlight to grow veggies.  We will be taking a couple of the trees down in the spring.  Then the beds…

Build New Raised Bed Frames

Over Labor Day weekend, Sweet Hubby and the Boys’ Wonder put the new raised bed frames together.  We had purchased cedar for the frames Thursday evening.  Unfortunately, we forgot that we had no way of cutting 2 of the cedar boards to make the end pieces of the frames.  We had enough cedar, brackets, and…

Planting With Isaac

When Isaac churned through the Gulf of Mexico earlier this week, he very kindly just gave us feeder bands filled with rain.  Since we are still in a significant drought situation, the rain was desperately needed.  While it rained and the Wonder Kids watched DVD’s of the original “Muppet Show”, I quickly planted a few…

Pumpkin Pie Wanna-be’s

One of our seed selections for our fall garden was Early Sugar Pie Pumpkins.  We purchased them for making pumpkin pie and having as decoration for the house during the fall season.  We’ve never grown pumpkin before so this is exciting for us. The seeds this year grew amazingly fast.  I believe it’s because we…