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So today I went out and began some early Spring chores. I turned the soil over in the garden beds (to dig in the new compost, blood meal, and bone meal I scattered the other day) I also planted the carrot seeds, onion sets, lettuce seeds, and parsnip seeds. My... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
Here is my garden plan for 2009 (what to plant where): Download Document Steve Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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So today I put the the relective boards together. The vegetable garden is not in optimal sunlight (but I haven't gotten the heart yet to bring the trees down that are shading it). I decided to experiment a bit by putting some relective mylar onto boards and see if the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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So over the weekend Sarah and I went up to Gardener's Day at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Millbrook. Very informative sessions and one session has helped me identify that my banana plant at work is infested with scale (will bring in rubbing alcohol and and cotton swabs to remove them)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
So with a nice stretch of warm weather predicted here in New York I decided to begin some of the acclamation process for my tomato, pepper, and broccoli seedlings by setting them in a shelterd location on the patio outside. I will also be transplanting the rest of the pepper... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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The first signs of asparagus are appearing. We should be able to lightly harvest some this year! Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
So I just got wind that HGTV has cancelled (or should I say "composted") "Gardening by the Yard." Along with many other folks I am quite dismayed. The one decent, true gardening show on HGTV is now gone. On April 13 there is an email protest scheduled to take place... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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So I just got back from vacation and unfortunately it looks like even going away for a week carries risks when it comes to gardening. I came back and in the matter of a week some of the broccoli had bolted and begun to flower! Bummer! I cut the heads... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
So I got to thinking and decided to create a garden log for the garden. I realized that I was missing some key information that would help me plan and execute a better garden plan next year. The basic information that I decided to keep in my log is vegetable... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
I recently entered my garden in the best vegetable garden contest that is being offered in my city: http://www.greenteen.org/We%20Can%20Grow%20Poster_v2.pdf They will be coming around to judge the gardens that applied during the week of July 28 with winners being announced on August 3. I'll keep you posted on how I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
So the weather has been hot a dry up in our neck of the woods for the past week or so which means going out to water almost every day. Nothing looks the worse for ware but I am looking forward to a nice day of rain sometime soon. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
So one of the things that I believe I will do differently next year will be to apply a regimen of fertilization for the garden. I know that with the SFQ method you shouldn't have to worry about this but I feel like I need to inject some extra nutrients... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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On Sunday we began our "light havest" of the asparagus Was a real nice addition to breakfast! Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
Well I am heading to Italy tomorrow for two weeks and I rolled the dice today and planted all my seeds and seedlings out into the garden (the camera is packed so no photos..hehe). We'll see. May 7 in mid Hudson New York is a gamble especially with tomatoes and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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Well I finally had a chance to add some photos of the garden to the blog after returning from Italy a month ago (has it been that long already?!). So the spring has been wet and cool most of the time. Surprisingly the garden is doing REAL well! (I think... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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Built new grids for beds using garden stakes and wire Fall planted garlic just starting to come up Base for new cover cages using plant stakes (larger diameter) and rubber hose for corners Cold frame prepped using cinder blocks and old windows New "herb pyramid" for summer herbs Planted seeds... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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So I have gone and posted my plan for the 2010 garden (if you can read my writing): https://wfs.pace.edu/viewitem.aspx?navigate=%5csfeyl%5cblogcontent%5cplan2010.pdf Also have taken round one of my seedlings from off the heat mat as I had recently read that this can cause leggy seedlings: http://www.seedlibrary.org/wp/?p=677 I also have begun entering items... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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So Paul James from the HGTV show "Gardening by the Yard" has launched his new web site: http://www.gardenerguy.com/ On the web site he talks about the purpose of his new site as well as a little bit about HGTV and his future. I am looking foward to participating and supporting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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New strawberry jar Makeshift cold frame Asparagus growth New cages built Using plant stakes an rubber hose for corners made them much easier to build Tibetan prayer flags from a local store flutter on a warm early spring day Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
Continued nice weather allowed me to get back out into the garden and get some of the spring crops into the ground I planted the onion sets as well as direct seeded the carrots, parsnips, onions, bok choy, and lettuce. I also worked over the rest of the raised beds... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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Garlic is making nice progress Bok choy is just sprouting and so are the onion sets...lettuce, carrots, and parsnips should be up in a few days Potatoes went into the sacks over the weekend. Hopefully will see them in a week or two Warm season crops (peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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I took advantage of a quiet weekend to go in and plant a couple of blueberry bushes I had ordered from Gurneys (Brigitta and Bluecrop varieties). Brigitta was the only one that I cold find that is listed as being more tolerant of partial shade. I ordered the raised beds... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
I went around the vegetable garden over the weekend and took some photos of how the general garden is progressing. I plan on doing this at the beginning of each month to document overall progress: http://libtech.typepad.com/photos/garden_photos_may_2010/ Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010
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So over the weekend we had some wicked winds that came through. Saturday afternoon we heard a "crack" and "thud" as a large limb came down from the trees near the garden. Couldn't have asked for a better "landing zone" for the limb to fall though...right in between new blueberry... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2010