2009 garden

Okay, 2008 didn’t turn out so great. We’re pretty sure it was the fact that we didn’t renew our soil in the garden boxes and mix in more natural fertilizers. What grew last year struggled to produce a handful of fruit before dying off, so whatever you do, remember to really enrich your soil before planting! This year, we went by All Seasons Mulch Market on Johns Island to get two truckloads (2 cubic yards) of 50/50 mushroom mulch and garden soil, which is supposed to be a great combination for vegetable gardening.

Bound and determined to grow as much food as possible this year, we’ve expanded on the four garden boxes and tilled up about 400 square feet of the backyard and fenced it in. The whole garden is now composed of four raised beds, eight 10 gallon pots, 10 16-foot long rows and six individual fence plantings. We also installed a drip water system, which is probably one of the best things ever to happen to the home gardener.

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  1. matt said

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

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