Work has begun on another square foot garden box. This one will be 4 x 4 feet, with 16 squares. My current box is 30 in x 36 in, with 9 squares. IMy husband and I have already built the new box and filled it with dirt. We’re waiting a day or two to plant the veggies I bought, because a cold front went through last night, changing our 90 degree daytime temp to a very windy 30’s at night. Let’s just say that we went to bed using the AC and woke up considering the heat.
I also purchased materials to make a cage to keep squirrels, cats, and birds out of my square foot garden. We have an independent hardware store in town, which sells poultry fencing by the foot for $0.45 a foot! I was able to purchase enough for a 2 ft tall cage. My current cage is 1 ft tall. Since I’ll be planting taller plants, I thought it best to have a taller cage, to keep my carrots (planted every two weeks) away from the critters/diggers/destroyers of little plants as long as possible.
I purchased marigolds, one each of green, yellow, and red bell peppers, a tomato plant, and a 9-pack of squash. I also purchased seeds for carrots and cucumbers. Using veggies that are already started will get me veggies much sooner. Plus, I’m not very good at growing things from seeds.
I also purchased (and put in a pot) a citronella plant. I plan to move it to wherever I’m working or sitting (if reading a book), to keep the mosquitoes away.
I’ve got my newly purchased, not-yet-planted plants inside right now, because it’s cold and extremely windy out. Our trash and recycle cans have been rolled about a bit this morning.