Category Archives: Square Foot Gardening

A Busy Garden

The chickens are laying a lot The result of busy foraging The lettuce is readyThe snow and sugar snap peas are taking offThe beans are floweringThe beans provide nitrogen for the cornThe Thyme is floweringThe yellow zucchini is fruitingThe cucumber … Continue reading

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Artichokes & Square Foot Gardening

I notice that a lot of people hit my blog by searching “artichoke” and “square foot gardening.”  Check out my entry about growing artichokes:(https://themidnightgardener.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/artichoke/) In the meantime, while driving through LA today, I noticed a neighbor with artichoke plants, so … Continue reading

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Work in progress

The garden and the chickens are a work in progress.  I started this season with the idea that I would obscure each bed with netting:But they quickly figured out how to get in and devoured my starts!Plan B: fencing off … Continue reading

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Exciting news for the girls!

Up until now, to let the chickens free in the yard, I have had to keep the dogs in (at least one of them).  But . . .  exciting news!  We put a fence up so they can have their … Continue reading

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Chickens give a helping claw

I’m a little late getting started on my garden this year.  Moving ahead nonetheless.  Since the beds were pretty much empty and I decided to move some around, I went through each bed sifting through the dirt.  The girls love … Continue reading

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Artichoke

I started the artichokes from seed and then moved them into a raised garden bed to grow a bit.  Once they were fairly established, I moved them into the yard.  I don’t have to protect these plants from the dogs … Continue reading

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Beets

Beets When to plant: start three weeks before last Frost.  Can be grown in Spring, Summer and Fall.  Plant every three weeks for continuous harvest. Spacing: 9 or 16 per square foot. Companion Planting: Beets are helped by bush beans, … Continue reading

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