Last year's garden was a dismal failure. So I set #17 on my 40 by 40 list to eat something I grew myself.
I learned from last year's mistakes:
1. Used better soil
I used the square foot gardening mixture-
1/3 Blended Composts, 1/3 Peat Moss, 1/3 Coarse Vermiculite
I just bought a pre-mixed one
2. Moved garden so it got more sun
veggies need at least 6-7 hours of full sun
3. Planted a few weeks earlier
It may also have helped that, unlike last year, we weren't in the worst drought ever.
It worked! Behold the $80 cucumber!
Action shots below
There's an entire book on square foot gardening, but if you're too lazy like me, start here: There is a book that's supposed to be great, but I was too lazy to read it. The site has a ton of great info. Start here: http://www.squarefootgardening.org/top10faqs#!__top10faqs
Only 23 more goals to go before I turned 40!
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