Well I have been just so busy! Starting Seeds, building beds, hauling manure, building trellises and buying plants.
I know it sounds like I'm complaining but the kids and I are having a blast.
In one of the many books I borrow from the library I discovered Square Foot Gardening. So the kids and I thought we would give it a shot.
I bought some planting soil about $5.00 per bed
We went to a horse farm and got a truck load of horse manure FREE
|Trinitys dirty hands from stirring the top soil and compost together|
|Trinity's break, telling me how hard she is working. I believe her don't you?|
Once the beds were full Alex drove rebar into the north side corners of the bed.
Rebar 1/2 X 24 $1.52 each. $3.04 per bed.
For the grid I used an old blind. The blind was just under four feet wide and already had holes in it PERFECT! Alex used the wooden food sticks from the kitchen to hold down the grid.
|This was a great math lesson for Alex|
9 five foot lengths of PVC $1.64 each - 3 per bed $4.92
6 PVC elbow $.34 each - 2 per bed $.68
2 trellis netting 4.97 each - $3.31 per bed
Our total cost per bed $37.35
We have already planted leaf lettuce, peas and sweet peas in our beds. We decided to inter plant flower vines with our veg vines just because we think it looks pretty.
The next project for the beds is to make a frame that we can cover with plastic (to protect from freeze) and cheese cloth (to protect from egg laying insects)