|What's left in Box 1: eggplant gone wild; herbs; bell peppers|
|ready to plant|
I brought out a tape measure and found that I do not have a true 12x8 box. Each box is 48 inches one direction and 2 or 3 inches shy the other direction. I think that's close enough for square foot gardening, right? So I planted 3 squares each of (all seeds): parsley, scallions, kale, brussels sprouts, swiss chard, cilantro, collard greens, cauliflower, spinach, mustard greens, beets, and leaf lettuce. I used 6 squares for a combination of carrots and radishes. I used one square for white onions, 2 for red onions, 1 for an asparagus transplant I picked up at Baker Nursery, and saved 2 for the leeks and celery my FIL is starting for me.
|Planted and labeled with popsicle sticks|
|crispy rosemary and ant infested oregano|
|The Open box: strawberries, one artichoke, and plants for the farm|
They are starting the "farm" so my FIL already added the compost after cleaning out all the grass. There are a few watermelons left that survived the summer (and no additional water, just rain). I dusted with diatomaceous earth yesterday. Mick and his dad will roto-till today and then the planting will begin.
|almost ready--leftover watermelon|
|pecan, ahem, "tree"|
|Citrus: lemon, lime, orange|
|Fruit: apple, fig (netted), pomegranate|