Friday, November 22, 2013

How to Prepare a Square Foot Garden for Planting

How To Prepare Your Square Foot Garden for Planting

A New England Autumn is magical and nostalgic with the rusted reds and oranges of changing leaves, and the sparkle of early morning frost on the lawn. However, the cold weather brings a bit of melancholy as well - It means I will be unable to garden outside for the next five months. Once the first frost hits in October, my plants die back over night, and I need to clean up the unsightly mess before the a 12" blanket of snow makes the job impossible. As I am an ardent follower of the Square-Foot Gardening techniques, my clean up is simple, and ensures I will be ready to plant after the last frost has come and passed safely away... MORE