Added by on 2013-04-04

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote For all of my prep goodness, visit the official website TheDailyPrep.com It’s been almost 2 months since I planted my square foot garden, and it’s time to give you an update. Unfortunately…it’s not much to show. At this point, I’m ready to chalk up my losses on most of my square feet that aren’t producing, and plant some fall crops. Video Rating: 5 / 5

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  • 1fanger 4 years ago

    Looked like it to? me, so many gardeners use it. My mistake.

  • TheDailyPrep 4 years ago

    I need to put down compost/mulch.? I don’t think what I used was treated wood…pretty raw.

  • 1fanger 4 years ago

    Get rid of the treated wood. Outgassing will kill plants. Just build up a mound of your soil mix and real soil. Edge the bed with a square spade to keep surrounding grass from invading the bed.? The result will be marginal the first year. Succeding seasons will always be better. Keep at it. Don`t forget the lime. Mulch every fall to build up your soil and promote worm action. Good luck.

  • brendahere 4 years ago

    Have you seen the back to eden videos? ? You might want to consider some wood chips to keep the water in your soil.

  • bigbear7456 4 years ago

    One good thing about my garden failures was that I usually tried to learn what led to those failures so as? to improve next time. As my experience and knowledge grew, so did my garden plants. I usually grew my seeds in small containers before planting in the garden so as to better manage them and ensure sprouting before planting in the garden… all of which reduces chances of failures. As you mentioned, I suspect that planting late played a part in some of your plant failures.

  • gander2000 4 years ago

    Just wondering if you used any fertilizers?. Compost works well, but works next year. Something I learned when I was studying horticulture at OSU-OKC is that compost has to break down to the molecular level before plants can use the nutrients. That’s why older gardens do better each year as the compost breaks down. But don’t? forget to add fresh compost each season, to help next year. Also being elevated temperature is not your friend. Soil could get to hot.

  • fezorino 4 years ago

    Next year try using a clear plastic drop cloth over the top when you plant to make a kind? of terrarium.

  • Tvino828 4 years ago

    looks like your missing half of? the compost mix, it has a tendancy to settle. I’ve been using a 10×4 garden for about 4yrs, I just keep adding compost every year. It does drain really well so you need to water often.

  • Allofthemonkeys 4 years ago

    I am planning on starting some lettuce, spinach, carrots, broccoli and some herbs in my garden this weekend, my tomatoes are doing good as are my grapes. I will have to wait? and see on the fruit trees.

  • Hogtownprepper 4 years ago

    I would take the bottom screen out and mix the soil you? put in with natural soil you have under it…..and it looks like it needs more water. 🙂