How To Build a Vinyl Square Foot Garden Box

How To Build a Vinyl Square Foot Garden Box

Gardening, How-To Series, Videos
Whenever I post pictures of my gardens on our Facebook Fan Page people always ask where I got them or how I made them. Well the answer is ... I have an amazing husband :) He has been sweet enough to make a tutorial for you to show how to make a simple 4x4 vinyl garden box. Feel free to watch the video at the bottom of the page, but I have also tried to summarize his instructions if you don't want to watch the whole thing. How To Build a Vinyl Square Foot Garden Box Materials Needed: 4"x4" vinyl post jackets (found in either 72" or 100" lengths) - You can also use 5"x5" vinyl posts but they have holes pre-drilled in incorrect places) Vinyl fence slats (found in…
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Square Foot Gardening FAQ

Fruits and Vegetables, Gardening
When we posted our Square Foot Gardening 101 post a few weeks ago it got people all excited about starting up their gardens this year ... and it also led to a slew of gardening questions coming from our readers on our Facebook Fan Page. We decided to have our cousin Emily, the author of the My Square Foot Garden ebooks, answer a few of these questions from our readers since she is a pro at helping beginning gardeners get started. Hello FSME readers! I’m exited to have the chance to answer some of your gardening questions! Just a little background on me—I’m a mom of two boys, and this is my fourth year of gardening. I’m not an expert, but I am determined to learn all I can and…
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Square Foot Gardening 101

Fruits and Vegetables, Gardening
One of the BEST and CHEAPEST ways to store fruits and vegetables is to garden and/or preserve them yourself. If this feels overwhelming to you, don't worry, we understand! Check out Jodi's Gardening Failures post from last fall for example ;) However, if this is something you really WANT to learn more about, we are going to help you achieve success this year. If you are a brand new beginner, here is a fantastic intro to Square Foot Gardening that we filmed with our cousin Emily from http://MySquareFootGarden.NET. We love love love the Square Foot Garden method developed by Mel Bartholemew.  2014 Garden Update! If you've been following our Facebook page you will have seen that Jodi is getting ready to put in some raised garden beds at her new…
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Food Storage Garden – Make Your Own Pots for FREE

Fruits and Vegetables, Gardening, Jodi's Progress
As you may remember from my “It’s Garden Time” post a few weeks ago, I am a big fan of gardening and especially in how it relates to food storage. Now that our Food Storage Made Easy (eBook) Binders are completed and available, I’ve actually had a bit of time to focus on gardening again. This weekend I took a bunch of my seedlings that I started in Jiffy Pellets and transplanted them into small pots to allow them space to grow some more. I even found a way to make my OWN pots out of newspapers so it was all FREE except for buying the potting soil. I just had to share this new method with you because I was so excited about it. How to Make Your Own…
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It’s GARDEN time!

Fruits and Vegetables, Gardening
The snow is melted, my tulips are poking their heads above ground, and my garden boxes are calling my name begging for some plants to fill them up! So I'm finally going to get started on everything for this season and I am sooooo excited. Here is a list of what I'm doing in my garden this week: Installing my irrigation system (ok my husband is doing this part, he must really love me). Last fall we installed sprinklers in our whole yard but just left one pipe open for my gardens. So we need to install a drip system that will run all through my vegetable gardens. Hitting Home Depot on Saturday! Refilling my garden beds with compost. If we can get our truck working I will buy a…
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