|The first Passion Flower|
of the season
|Rhubarb in Lasagna Garden bed|
I have used many methods of garden plot planning from sod removal, to raised beds in boxes, raised beds out of boxes, lasagna gardening, container gardens, etc. This year I have struck upon the method for the Lazy Girl in me. Garden in a bag. I use the Square Foot Gardening Technique with this method and it works beautifully.
|Bag of Soil with a 3-sided cut opening.|
The flap is rolled and tucked into the bag.
Once the seeds begin sprouting I like to use a little homemade foliar spray to help encourage healthy foliage and root growth. Mine is a combination of fish emulsion, cider vinegar, and molasses. There are lots of recipes online for this kind of spray, including Garrett Juice. Spraying once a week until you see flowers and then twice a week after fruit has begun to set seems to be a manageable and beneficial regimen.
|home to future cantaloupe|
If you feel certain that you can't grow a thing and that you must have a brown thumb, find a spot in the yard that is wet and poke a few cucumber seeds in the ground. They really do not need much tending and benefit from benign neglect so long as they have water.
Jennifer Pack from Unearthing This Life has some useful info on starting seeds indoors on Not Dabbling in Normal.