Did you plant yet?

April 15, 2012 — 2 Comments

We sure have had some interesting weather. With a streak of 80 degree days inUnder the Dome March, we have been on the downside of a cold streak. Hopefully, not too many people got caught off guard by the strange weather. It was way too easy to get caught in the fever and get out and plant seeds and flowers.

If you did get bit by the mean old frost bite, or you have not planted yet, do not fret. It is not too early for plants in the Brassica family. That means you can start direct sowing or transplanting seedlings into your Square Foot Garden. broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower are all great cool weather crops that can tolerate the cool spring Planting and Wateringweather. You can also plant your onions, spinach, and lettuces. Do not forget, you can also cover your Square Foot Gardens much easier than a traditional row garden, install a hoop house or use row covers to protect your young plants when the spring weather does what it does (especially in Michigan) and drops low enough to wreck a whole crop.

Although there has been a slight chill in the air, the weather has been great for hardening off seedlings, prepping the beds for planting, and moving our homegrown seedlings to their spring time Naomi and Papahomes.

Nothing says pays off more than a spring fresh salad from your early greens harvested just as summer starts heating up!



A husband, father, social worker, and disciple of Jesus Christ, James has been Square Foot Gardening since 2011. Being an avid row-gardener and desiring to become more self-sufficient for his family's needs, the Square Foot Method has become his default way of raising produce. A certified instructor with the Square Foot Gardening Foundation, James educates through introductory and hands-on workshops for the communities of Southeastern Michigan.

2 responses to Did you plant yet?

  1. I LOVE your raised bed on table legs. I think I need something like that. I built my last square foot garden on top of a heavy clay soil and all my flowers drowned. How did you build it?

    • It was built using 2×4, 2×6, and plywood. You can get detailed instructions from the all new Square Foot Gardening book by Mel Bartholemew.

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