Let’s Plant a Garden!
This is finally my year to plant and harvest a full garden.
Last year was, well, let’s call it a bit of a learning curve. You can read about some of the misadventures and misfits here. I did manage to prove that anyone can grow food though. :snicker:
Today, we planted our first full garden box. I feel such a sense of accomplishment!
Starting with the Base
We started with moving rich dirt and garden-loving earthworms from the compost pile into a raised garden bed.
Katie brought some fancy to the party with her pink flowered shovel.
After gathering the seed packets, I measured out 12 x 12 inch squares in the dirt. I used a level to quickly measure and mark the lines.
It was so efficient that it’s my new favorite bed prep tool.
We’re following the square foot gardening method to minimize weeds and maximize food production.
Here’s the garden plan from last year that is finally getting put to use (read the specifics here).
Yesterday, we planted the bed on the left and then finished up with a bit of spontaneous art work.
Just 2 more beds to compost and plant, a protective fence to discourage the new bunny neighbor, and some wood chips to clean up the area. I can do this, right?
Do you grow your own food? Are you an amateur like me or an accomplished gardener?
Please share your gardening links in the comments if you think they can help us newbies!
Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.
When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.