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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fall/Winter Garden '09

Here in Zone 9, it's time to plant the cool weather crops of a Fall/Winter garden. This is the first time I have planted a garden in August. It is a little strange, but exciting. I am looking forward to the sprouting of new seeds and a whole new cycle of life beginning.

To make room, I cleared two rows of plants from our Summer garden. Only 5 of the squash plants and the herb patch remain. For this planting, I decided to try the Square Foot Gardening method. I thought this would come in handy since I had limited space and an assortment of seeds to plant. The new crops are in the lower two rows of the garden diagram.

If the Square Foot method works well, I plan to use it for the Summer garden next year. The prospect of fewer weeds makes me smile.


Debbie said...

Very nice set up. I hope it works for you. We are thinking about doing a winter garden but can"t bring ourselves to rip out the summer crops.
Good luck,

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