What to watch for….

this time of year in your square foot garden. It’s hard spending all this time planning, planting, watering, and caring for your gardens ony to come out one morning to discovered it’s all been killed off by an unexpected frost. I think it’s a good idea to get in the easy habit of looking at the weather forecast. When I looked today I saw the following projected evening low temperatures: 51/41/32/35/40/42. We are usually colder in our neighborhood than they are where they record the official temperatures. Of course, by limiting the size of our gardens, it’s a simple matter of protecting them with plastic. There is no way you’re going to be able to do that with a traditional garden. Well, not easily anyway. So knowing this, I won’t cover my gardens tonight, but I will for the next several days. That way I won’t have to worry about anything I’ve grown being ruined by a frost. This picture shows my sugar snap peas. These are planted 8 per square, and you plant them just as they’re shown-at the back of the box. You will find some bad advice about how to grow sugar snaps in the SFG method on the internet. This way they grow right on up the strings. If you look closely you will see that I use tent posts to push into the ground to make the string taut. If you’re string/nylon is not tight, things will start to droop instead of climb. I should have my first batch of sugar snaps in about 10 days. One last thing-you will notice some empty space in front of the sugar snaps. This can be used to plant more letuce, spinach, carrots, onions, etc…..t

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