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By jasonaallen (registered) - website | Posted July 15, 2010 at 08:50:09

We followed the Square Foot Garden soil ammendment guide as closely as we could. We build 4, 4x4 raised beds, and filled them with peat, manure, and top soil. The first year went ok, but the main impediment was how late we planted (we foolishly waited until May 24th).

This year, we got a bunch of seeds in the ground as soon as it was safe to do so, and were picking Brocooli by the middle of June. It's a learning experience, and we have been reading as much as we can, as well as asking neighborhood experts like Russ - who has been generous not only with the portions in the CSA, but with his knowledge as well.

This year we are working on figuring out a fall planting (if all goes well, we'll be harvesting up to - and beyond - the first frost). Next year we're going to try and start figuring out pest and disease control.

WRCU2, you are absolutely right. Russ is a pioneer, and sets a great example for all of us. Ann Marie - I would talk to Russ next time you see him and see if he can suggest some shade tolerant veggies you could grow in a West facing window. It might be worth trying.

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