Container gardening is when most everything you grow is NOT in the ground. That's right...I don't till my garden, I don't have to rip up weeds and start completely fresh every year. (Especially since we have LOTS of clay earth around here...that would be a lot of enriching of the soil each and every year...) I have raised garden beds and I have lots and lots of larger pots that I use to garden. I repeat, NO TILLING NECESSARY with this method. Cool, right?
Companion planting is where you plant different plants next to or near each other that benefit from the other. Whether it is for pest control or optimal growing, companion planting is AWESOME!
Square Foot gardening is exactly what it sounds like. You plant different plants within a square foot of the other (or as close to it as you can get.)
When you plan it right, you end up with a very successful garden!
|This is what my garden looked like in the first few weeks of growth.|
|This is my garden now. Can we say, grown much?|
I am also a firm believer that we should teach our kids where our food comes from, they shouldn't believe that it just comes from a store because if that's how they think, then they can never be self sufficient.
|My oldest two daughters get their own garden area this year. They planted green beans, tomatoes and we had a mystery plant. We had no idea what it was...until now!|
|Green Beans that they planted per Mom's request. (Mom ran out of room in her area!)|
|Now we know! It's broccoli! The head is just starting to form, so we just have to make sure it has lots of water and lots of nutrients so that it doesn't bolt and flower!|