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What’s in my garden

I use the Square Foot Gardening technique developed by Mel Bartholomew as a guide for my gardening.

Garden May 15th

My 8′ x 4′ pine box (32 square feet) is raised and gridded using twine. I use Mel’s plant spacings (how many seeds to plant per square foot), but I don’t use Mel’s Mix (1/3 blended compost, 1/3 peat moss, and 1/3 coarse vermiculite). Instead I go in for the premium soil mix of organic leaf compost, peat, sand and screened soil the community garden gets delivered from a local farm every year.  I started my plot with this soil the first year and it was amazingly productive.

What’s in my garden this year:


  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Garlic Chives
  • Parsley


  • Borage
  • Calendula
  • Cornflower
  • Sunflower


  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumbers – new this year
  • Onions
  • Kale
  • Lettuce mix
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini – new this year

Garden June 3rd

Favourite purveyor of organic seeds and plants: Urban Harvest! Great seeds and plants and very helpful staff. They even let me exchange an unopened seed packet (I picked up a black boy cornflower seed pack instead of blue boy).


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