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  1. Food and water
    I've been thinking about this for awhile now. I have the idea to fill 5 gallon buckets with salt and/or sugar (even water?) and using them to support a raised square foot garden bed in the backyard. I could hide 5 or more buckets under a 4'x4' garden in plain sight. Of course, boards could cover...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Looking at using the 4 foot square box to "square foot garden" this year. Anyone else try this? Thanks! :thumb:
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    have been going through it in my head trying to figure out the benefits of a raised garden bed, and curious if someone knows if it is helpful and why. i like gardening when i have the time, i just need to learn to manage my space a little better, i tend to cramp things in to close together, I've...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    what are the advantages? can you make them out of cinderblock?
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I bought the "Square Foot Gardening" book today and will start building my boxes this weekend ... any advice?
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Starting small to see how it goes for me. I built a 4x4 small area to plant some easy to grow crops. Planting some basics. Carrots few different types. Several lettuce head and leaf. Radish. Onions Parsley Chives Basil Some cabbage and cauliflower. As well as a pepper and tomato plant. I...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.squarefootgardening.com/ Has anyone tried this and had good results? It looks very promising for those prepping a canned stock in limited space. I have a small garden now. Fight the weeds daily.
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    we planted our first garden this year. we did a 4x4' garden. actually 2 of them. they work great and gives lots of growing area and food for the small amount of area that they take up. we read up on the square foot garden and went from there. great book that i highly recommend. would like to...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Greetings, Last year was my first year planting a garden and I went with the row gardening which I had always seen. After planting I had read about another way of planting which was called "square foot gardening" which was basically planting in sections vs rows. The article I read posted a lot...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have seen a few threads on rasied bed gardening and I am concerned with some of the stuff I am reading. Alot of people on here are suggesting using railroad ties soaked with creosote, and treated landscape timbers, and treated lumber. This is a HUGE NO NO. Why would you want to put all...
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