Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Garden

I'm ba-aaack. Sorry, for the long hiatus ... but a new job with a killer commute and over-scheduled weekends have left me with little time for new cooking inspiration. I so wanted to join in the Julia Child challenge last month, but her recipes are really difficult plus there was not one book available through the Phoenix Public Library since the movie had just come out.

Anyway, I still don't have any cooking inspiration to share ... but I do have photos of my fall, desert, organic, veggie garden that I promised you back in April. And, I have a great garden book to recommend. Maybe everyone already knows of the Square Foot Gardening method but I only recently learned of it. If you like gardening, this book is so inspirational. And, the picture above shows my first attempt using the method. Hopefully, I will be able to report back on how it works ... I grew about half of the garden above from seed. The startup costs of the above 4x4' garden was about $100 ... but only because I chose a fancy container for it. I'll keep you posted on the results!


wirrek said...

Good to see you again, and I hope all is well at your new job. Thanks for the info on the garden, although I have lots of space, I don't have a lot of it in sun. I might check out that book!

Mel said...

I've never heard of Square Foot Gardening, but after reading your post I went to the website and am thoroughly impressed. I'm just bummed that it's already October and I missed it until spring! I will definitely be looking into this, as I currently do zero gardening.