Sunday, June 29, 2008

Farm Boxes No1 and No2

The farm recently purchased Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomen. And while Mel does overly state his accomplishments (the originator of gardens in a box?) and he writes in the third person, this book does have worthwhile information about building boxes for plants. We like the aesthetics of the boxes but they are also practical for controlling soil quality and temperature. We bought 400lbs. of soil and manure to fill the boxes and also mixed compost from Kimberly in there as well.


Anonymous said...

Looks like a great way to control weeds and increase crop yield. Even a none construction guy like me could probably make one or two of these raised beds. Our garden has survived one hail storm thus far but we are still almost a month behind the growing curve. Love being able to share info and pictures. Coach

Brooklyn Farm said...

New York Times article about Square Foot Gardening goes slightly more in-depth. Read here