Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Garden Box Project

One thing I have always wanted to do, but have never gotten around to is plant a garden. My folks had one when I was growing up and I just loved helping and reaping the reward of yummy fresh garden fruits and veggies.

So this weekend my wish became a reality. Erin and Jake (remember their gorgeous house tour) are starting a business called the Garden Box. Basically they are building boxes and selling them to suburbanites like myself that have limited room. The concept is called square foot gardening and basically in my 9 X 3 box I can produce a garden that is 80% smaller than a normal garden plot, but gets the same yield! Isn't that fantastic?!


We decided to use the slop behind our garage for the garden. It is a space that has no purpose and it gets lots of sunlight etc...

Jake and Erin not only make the boxes, but they offer a full service plan where they will actually help you plan and plant your garden. They brought all of the supplies: box, dirt, compost, manure and the veggies. This is great for me because that is the part I get overwhelmed with. The when, what and where.



The Chicks jumped right in and wanted to be a part of everything. I really think this is a valuable teaching experience and might possibly help my little one eat more veggies:)

The finished project!! We planted a salsa garden with Roma and Wisconsin 55 tomatoes, cilantro, several different peppers, chives, basil, peas, onions and some Marigolds to help rid pests. I will keep you posted this Summer to let you know how our Garden Box project is working out. If you live in the Minneapolis area and are interested in this great service let me know.



Have a blessed day!


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13 comments:

  1. Great!! You will love it! Check out my blog. We did one too. It's a few weeks back. Yours looks wonderful. How fun!

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  2. Ok here it is...In my April 24th post week. That may make it easier to find it. I wish I knew how to link??

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  3. Looks great! We planted a raised bed for the first time this spring and now I'm wondering why we didn't do it before. We've been eating fresh lettuce from the garden (romaine and spinach) every day for weeks. I never want to go back to store-bought greens again! I can't believe how much better they taste. We also planted tomatoes, potatoes, onions, peppers, and lots more that we're still waiting to grow big enough to eat. :-)

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  4. I love it! What a fantastic idea...your girls are going to have so much fun this summer watching everything grow!

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  5. I love it! Wish they would come to Florida and help me out.

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  6. What an absolutely wonderful idea!! and you totally caught me at salsa garden! Cute hat too! Good luck.

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  7. Fun! You guys all look so cute in your gardening gear. :) I've thought about what a fun learning experience having a veggie garden would be. Can't wait to see how yours does! xo

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  8. I love this!!! I just did a post on my blog about my garden...I am in LOVE with the "raised bed garden"...mine are only 3 x5, to fit in my space...BUT I have planted tons in them!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!!

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  9. How awesome! Wish we lived closer! Our garden isn't looking so great this yr.

    BTW; you totally rock the hats! Wish I could wear hats as well as you!

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  10. What a great idea! - A salsa garden! I've been meaning to start a garden, but have to do a ton of research about deer-proofing. I really want to avoid deer fencing if I can help it, but the deer eat everything I plant that isn't immediately around the house. :)

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  11. I'm so jealous! Would love to have a small garden like that! I have to settle for potted herbs, which the girls love to watch grow. The chicks are going to marvel at how quickly your garden grows. It's so much fun! I know your family will enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of your labor!! :)

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  12. Oh. My. Goodness.

    How neat is that! It is going to turn out FABULOUS! I just know it!

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  13. That's amazing! I'm so glad you are going to be able to have a garden, even though you have limited space. That's awesome. And what a great business idea your friends have come up with. It's great that they are bringing a certain amount of self-sustainability to people in "town". Can't wait to see how your garden turns out!

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