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Little Acres Vegetable Garden

All my previous experience with Vegetable Gardening has been with the old fashioned row planting which I found to be so labor intensive that I did not want to garden this way. I had read Square Foot gardening and read about Kitchen Gardening and combined the best of both worlds. I have the land to create it, so I decided to map it out. I started creating a map on my computer in the Winter of ‘08/’09 and decided to purchase a Mantis tiller in April 2009. When it arrived, I gave Tom the task of tilling up my spot. My son and I put up the fencing and then we made boxes. These are not raised beds just dividers. Got some free mulch from the tree trimmers and was off and running.

Not everyone understood what I was doing since it’s out of the norm for most Wisconsin gardeners but once I got it going and planted, I had so many compliments on it!

Created: 2009

Soil: Sandy Loam (been adding tons of compost to it)

macchick's Little Acres Vegetable garden is an outdoor organic garden located in Bevent, United States and currently contains 0 plants.

This is a Vegetable garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 4b. It has mainly Combination soil and receives Full Sun light.A reading of pH 6.6 was last taken on this garden, meaning that the soil is currently weakly acidic soil.

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Comments

MommyandPaul

MommyandPaul

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United States9b

Oh my gosh, this is such a gorgeous vegetable garden!

Posted on 28 Apr 10 (over 9 years ago)
macchick

macchick

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United States4b

Thank you very much, I worked very hard on it last year and have had great success with it.

Posted on 28 Apr 10 (over 9 years ago)

What a lovely, organized vegetable garden. Where did you get the plants? Have you ever worked with Lowbush blueberries before. I added 3 to my garden this year but wondered if anyone other than the birds would enjoy the berries.

Pat

Posted on 14 May 10 (over 9 years ago)
macchick

macchick

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United States4b

Thank you! I really enjoy working in my garden. You asked “Where did I get the plants?” Did you mean plans? Plants were all from seed or purchased at local nurseries. If you are asking about a plan, I came up with it myself in the winter of ‘08 and started it on my computer based on a Kitchen Garden style with paths etc. Spring hits, I buy a tiller and got Tom to work it up for me. I then went out and purchased some 1×4’s to make the sections I planned on paper. Amended the soil, installed the fence, Tom built me the door and I was off and running. As for the blueberries, I do install bird netting over my strawberries and blueberries. The plants are not mature yet and got about 2 handfuls of berries last year and this year looks like that will be double. It does take them 3-4 years to mature. They were very tasty!

Posted on 14 May 10 (over 9 years ago)

I must say, I love your veggie garden. Of course that is cause I get to garden vicariously though you in it, sis! LOL!!! ;)

BTW. . . I will be coming out tonight to drop off some stuff that I got for you at a garage sale. I think you will likey!!!

And I suppose I could take me Jalapenos with me too!!!

Posted on 20 May 10 (over 9 years ago)

Beautiful garden! I’m working on building a garden “steps” as I have a slope in my back yard.

Posted on 01 Jan 11 (over 8 years ago)

ooooh i like this so much better than row planting…also have heard several people talking about square foot gardening here but have not researched it yet…

the plans that you created on your computer? i am guessing you designed a program yourself being in IT but in case you used a publicly available design program; did you? and if so what was it?

since i am just getting started in designing and planning and we have so much space i really don’t want to be random…i want planning and spontaneity combined so am prepared to ask questions of those of you who have been there and done that and know that i don’t know much!!! (i am currently using graph paper and rulers!!!)

Posted on 04 Jan 11 (over 8 years ago)

very nice looking garden :) looks organized, and full of good stuff . All the pictures also helped to give me a push, as it has most of what I wanted to do but couldn’t really picture it ! of course, I don’t have as much space, but it really inspired me to try to organize, plan and dream about making my garden bigger and more organized. I’ve always been so random and lazy and not quite finishing anything in the garden. It’s a good thing I’m starting early this year.

hope you don’t mind me peeking in once in a while to check on your gardens this year. I also took a look at your website, everything is neat and clear. Good job :)

Posted on 02 Feb 11 (over 8 years ago)
macchick

macchick

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United States4b

@timidejulie – Peek all you want and thank you for your comments. I have had great success with this style of gardening than I ever did with traditional row planting. This biggest thing for me with this garden is the ease of its care.

Posted on 02 Feb 11 (over 8 years ago)

I love your idea of creating the islands of plants with a doubledug almost-raised-bed concept. I kind of adapted my garden to your concept, except I combined the row and almost-raised bed together. I have been browsing your Flickr photos of your garden. You need some more pictures of your garden.

I added 21 photos to most of my gardens. I don’t remember if I showed you how to take advantage of a software bug. Here’s the trick, Edit the garden and check Automatically update primary photo checkbox and re-save the garden. Now open an existing journal that references this garden and click “Edit Journal”. Go down to where you see the Garden referenced. To the Right of it you’ll see a Red X to delete it. Go ahead and delete the reference to that Garden. Next type in the garden in the text box and chose the same garden from the auto-suggest list. When the garden is selected, click on the photo icon at the left of the gardens name and select a picture, and click “Save” the journal entry. Now click on the garden and there will be a new main photo (that you just selected) and the previous garden main photo will be added as an extra photo (6th photo).

Repeat the same process to add additional photos. You can only add one photo at a time, but it’s worth it if you want to show a lot of pictures of your garden.

Posted on 21 Jun 11 (about 8 years ago)

Hello Macchick,
Thankyou for your response to my query. I accepted your invitation to visit your arden and was totally inspired. So organised. I wonder if there is reason behind the size and situation of each bed. If so what? Your garden is a tribute to your time effort and love. Beautiful.

Posted on 15 Nov 11 (almost 8 years ago)

This is fabulous. I have three square foot gardens in my front yard and two for vegetables in the back. I am planning to add more next spring. Thanks for sharing.

Posted on 16 Nov 11 (almost 8 years ago)

I love your garden plan! What did you use to create the plan?

Posted on 06 Apr 12 (over 7 years ago)
macchick

macchick

Folia Helper

United States4b

I first planned it on paper and then transferred it to the computer using Pages for Mac and thanks!

Posted on 06 Apr 12 (over 7 years ago)

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