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Potato Barrels – Getting Maximum Yield with Minimum Effort!

Building potato barrels for your garden is QUITE easy to do.  This method makes harvesting your potatoes a breeze, and allows you to diversify the look of your garden.  This is a solo or family project, so enjoy! We used THREE trash cans, so we will go off of this for the project. You will need: 3 –  32 gallon trashcans One drill with a ½ inch drill bit One Spade shovel ½ yard of manure and topsoil mixture 3 –  5 gallon buckets of drainage gravel   Step 1) Drill 8 holes around the bottom edge and four holes […]

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Square foot gardening Texas

My Approach to Gardening by the Square Foot

I do recommend that you refer to The Square Foot Gardening Book by Mel Bartholomew for good information on how many of each plant to place in a square foot area and some good set up ideas for vertical frames and covering cool season plants. His plant by plant info is general enough that it is ok too- I do not use the same mix that he recommends in his book for my square foot garden ( I have tried it and it isn’t bad but it is hard to mix by yourself and not my favorite)– I prefer to […]

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