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Comment on May 2016: Prepping Our Square Foot Garden by traceykinohio.

First off, if that son of yours gets ANY cuter, it’ll be a crime! Lol. HOORAY for EcoScraps for the genius idea. We are a very wasteful people; everyone should get on board with that idea. I had a fantastic garden about 5 years ago, but it was in a very tree-rooted but sunny area. I rented a tiller & the garden thrived; cukes, cabbage, green peppers, cherry tomatoes. I’ve always had a garden since I was a kid-nothing more therapeutic than the feel and smell of dirt, growing & eating from the yard. The following year, the roots came back with A VENGANCE & I didn’t/couldn’t go thru the whole tiller, pitchfork thing again :-( To that end, the raised bed kit is an awesome idea. I grow herbs yearly in pots on my patio (kitchen garden). So very cool to step outside the door w/scissors & snip off what I need. The main-stays are: basil, thyme, parsley, rosemary & chives. Keep us posted on how ‘your garden grows’; this was a nice read :-)

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