Well, today is March 17th, Happy St Patrick's Day. We here in the Red River Valley of the North have been teased with nice weather and the spring itch has been scratched. Today, reality reared its ugly head and let us know once again that Mother Nature rules all. We have 30 degrees and snow. Some of the people I have been visiting with are concerned that the apple trees have budded and this cold weather will set them back. Just last year I planted a couple of apple trees and
Gardening in the Red River Valley of the North can be a difficult endeavor. We are on the boarder of zones 3 and 4 which tells us that we have our last frost around May 15 and first frost around Sept 15, that is only 120 growing days and a whole lot of winter. With SFG techniques that we developed and improved by the creator Mel Bartholomew and 30 years of gardening experience we can extend that growing period substantially. The most fertile soil in the United States is found
The prototypes are being donated to those who have supported Brian's dream of carrying on the mission on Mel Bartholomew and his Square Foot Gardening Method. Prototype number one, 3 x 3 Elevated SFG will remain on display and used in Brian's garden in Moorhead. Prototype Number 2 given to dear friend Juile Possehl. Prototype Number 3 given to Ken Adams and Linda Jones in Moorhead
2016 is the 40th Anniversary of when presented Square Foot Gardening to the public.
We will begin rolling out some fun events, contests, and drawings beginning in March and culminating on July 1, 2016 when we'll celebrate "World Square Foot Gardening Day".
Stay tuned! Image Copyright Mel Bartholomew