I’m not a handy man, nor have I ever been much of a gardener. So the fact that not only did I build a square foot garden, but I planted the thing, too, is something of an accomplishment. Our son Ben was a huge help. All those years of building with LEGO bricks has made him naturally handy, and he’s quite proud of himself.
A listener told us about Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew last year and after checking it out from the library and thinking about it since last spring, I finally bought my own copy and have been working on putting this all together.
The only “cheats” we did so far was buying starter plants for tomatoes and two kinds of peppers (those are the plants you see already in the picture). The rest (God willing) will all come from seeds. In addition to those, we planted cantelope, corn, two kinds of peas, red onions, chives, basil, rosemary, cilantro, parsley, and…something else I can’t remember. Which isn’t a very good thing. Guess we’ll find out in a few months.
Have you ever had much luck with something like this? We’d love to read your gardening advice.