Friday, April 27, 2012

Square Foot Gardening - April

This year I am going forward with my Square Foot Gardening plans. If you've never heard of it, you really should look into this method.  I've wanted to do this for years, but finally I have the place and opportunity, as well as a retired husband to help me out!  It looks like it's going to be a very good day, weather-wise. Blue skies and warming temps.We have to move more quickly now; it's almost time to get the planting done.  Here are some pictures of how we have begun to set it up.

 I'm heading out soon to a flea market, the first of the season in my area. I'm hoping to find some good deals, maybe some garden treasures. Then we're back home to work outside. The mulch is being delivered this morning, also; that's always exciting.  I love the fresh smell of the wood. But then the back breaking work begins. We move a little slower this year, there have been a few injuries since last summer,  and we take more rests.  I hate getting older. It interferes with my gardening plans big time.

Square Foot Gardening is perfect the solution for us.  Everything is within easy reach.  It's a sensible way to approach vegetable gardening, allowing you to plant exactly what you want in a small area; therefore easy to weed and take care of.
Square Foot Gardening was started by Mel Bartholomew in the '80s.  I've owned his book ever since, my copy is dated 1981, and so now is the time to give it a try. Follow along with me on my journey into a new world of vegetable and herb gardening.

You might also like to visit my cooking blog at An Herbal Bedfellow.


The Ebullient Gardener said...

Very interesting, I have heard of the book and always wondered how it would work! Best of luck with your plans, can't wait to see the results! Happy Gardening!

RobinL said...

I'll be curious to see this garden throughout the summer, so please keep us posted!