A must read for a new way of gardening!
30 Jan 09
Now that's really funny. I just finished part one of a multiple part series on one of my garden blogs and mentioned how we are doing square foot gardening this year. I link to one of my other posts on square foot gardening and I have a video from Youtube on it by Mel Bartholomew. We are really looking forward to giving it a try but we are also doing SFG with raised beds.
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5 Feb 09
Square foot gardening actually came about around the mid 1970's. I remember first reading about it in Organic Gardening magazine. It's a really good way to garden, and you can fit so much more in! I've been doing it ever since I first read about it. It also makes harvesting easier, and seems to keep the weed population under better control. I also do what they call companion planting. I plant marigolds around tomatos and such to keep bugs away, and when I plant sunflowers, I have other compatible plants growing in the same soil at the base. What that does is fit more into one space, and it allows the plants at the bottom to shade the soil at the roots, and keep the moisture in better (which means less watering lol) When I plant corn, the companion plants I use are usually pumpkins, that way I have 2 crops in one area, and both are happy. For anyone who hasn't tried the square foot gardening, it's definitely worth reading, and it works so well! I would never go back to regular 'row' gardening.