Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening is a small-scale intensive agricultural method popularized in a book and PBS show starring Mel Bartholomew. It uses raised beds, crop rotation, and a special mix of compost, peat moss, and vermiculite to make urban gardening easier. In retirement, Mel has passed the square foot gardening torch to Patti Moreno, and Youtube has the two of them giving gardening guidance for each month: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, and February.

My own square foot garden is prepared but I’m balking at planting because of the threat of snow this weekend. In my first bed, I plan to grow tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, spinach, basil, marigolds, and daisies.





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