posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 05:41 PM
Now Square Foot Gardening is nothing new and a really just a variation of a french intensive gardening method, meaning you grow more in smaller
spaces, while harvesting consistently and replanting as you harvest. Being that I'm in South Florida and have a longer gardening season, I hope to
be able to produce something from my square foot garden every month.
Choosing plants or seeds.. carefully read the package and spacing requirements, things like melons and potatoes wouldn't do well confined to just one
square foot and while I have a hard time believing tomatoes and zucchini will do well, it's recommended by Bartholemew and so I will try it.
Based on a grid pattern of 3 wide by 6 long, this is what I plan on growing.
rows 1-3 already planted
Row 1: Radish, Carrots, Scallions
Row 2: spinach,spinach, spinach, I will plant alternate spaces, weekly to keep a consistent crop
Row 3: Lettuce, bush beans, marigolds
To be planted by mid Feb to mid mar
Row 4: Jalapeno pepper, Marble pepper, bell pepper
Row 5: Basil, Lettuce, Cilantro
will be trellised
Row 6: cucumber, eggplant, tomato
I'll post pics tomorrow of current growth of the first 3 rows. Now the last three row, I'm doubtful, while the book says it can be done, I'm not
sure if the spacing is enough. I was lucky enough to pick up all those seeds on clearance because I have varieties that say bush and space saving, so
hopefully it will work.
I'd love to hear from anyone who is practicing or is currently planning to try the square foot garden method.