And now I'm getting really excited about spring.
Sheesh, did I just say that? It's not even Labor Day. Okay, so I'm over summer. Ready for fall. And I'll use the winter to plan my own square foot garden.
(I know it's a strange time to be reading about gardening, but our library's wait list for this one was a mile long. Mr. Smarty just brought it home today.)
So far, here's what I've found fascinating:
The author suggests to start with a 4 foot by 4 foot block per person. If you start in early March, in two months those 16 square feet can produce:
4 head Oak Leaf lettuse
16 standard size carrots
9 bunches of spinach
4 heads Salad Bowl lettuce
16 beets, plus 4 bunches beet greens
5 pounds sugar snap peas
4 heads Ruby lettuce
9 Japanese turnips
8 bunches Swiss chard
1 head cabbage
4 head romaine lettuce
1 head cauliflower
1 head broccoli
16 small, round carrots
And by then the weather is warm enough to start planting and harvesting tomatoes, peppers and squash.
Some friends brought this gi-normous zucchini discovered in the garden. We used maybe a fourth of it for dinner one evening, and another half for zucchini bread.
Anyone already square foot garden? I'd love to hear any experiences with it!