This is what it is supposed to look like
The theory behind the square foot garden is to minimize space and maximize output. So I'll be building 2 4x4 raised bed gardens, each 6 inches deep. Each garden is divided into 1x1 squares and the book lists many types of plants and how many you can grow in each square. It also provides a recipe for dirt (that's right...a recipe for dirt!) that will have all the nutrients the plants need, plus be able to retain moisture. This sounds idiot proof. Which is exactly what I need.
Today I made a list of materials we need (wood and dirt) and then I mapped out the grids and determined how many of each type of plant I'm going to plant. (I'm either going to have waaay too much lettuce, or not nearly enough, I guess we'll see.) I'm all excited to get planting! Fresh cukes, tomatoes, beans, peas....yum yum!!! I hope the sun realizes I'm going to need some cooperation here...this week upon week of drizzle thing just isn't going to work....
Bring on the veggies!!!!