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Last year’s garden was designed to be an obnoxiously sprawling, unplanned, unmanageable laboratory for learning the tricks of the trade, and the tricks of our land. We had a few successes, and a lot of failures.

This year, I pledged to plan out a more fruitful and manageable plot. As if by fate, I was drawn to Mel Bartholomew’s Square Foot Gardening technique. And I must say, I’ve fallen in love.

We decided to transform a weedy spot of land next to our driveway into a well organized and somewhat attractive raised bed. At first, two little boxes don’t seem like much. But the 32 squares leave room for a lot of food!

The spinach, lettuces, peas, and radishes are already happily sprouting – they’ve grown so much in a short time! Stay tuned for more as the garden progresses!

~ Alex

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Kevin said... @ April 10, 2010 at 3:14 PM

It's a very cool idea. Nice to meet you guys the other day.

kimi booher said... @ April 11, 2010 at 4:37 PM

hey - i hadn't checked the blog because i figured you would be busy in france and what not!! now i find TWO unread entries to be read. thanks. hope you're having a great trip.

Anonymous said... @ April 12, 2010 at 5:52 AM

hey,,,Leah's mom here...been a fan and user of square foot gardening since the early 80's...can really be a useful tool. Will watch your progress. Do you all wish to become members of a garden club? Seems like the logical progression with your interest?

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