Apr 11

Matt and I are participating in our food this year and attempting to grow a garden. Last year, we played at this and had a few containers going, but the crazy Texas weather and sheer laziness got the better of us and our plants. We have bigger plans this year.

Based on recommendations from Chris and the internets, we are following the Square Foot Garden (SFG) method.

Basically you ignore the dirt you have, build relatively small raised beds, and fill them with a soil-less mixture. Then you anally plan and plant small quantities of your favorite veg, herb, and flowers

6 Responses to “If you build it, they will grow”

  1. P-la Says:

    The whole SFG thing intrigues me and I hope that next year I will be able to give it a shot. Please excuse my ignorance, but why a soil-less mixture?

  2. Tracy Says:

    This is the first I have heard of growing food this way. I am going to have to check out the Square Foot Garden Method now.

  3. Jen da purse Ho Says:

    you guys are so cute :)

  4. botgurl Says:

    Part of me wishes you and Matt had made a video too. Thoroughly enjoyed watching this newest effort of yours.

  5. Sean Says:

    Huzzah for gardening!

    Personally, I’m trying to grow cucumber, jalapeno pepper, sweet pepper, and cilantro, but all in containers. I will be interested to know what you were able to harvest when that time comes.

  6. Jennifer Says:

    So cool! The beds look great! I’m just starting our gardens too, so THANK YOU for the Folio link! I just went and signed up. :D

    Kinda wish I could’ve started with raised beds but we already had allllll these premade sectioned off beds that have been just sitting there with wood chips and no plants. So trying to amend the soil/ see what actually grows. I’m curious as well about the no-soil reasoning. I’ve just been working compost into mine.

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