Square foot gardening for dummies
Or dummy. And that dummy would be me. I have one more coat to go on the new planter boxes my in-laws bought us for Christmas. They are a yummy Barn Red stain from Home Depot, and yes, I will post before and after pics, including the before and after pics of our backyard’s middle terrace, aka “the eyesore.” (The post is a couple weeks out due to a freshly dug sandbox but no sand…yet.)
My dad is rocking the whole square foot gardening thing, but he lives in California and can only do so much via cell phone and email. Sari, one of my favorite blogging friends, is coming over Friday to help me plan out the goodies I’ll be planting in those barn red boxes. But I’d love to hear what you love planting in your garden, be it in raised beds, square foot plots or full-on furrows.
Image by Downing Street, shared via Flickr.
I’m thinking a salsa garden for sure, plus some cilantro, basil and rosemary (for pico de gallo, tomato mozzarella salad and buttered rosemary rolls). I may even throw in some lavender after drooling over Nicolesy‘s Lavender Crusted Rack of Lamb. Of course I need to plant zucchini for zucchini bread and zucchini brownies. Maybe we’ll even get around to eating my fave farmers market zucchini salad…if there’s any leftover after the bread and brownies, of course.
So what else should I throw in the gardening mix? Yellow squash? Peas? String beans? Oh, and if it’s hardy, even better—my green thumb is more Crayola Yellow Green than Pine. And if you have any tips and/or tricks for newbies like me, do share. I’d like my mind as fertile as possible when I hit Home Depot on Friday!