This spring we decided to plant a garden. We have had a few experiences row gardening, but this year chose to plant a square foot garden. A couple of our friends and bloggers online had recommended it and said that square foot gardening was much easier than the traditional row garden. In this article I will outline what square foot gardening is, where and when it started, and include a quick course on how we built and planted it.
Square foot gardening was started by an older man named Mel Bartholomew, a former consulting engineering business owner who took up gardening as a hobby after retirement. After a failed community garden attempt, he started to question the methods of row gardening. While talking with multiple gardening experts he realized the gardening methods taught were very inefficient and a lot of work. So, after studying and experimenting, Mr. Bartholomew took the idea of flowerpot gardening and thought about planting vegetables in boxes above ground. He experimented with different sizes, materials, etc. and came up with a very neat gardening system….