Hi everyone! I'm just doing a quick post today to encourage anyone who's been thinking about a garden to DO IT! I finally got out there today and cleaned up my garden that still had dead plants in it from last year. Now all I have to do is fill it in with some compost, plan out what I want to plant where, and get planting!
I have 2 3 foot x 6 foot raised beds and I am able to plant SO MUCH using the Square Foot Gardening method. Last spring I planted onions, carrots, beets, 2 types of kale, romaine, salad mix, sugar snap peas, spinach, chard, and bok choy all from seeds. Later on I planted basil, parsley, thyme, chives, fennel, broccoli, peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes from starter plants.
Here are some pics from last year:
I highly recommend the Square Foot Gardening method. This is the book I have and if you do a Google search for "square foot garden" you will find tons of sites with good info.
Gardening can be a simple or as complicated as you make it. And I promise you, if I can do it, you can do it! I am nowhere near an expert in gardening, but I do have some experience (this is my 5th year with a vegetable garden, I think), so if you have basic questions, please comment and I will do my best to answer them, and if I can't, maybe someone else can!