Vegetable Gardening Should Be Fun, Not Work

Do you want to start your own vegetable garden but think it's just too much work?  Think about it, you need to till the plot, amend it with organic material, fertilize it, etc.  The typical American garden is 20' x 35' or 700 square feet – that's a lot of work – and you have to do it every year!

Do you know that it typically takes SEVEN YEARS to get your soil "just right" by adding organic material?  By then you've probably moved and sold your house to someone who doesn't garden!  Would you be interested in a gardening method where you start out right on the very first day, that requires very little work and you only need three tools – a trowel, scissors and a pencil?

We will also cover Square Foot Gardening and other small-space garden-related topics like planning, planting, pests, vegetable varieties, etc.  So, no matter what gardening method you use, keep coming back and you should find some information you can use. 

Planning for your HARVEST is just one of the philosophies you'll learn in a future article. 

Since I’m a Square Foot Gardening Certified Instructor, here’s a little history about this time-honored method:  Mel Bartholomew developed the SFG method in the mid-1970s because he hated all the hard work associated with gardening.  He is NOT a horticulturist (nor am I) but rather a civil engineer and an efficiency expert.  You may have seen his show on PBS, Discovery and The Learning Channel (TLC).  The original Square Foot Gardening book is the #1 selling gardening book – EVER! His books are coming up on 3 million copies sold. 

I had the privilege of learning directly from Mel in 2010 when I attend a CI certification symposium. He soon became a friend and mentor. I served as one of his assistants until his passing in 2016. In 2019 I was named as a Square Foot Gardening Ambassador by the Square Foot Gardening Foundation.


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