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This site is dedicated to the practice and methods of the square foot garden. Many years ago a neighbor delivered a large Rubbermaid tub filled with banana squash to our home.  In the conversation we had, she told me that she’d already delivered several of these tubs to the other neighbors.  It was hard to believe that she could grow that much.  I’d always thought of myself as a successful gardener, but I knew there was no way that I’d be able to produce this much in my 30’X12′ plot.  I needed to find out what my neighbor knew that I didn’t.  When I started asking questions I found out that she didn’t weed, used little water, she produced salad greens very early, and she spent a lot less time in her garden than I did in mine.  Her yield was just tremendous.  It turns out that she was my introduction to square foot gardening.  I’ve been a gardener for almost 30 years.  After seeing the yield of my traditional single row garden compared to my neighbors square foot garden, it was easy to see that I had to make a change.  And that’s exactly what I did.  I’m now a certified SFG instructor who interned with the inventor of the SFG system many years ago in Eden, Utah.  As you make your way through this site, my hope is that you will find things which are helpful.  What I’m doing at a particular time in the garden, picture galleries with detailed instruction, eBooks for purchase, free seasonal newsletters, tips and tricks, and an overall look at what has and has not worked through my 14 years of square foot gardening.  I’ve had a great experience and I hope that your experience will be similar to mine.  Generally speaking, I will not have to shop for vegetables or produce in stores beginning in early April through mid-November. This saves a lot of money and it’s also taught me how to feed my family in what I believe is the most efficient and productive way possible.  I want to be able to share that experience with you.  I remember a statement many years ago by an individual who said the closer we live to the earth the happier and healthier we will be.  I’ve always believed that.  As I have worked the soil, planted seeds, nurtured growing plants, and eventually harvested the bounty, it amazes me how much food we can get from a small and simple patch of land filled with nothing but dirt.  Along the way, maybe gardening will become a passion and hobby for you as it has for me.  Wealth comes from the earth enabling us to grow delicious, tasty, and healthier food for our families .

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2 Responses to About

  1. Colin Legge says:

    Wow, coming out with another ebook!?! Very nice. Look forward to reading it.
    Everything you grow always looks so nice. Our weather here in Colorado has been nothing short of crazy this spring. We have gotten tons of moisture which is a good thing. But no heat! My garden looks ok, just making very slow progress.
    Hope all is well in your world.
    Colin

    • Jim says:

      Hey Colin, how’s everything. Sounds like the weather isn’t helping you very much. Right now we’ve cooled down by 20 degrees from last week. You know what they say about the weather in the Rocky Mountain states. It’s slowed me down a little bit at this point as well, but in 2 weeks I should be really going strong. Cherry tomatoes already here along with tons of chard, carrots, and lettuce. Waiting for beans, squash, zucchini, carrots, basil, and beets. Are you growing anything new? I had a fantastic winter growing a bunch of new things that I’ve never tried before that ended up being just fantastic. Hang in there, summer will come….maybe just a little later….good to hear from you again. Are you still on the forum?…Jim

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