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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