Sunflower Suzi’s new home.
This spring season will be spent preparing our new garden here in Georgia. As a new resident, I also know that there will be many benefits for joining the local community garden. In addition to growing healthy food and getting exercise outdoors, I will get to meet many families in my area and make new friends. I stopped by to take a look at my new plot (#88B) and introduced myself to a woman nearby named Mary. As it turns out, she’s one of the neighbors in my subdivision! Small world….
She suggested I walk around to get inspiration and see what others have done to get started. I found some very interesting and fun ideas.
I noticed many of the residents preparing gardens using one foot grids. I asked Mary about it and she said it’s called the Square Foot Garden Method. Check it out. http://www.squarefootgardening.com/
I went out to Home Depot and while buying seeds, found a handy booklet called “Success with All New Square Foot Gardening” by Mel Bartholomew (also available on Amazon). What luck! It’s the perfect introduction to a new way of gardening.
Now Sunflower Suzi’s garden is good to go! The next time I check in we’ll give you a peek at the early stages creating Sunflower Suzi’s new square foot garden – so stay tuned!