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My husband built me a raised garden last fall so that I could garden this spring. I was really excited about it, but then fall turned to winter which turned to a very cold spring and by the time warm days finally arrived and I dug out my Square Foot Gardener book that I had bought to follow step by step, I discovered I was already behind a few steps.
So I cheated. I bought seedlings, and I skipped the early crops. I also didn’t follow the books soil plan to the letter.
So if I didn’t follow the plan why am I recommending Square Foot Gardening to all newbie gardeners?
Even though I cheated and I didn’t follow the books plan by the letter it has still been a great wealth of information to me. The book has helped me map out my garden, enrich my soil, properly space my plants and answered all the questions I have had (and I have had a tonne 🙂 ) . In fact, I have referred to it so often that several pages have dirt on the corners, from me looking at the pages as I garden.
Oh, and all those empty spaces are not really empty, they are full of seeds that will hopefully by the end of summer become yummy vegetables for my family to enjoy.
My main goal for gardening is to share the taste of fresh garden vegetables that I enjoyed as a child with my children. Let me tell you I have been repeating that goal over and over to my thrifty self this week as I am quickly finding out vegetable gardening is not as thrifty as I thought it would be.
In fact, I would love to here your tips on saving money on vegetable gardening, please share them in the comments below.
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