I was introduced to the concept of Square Foot Gardening last year and thought that if I would garden, that would be the way to go. I never got around to getting my garden started last year due to adding a new child to our family, but this year I was determined to do it. I am a total garden newbie, but I purchased All New Square Foot Gardening, bought the supplies and actually got it set up! I built (well actually my husband) one 2×8 garden and one 3×8 garden. Normally square foot gardens are 4×4, but I only have a small patch of backyard that gets enough sun for a garden. In order to get as much squares as possible, we went with a rectangular garden. I made sure that it wasn’t too wide so that I could still reach the squares in the middle.
I have 4 tomato plants growing. Two of them are heirloom tomato plants (I’m still not quite sure what that means, but I believe that is a good thing—need to do more research) and two are Big Bertha’s or something like that. They are suppose to produce big tomatoes for sandwiches. We’ll see. I told you I am a garden newbie!