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As a child I remember being forced to work in the garden. Whether it was getting scratched up by raspberries, my back aching from picking quarts upon quarts of strawberries, or spending what felt like hours pulling weeds—it was all torture. Like many children, I swore that, “When I grow up, I will NEVER . . .” have a garden.
And I stuck to that decision, mostly because of circumstance. I went off to college, got married, and lived in apartments for ten years. After traveling, graduate school, and saving up, we finally bought a home, and for the first time I had a little bit of land.
During those years I must have gotten old, because the things I hated doing as a child now seemed fun, and I couldn’t resist growing my very own garden! I also discovered the Square Foot Gardening method, and the promise of NO WEEDS had me sold–hook, line, and sinker.
The first year was so fun—I bought square foot garden beds, compiled my soil, planted my seeds, and researched everything on the internet. But when the second year rolled around I had a hard time remembering what I’d learned. That’s when this website was born. I decided to keep all my research and track my progress in a place I would not lose or forget it!
This is the fourth year of my garden, and I’ve learned a lot about how simple, easy, and fun gardening can be. I hope you enjoy the helpful information (and sometimes random thoughts) I provide here.