- Gardening Year: 2012
- Location: Boise, Idaho
- Planting by Color: Green
My name is Megan, and I am a first-time gardener who would love some feedback on my square foot gardening plan. My husband and I built two raised beds (12 inches deep) and are excited to see them transform!
Reviewing old posts and comments on this site has been extremely helpful so far, and I would love any suggestions on my gardening plan and/ or thoughts on the following questions:
- I’ve been told corn is difficult to grow in raised beds. Is this true? Are there certain corn varieties that are better than others? I’ve dedicated nine square feet to corn- is this enough to get a good yield? I am also not sure on the spacing – some sources say 1 per square foot, others say 4.
- I am planning on planting the following seeds outdoors: carrots, lettuce, beans, cucumber, corn, marigold, nasturtium, and basil. I was going to plant onion sets, certified seed potatoes, and the rest store-bought transplants. Are any of the crops I plan on growing from seed better as transplants or vice versa?
- I have tried to stagger the planting of certain crops (carrots, onions, lettuce, potatoes) to spread out the harvest. Did I go about this the right way?
I am excited to get started and any advice would be very much appreciated!