We really do like square foot gardening, really. We get so excited to see new growth and the beginnings of tiny vegetables forming. The peas don't even make it in the house they're so good and, yesterday, I lopped off our first zucchini and threw it right on the grill. It's just a lot slower than growing in aquaponics and we are not the most patient people you will ever meet. But I'm pretty sure we've found the best outdoor gardening option for our family.
Why? The soil mixture retains water like a sponge. And I have not had to weed my gardens. Not once yet. To me, it's a miracle. I cannot tell you how many gardens we've tried to grow in the past that ended up overrun with weeds and dried up when we went on family vacations.
Before watching my video (riddled with the background noise of dogs and children), I'd like to share a few things about us:
1. We have a small yard in a small subdivision. It gets even smaller when trying to find a place that gets full-sun all day, our options were very limited.
2. We have a horrible track record when it comes to gardening. A few years ago (and at a different house), we spent hundreds of dollars starting a garden and our only harvest was a few measly carrots that looked like thumbs.
We sincerely hope that this encourages all of you out there to try gardening. Don't let living in a subdivision, past failures, or lack of time hold you back. You CAN grow your own food!
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