As I mentioned before I've come to thinking about moving the veggie plot from the current location to the back yard. According to the Square Foot Gardening book by Mel Bartholomew, he posits you can grow the same amout of produce in 20% of the space of a traditional row garden.
The plan of the veggie plot was this:
By this reasoning, 15' x 3' rows x 7 = 315 Square feet * .20 = 63 square feet.
from 315 square feet down to 63? I find that amazing! I can fit that in the backyard without much modifcation.
The kitchen garden measures 4x7 and is two layers deep.
If I separate the halves and reorient them north/south that would provide 56 square feet without much effort. Another 4x4 box would bring it up to 72 square feet, allegedly more than enough to replace all this:
I won't break down the kitchen garden until after the lettuce harvest. Stay tuned!
Until next time, Keep Digging and Eat Well!
The Gastronomic Gardener
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