Today is the third part of a series on square foot gardening and covers our journey of attempting to create a significant urban garden in part of a parking space in an alley in downtown Toronto. For the rest of this week we’ll cover everything you need to build a square foot garden, how to fill it with soil (and what soil is used), link to great sources and discuss some of the benefits, limitations and even concerns. You’ll have everything you need to know to build your garden by the weekend. Next week we’ll share more detail on planting, watering and more. Over the summer and into the fall we’ll cover our adventures, successes and failures as they happen. The entire story will be saved under our tag for Square Foot Gardening.
Today’s post will be the most controversial of this series. It’s a topic that I struggled with as I researched through the winter. I’ll try to explain my perspective and rationalization and encourage you to do your own as well.
For the last few years, we’ve had some success with our fence garden. Here was our final harvest of last year (of course we had harvested through the summer as well):
And, as I’ve been candid about, we’ve had our struggles.
I would break down our three major stuggles as: Read more