When Charlie plans the garden he always leaves space for gifts from friends.
In the square-foot method each vegetable has its own spacing so Charlie temporarily marks the surface of the soil to keep everything tidy.
One of our favorite vegetables is Sun Gold tomatoes which we usually get from our friend who runs an organic farm and a CSA (community supported agriculture) program. This year he saved us 4 plants.
Another friend who grows his own seedlings generally blesses us with a variety of different vegetables (above).
The tomatoes require 4 square feet each. Some are planted 4 to a square. Others are planted in the center of a square surrounded by basil which requires 1 square foot per plant.
Peppers plants also require 1 square foot per plant. And onions are 9 per square foot.
A huge thanks to our generous friends. This is one of the reasons we always give away our first harvest.
Are you growing something this years that’s new to your garden?