Last year I got the desire to try gardening. Early in our marriage my husband and I planted a small garden, but with little ones and not really knowing what we were doing it wasn't successful. So the years went by and the most I would do would be to throw some wild flower seeds out or plant some flowers, but had decided I didn't have a green thumb. This time I bought a book by Mel Bartholomew called Square Foot Gardening, read it and got excited. Got Chuck involved and he built me a 4x4 square foot with wheels attached and put it on our patio. Nathan, our oldest son, built me another one for my birthday. Picked out a few other spots in the yard, planted tomatoes, squash and cucumbers. It was successful and so rewarding to pick my own veggies and know that I had actually grown them.
This is my second year and Chuck built me three more beds that are 4x15 and one smaller one. We picked out some more small areas in the yard, also, and planted potatoes, more tomatoes. So, now I have 6 beds and several other areas in the yard to care for. I really enjoy it. I'm already picking some strawberries and am amazed at the growth of the plants. I'm excited to see how much produce I grow this year.