Got A Question?
Part 1. When someone is starting something new, they always have questions. Of course, they want answers. So, that is why we are here to answer your questions. Of course, we would like to ask you a couple of questions, before we answer your question. The first one is, do you have the Square Foot Gardening Answer Book? If not, do you at least have the All New Square Foot Gardening book? Second, have you read those books? And third, have you read about your question, either in the index or on the pages. And, last but not least, did either book answer your question? If not, I want to know about it, because I want to fix the book, so the next time someone asks that same question it will be right there in the book. So thank you for asking your question. You might also consider going to the SFG Forum for an answer. The only trouble with forums is you may get a lot of people’s opinions, not necessarily an SFG expert answer. The nice part is they can tell you their experience and that helps to answer your question. But, be careful, because everyone has a different opinion. Our problem on the SFG forum is sometimes they don’t express a Square Foot Garden opinion. And, they think they have improved the whole system. For example, someone asks, “What could I make grids out of?” Of course that is all covered in all our books, but still a question went to the forum. One guy chimed in and said, “Oh, you don’t need grids. They’re just a waste of time. I never use them.” Well, if we had a flyswatter, we would swat him right on the head. As you know, a garden is not a Square Foot Garden, unless it has a grid. And, it can’t be string. It has got to be permanent, rigid, and highly visible. Right? Luckily, one of our super smart forum monitors was watching and reading and stepped in to do the swatting for me. He emphasized all the reasons (and there are many) why I insist you need a grid on your raised bed garden, and you must use it if you’re going to call it a Square Foot Garden.
See Part 2 in a few days for some new answers to old questions.