I recently got an email from a SFG fan named Lynn. Lynn’s walking partner wanted to install her own SFG but didn’t want to use grids. Lynn responded “Why would you NOT want to use a grid?”
Lynn gave me the great idea….She said “Somehow people need to have an “aha moment” about grids. An ‘Ohhhhhh! I get it now’ experience. Sometimes you just need a gimmick to get people’s attention and get ’em thinking. A Square Foot Garden without a grid is like. . .
- A Square Foot Garden without a grid is like painting a wall with a Q-tip. (Yeah, it’ll probably work, but there’s a lots better way.)
- A Square Foot Garden without a grid is like a chocolate cake without frosting. (With just a little extra effort you end up with a MUCH better product.)
- A Square Foot Garden without a grid is like the difference between a Hyundai and a BMW; an Albertson’s day old doughnut and a fresh Krispy Kreme; margarine and butter; vinyl and leather. (No explanation necessary. I mean really. . . which one would you rather have?)
- Grids are like children. Vegetables are like teenagers: they want their OWN rooms. They’re happier, healthier, and more cooperative. If you won’t do it for yourself, DO IT FOR YOUR BROCCOLI!
If you have a catchy, fun grid comparison…post it below or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a picture of you and your gridded SFG if possible, and I will post it on my Facebook page. Happy Gardening!
A Square Foot Garden Without a Grid
- John Wheeler, PA: is like a wall full of paintings without frames.
- Survival Gardener: is like a Brit without braces.
- Robby, Iowa: is like a cup of hot chocolate without marshmallows.
- Gunny, AZ: is like a drill without bits.
- Dan Lakey, Arkansas: is like a house without any interior walls.
- Mel in CA: is like a birthday cake without candles.
- James Vinson, AR: is like a spreadsheet without a grid.
- Jeannette, CA: is like most breasts without bras. All over the place.
- Jeryl, Nevada: is like making a salad without knowing what I have in the bowl.
- Mel in CA: is like a Christmas Tree without lights!