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Square Foot Gardening

What plants would be best for a Square Foot Garden? Anyone done this before, DH and I are buying our first home and I finally get to have a garden and this seemed like a good way to start out. I live in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan and am wondering what plants do well in the area.


Asked by michcous at 3:49 PM on Apr. 17, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Call your local nursery or go to Home depot. Thy both have staff that can answer your questions for what is best in your area. enjoy!

    Answer by elizabr at 3:51 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Lettuce, tomatoes, peas, and herbs like basil and rosemary. Pretty much anything will work in a sfg, but if it's your first one, those are the easiest to grow. For root plants you need to plan for deeper planting spaces and a little more work to make sure they'll thrive. For the first time, those are more above ground concern than below.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:54 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • good luck

    Answer by juliemomx2 at 7:37 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Check out - the lady that writes that square foot gardens and she frequently mentions a book she loves. She's in Ohio so it wouldn't be much different than for you. She's got tons of great info.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Go to Lowe's! They were wonderful with helping us and our garden!

    Answer by sstepph at 8:22 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • get the book, or go on the SF gardening site, they have all kinds of good info and tips.

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:12 AM on Apr. 18, 2011