A SMALL 2013 Garden.

There are pretty good chances that I won't spend a lot of time at home this summer and fall, which puts me in a bit of a conundrum, people.

The problem? How big of a garden I should plant.

John may be traveling during the summer (perhaps to an outage in Burlington - a few hours away from us, but only coming home on weekends) after he gets back from Arkansas and I may be visiting him.

This doesn't leave a whole lot of time to tend to my vegetables. I still want a garden, though, so I intend to use a square foot gardening method in the three raised beds that we made last spring.

Here's what they look like now:

You'll recall that last year I had two types of gardens - the raised beds that you see in the photo above, and a traditional in-ground garden, featured in the photo below.

I am seeding over the in-ground garden. It's clear that there was once a house or building on this part of our lot at one time, and the soil is terrible. Plus, traveling a lot this summer will mean less time to tend to a large garden.

That means I have to make the most of these three, small raised beds. And here's how I hope to fill them:

My hopes are that these plants can be relatively self-sufficient for up to a few days while I am gone.

What do you think? Any suggestions? Spill it in the Comments below!


PS - I'm linking up today - you should totally check 'em out!


  1. Square foot gardens are great for getting a lot of bang for your buck. I think you have a good plan for them!

    1. Thanks, Kim! I did a modified square foot garden last year and it was pretty successful. This year I will have to be more deliberate with the planting. THANKS FOR READING!


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