The raised beds are in place and planted. I have planted tomatoes, zucchini, egg plants, okra, bell peppers, banana peppers, spinach, lettuce, bush beans, collard greens and cilantro.
Tomatoes in cages
This is the first year that I have actually used a grid. As Mel Bartholomew says, you aren't square foot gardening if you don't use a grid. After getting a grid in place, I understand his point. Without a grid, you tend to plant rows. Once you have a grid in place, you plant squares. It's a different approach. I think that I will go seed shopping and start some seedlings to go into the squares as I harvest them. The lettuce and spinach will be harvested and replaced with another vegetable.
I created the grid by screwing in metal eyes, three per side, to inside of the top board then strung natural jute twin across the bed in one foot spacing.
This is year two of my raised-bed garden and I am learning more and enjoying the garden much more now that tilling and weeding are a thing of the past.
Buzz it up