I'd planned to start a garden this year, but my father-in-law's tiller is still on loan to my brother-in-law (apparently in perpetuity...). Square-foot gardening looked like a viable alternative to me having to till ...then I started considering it further. I've spent a little time reading online, and Mr. Bartholomew's new book is on order.
I'm planning on 4 4'x4' beds. The strawberries will be in a 3 tiered pyramid (4', 2' and 1' square tiers). The tomato bed will be simultaneously under-planted with the mostly-herb bed. North is pointing (mostly) up (about 15ÃÂºccw).
One of the catalysts behind this whole gardening thing is my 2 young kids (5 & 3) who eat fresh fruits and veggies all the time. My son and I are the only tomato eaters, but he's the only person I've ever met who would eat them as much as I. My son and I are the only canteloupe eaters. They both love green beans and even eat greens. Everybody but my son eats zucchini, and we all eat squash. My son could gobble up the all the strawberries I could grow. How am I on estimating productivity of plants for my family?
Is there anything glaringly wrong with this plan?
Here is a link that might be useful: My Plan