Hey EG! (insert wavy hand thing here)
I finally figured out something that I can build a square foot garden for! Lettuce
My garden is on the south side of the house in winter, between our house and another house. It gets 5-6 hours of sun every day, but no late afternoon cooking sun.
I've been growing tomatoes, bell peppers, etc. there in the winter for several years.
The area is 8ft X 14ft, under a frame to hold bird netting.
This year I'm going to build a 12 ft long, 1 1/2 ft wide, and 10 inch deep sorta square ft ;-) garden for growing lettuce, maybe even try spinach, kale, etc.
Here's where I need help:
How deep are lettuce roots? Is 10 inches of potting mix deep enough?
Would it be better to make the planter 2 ft wide? or is 1 1/2 ft wide enough for two rows?
We eat a lot of lettuce, so my plan is to plant 3-4 ft of one row every week through the whole season. That way we can have enough each week by harvesting 3-4 ft at a time.
Right now I'm in the construction phase.
After that I'll be asking questions about varities.
After that I'll be asking questions about planting seeds and fertilizer.
After that I'll be asking questions about bugs and fungus.
Hopefully, after that I'll be asking questions about harvesting! LOL