After doing a significant amount of research about Square Foot Gardening and my husband putting in a 4’x8′ vegetable bed, I was excited about watching my plants grow nice and neat like the pictures in magazines. This, however, has not been the case with my own beds. In fact, they look like a mess and are drowning our the poor hot peppers. My research designated larger tomato plants as 1 per square foot but medium-sized pepper plants as up to 4 per square foot, but left grey area for plants like cucumbers, zucchini, or beans–leaving me guessing at the placement.
Well, I can look at this as a learning experience: next year, more room for some plants and reorganization for others. Oh, and J— needs to double the size of the garden!