I ran across a blog the other day that was touting the benefits of making your own square foot gardening template out of left over plywood. Great idea I thought…but somehow, between the piles and piles of wood I have, I didn’t have any random pieces of plywood.
I really didn’t have anything that would work. I gave up on the idea for a bit and then ran across a comment on that same blog that suggested using a muffin tin for a template. Brilliant! I love it when I can use kitchen type things for multiple purposes. The result? Perfection!
In the photos above, I used the standard muffin tin for beets and the brownie pan (in this case it’s silicon) for radishes. I just depressed the pan into the soil the desired depth, dropped in my seed and put a handful of seed starting mix on top. Done!
I haven’t tried square foot gardening before so I’m excited to see how it works. The OCD part of me LOVES the “order” inherent in the system! Let me know what creative templates you’ve come up with and/or your experience with square foot gardening!
Also, if you are interested in building raised beds, you find find the design I used (bed partly shown above) here!