My friend Gerald thought one square foot gardening bed wasn’t enough for me, so he helped me build a second one. It’s four feet by four feet, as Mel Bartholomew prescribes in All New Square Foot Gardening. The lumber isn’t as thick, but it’s wider, which makes the bed look deeper and gives me room to build up extra soil and compost.
The second bed uses genuine Mel’s Mix, rather than soil we mixed from the recipe in the book. We also put black weed fabric underneath as Mel Bartholomew recommends.