Many of us stop just short of planting our own vegetable garden. Why? We find the planting and care of it daunting. To help us break through this barrier, the French (Yes, the French) have developed "square foot" gardening, also known as Biointensive gardening or the French Intensive. You don't need a lot of space or equipment. You don't have to plow, till or weed an acre or so of land and you probably don't need overalls, which may be a disappointment to some.
We know this because we found the Build a Square Foot Garden entry in Wired's new wiki. The Wired Wiki walks you through the process step-by-step. It suggests a small 4' x 4' to get started. You can create your own highly productive, simply sustainable garden. Start digging!
Painting by Duane Keiser