60: Kim Roman on High Value Veggies
Kim began gardening using the original Square Foot Gardening method in the late 1980s. She learned the All New Square food gardening method and became a square foot gardening Certified Instructor, taught by Mel Bartholomew, in 2010. She teaches the next generation of Certified Instructors and serves as one of Mel’s assistants. Along with her daughter-in-law and Mel, Kim is working on children’s versions of the All New Square food gardening book. She is the owner of Square Foot Gardening 4 U, a woman veteran-owned business in Glen Burnie, Maryland where she teaches.
In this episode, learn why you’re wasting money if you’re buying herbs from the store, what a “Dollars and Sense” calculation is & how it can help you get the most of your garden, the Top 10 and Bottom 10 crops to grow (or not to grow) based on return on investment, and more secrets from the Square Foot Gardening method and Mel Bartholomew’s new book, High Value Veggies.
Kim’s advice for others? Start small – maybe just one raised bed with 2-3 different types of vegetables. Once you’ve mastered learning how to grow these, add a couple new veggies a year. And don’t be afraid to fail!
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Where can you find Kim and learn more about Square Foot Gardening?
SFG4U.com (Maryland area)
Buy the book, take classes, or learn how to become a certified instructor at SquareFootGardening.com
Or email her at email@example.com