I signed up for the Growing Challenge at One Green Generation's blog. The main rules for the challenge are (copied from the website):
#1: Grow one additional type of fruit or vegetable than you did last year, and grow it from seed.
#2: If rule #1 is not enough of a challenge for you, you may make your own rules.
#3: Post about gardening once each week. This could be a post about researching different plants, ordering seeds, buying pots, digging beds, planting the seeds, pruning, adding compost, all the way to preparing
a meal that includes the food you grew.
#4: Check In. Every week [she] will write a check-in post at 1 Green Generation. Please come comment and let everyone know what you’re up to – this is a really great way to learn from one another!!
#5: When signing up, make sure to include your zone and where you’re located. (Find your zone: U.S., Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, China.)
#6: Let [her] know in the comments [below the original post] if you’re joining in the fun!
We built our 4'x4' raised bed for our garden and then mixed in soil and compost (the girls had a lot of fun with that part). Then we sectioned off square foot sections of the bed and planted seeds in each section according to information we had found on square foot gardening.
Crossing our fingers!