Help! Garden Plan
I've been planning out my vegetable garden out for next year, which will be my first real garden so I can build the raised beds and they are ready in the spring for planting. I really want to have a good sized garden and produce a lot of food. I am a vegan so I eat a lot of fresh vegetables when they are in season. Ok so I have already planted some grapes on trellises and plan on trellis some wild native berry plants. Ok for the Garden after changing my plan several times I think I got one. I wanted to know your advice on size mainly. I plan on doing 4 raised beds either 4x8 or 4x10 or 4x12. And raise them probably around 4 inches (should I raise them more?)
I read that a raised square foot garden of 144 sq. ft can raise enough veggies for a family but I eat a lot of vegetables and use a lot of greens for smoothies, and I plan on sharing. I know I can always add more beds but I want a lot of room to experiment.
For those with raised square foot gardens how big is yours? Also what soil did you fill it with?
Any advice is appreciated for this gardening newbie.