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Veggie gardening by the square foot

March 31, 2010 |  8:39 am


When Jo Ann Carey, above, was diagnosed as pre-diabetic a few years ago, she was told to eat more vegetables. After reading Mel Bartholomew's book "All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space," she was inspired to do more -- she wanted to grow them.

And, because she's such an overachiever, she's now teaching you how to do the same, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Find more details, more photos here:

Now, if you want to know what to do with all those fresh veggies in your backyard, click here for some recipe ideas:

Photo credits: Lisa Boone