10 Steps to Planting Your Square Foot Garden
Maybe you are an avid gardener, looking to increase yield despite your limited gardening space. Or maybe you self-identify as gardening challenged and square foot gardening has piqued your interest because it sounds less overwhelming than traditional gardening. Either way, square foot gardening might be just what you’re looking for. It really does not have to be that hard to maintain, and benefit from, a garden if you start small. You’re probably wondering how small we’re talking…Well, do you have 4 square-feet of viable outdoor space? If the answer is yes, then you have enough space to garden.
So, what exactly is a square foot garden and how does it work? Well, as you might surmise from the name, a square foot garden is a lot like a traditional garden only condensed into a 4’ x 4’ box. The box is further sectioned off into smaller squares to easily visualize and apportion growing space for each plant. Think of square foot gardening as a small space, high yield method for optimally practical and efficient gardening.
If you think that you can’t garden, think again. Square foot gardening is a wonderful gateway to full-scale gardening, perfect for those who feel overwhelmed by the prospect of caring for a full-scale garden. It’s also perfect for introducing the basic concepts and techniques of gardening to children. Due to its small scale, it’s even a great alternative for gardeners in their elder years who might struggle with the physical demands of a large garden. Check out squarefootgardening.com for more information.
You should try square foot gardening because it is…
- Economical: less space means fewer resources required
- Easy: it eliminates the need for weeding, digging and tilling
- Practical: it requires up to 80% less space
- Satisfying: you decide what to grow and how to grow (go pesticide free!)
- Productive: you can yield 5 times more produce
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