Square Foot Gardening
For example 16 radishes in one square foot or just one cabbage per square foot.
Square foot gardening. Make your sides at least 6 inches deep. Chart from all new square foot gardening 3rd edition. Mel s mix is the perfect growing soil. Plus this size divides easily into a grid of sixteen 1x1 foot squares.
The square foot gardening foundation is a non profit tax exempt organization under section 501 c 3 of the internal revenue code. They re all in the all new square foot gardening 3rd edition book. Before you get started creating your new garden there s a few things to keep in mind. It was invented by backyard gardener retired engineer and efficiency expert mel.
Become a certified instructor. Square foot gardening is a simple method of creating small orderly and highly productive kitchen gardens. Get square foot gardening soil on amazon with free shipping mel s mix is available on amazon in 2 cu. With the square foot gardening method you plant in 4x4 foot blocks instead of traditional rows.
2 here s how to get started on your own square foot garden bed in a few easy steps. A hobby gardener himself he combined his city design and planning skills with his green thumb to come up with the ever practical square foot garden. The most common configuration for square foot raised garden beds is 4x4 feet. Growing root vegetables such as carrots call for sides that are 12 inches deep.
Save time and effort with pre mixed. How to start square foot gardening. Even if you have a large garden utilizing this planting technique will help increase your garden s yield per square. At this size most gardeners can reach the middle from any side.
Square foot gardening yields 100 of the harvest of a traditional garden in 80 less space and with a mere 2 of the work. Different crops are planted in different blocks according to their size. It has excellent water retention and all the nutrients minerals and trace elements that plants need. A lattice is laid across the top to clearly separate each square foot.