What is square foot vegetable gardening?
The method of square foot vegetable gardening is a system that a first time or time challenged gardener can easily start with and maintain. A lot of us want to grow a fabulous garden; we clear a large patch, plant seeds and hope they will grow. We are very enthusiastic for a few months and then we get busy doing other things and before we know it our garden is overrun with weeds. This system may be easier for some of you to try rather than the traditional row gardening.
Check out my Square foot garden plan layout for ease in planting your own square foot garden.
The basic concepts of square foot gardening are:
Here is a list of crops to grow in a 1 foot by 1 foot square:
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One important rule in square foot vegetable gardening is not to walk on the soil. If you do you will compact the soil, eliminating air space between the soil particles, which are necessary for water and air to penetrate to the plant roots.
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