Hi! I'm Belinda, a Square Foot Gardener and a Certified Instructor of the Square Foot Gardening method. I am also the Head of Operations at Square Foot Gardening.Com and a Master Gardener with the Utah State University extension.
Square Foot Gardening is by far the most hassle free way to grow food. Read on and see why!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

12 Reasons for Square Foot Gardening, raised bed gardening and container gardening

  • Out Produces Every Other Method Known
  • Requires very little space; 80% less than conventional gardening.
  • Can be done in as little as 4 feet by 4 feet, -- or as large as you want.
    Your existing (bad) soil doesn't matter because we don't use it. Start
    with an ideal soil mix that is weed-free and requires no tilling.
  • Uses much less water; only about 20% compared to conventional gardening.
  • No fertilizers or pesticides to handle -- it's all natural
  • The planting method requires no thinning and very few seeds.
  • All the hard work has been removed in the Square Foot method - only
    the enjoyable part remains.
  • Can be started in any season.
  • Produces 5 times the harvest of a conventional garden.
  • Can be done by those with physical or mental limitations. If getting
    down is a problem, raise the boxes to a wheelchair level.
  • Makes a great family project, all ages can participate -
    kids love to garden.
  • No Weeding! No Thinning! No Heavy Digging

1 comment:

  1. i wonder if nursery's/garden centers in your area would order it special for you if they don't usually keep it in stock? i'm not sure if it's widely used and so that's why many don't stock it. we're now in a more rural area then when we built this garden so we'll probably end up ordering it online or asking someone to order it for us..see also bark chipping.