Here is a list of the 10 Basics of the Square Foot Gardening method. I am going to cover each of these one by one in depth in my posts over the next few weeks.
1 - LAYOUT
Always think in squares. Lay out 4 x 4 planting
2 - BOXES
Build Raised bed boxes and fill
with Mel‘s mix.
3 - AISLES
Space boxes 3-4’ apart to form walking aisles.
4 - SOIL
Fill boxes with Mel’s Mix.
5 - GRID
Make a Square Foot Grid for the top of each box.
This is your visual road map and a MUST.
6 - CARE
NEVER WALK ON YOUR GROWING SOIL.
Tend your garden from the aisles.
7 - SELECT
Select 1,4,9 or 16 plants depending on the size of
the plant chosen for each square foot.
8 - PLANT
Conserve seeds. Plant only a pinch (2 or 3 seeds)
9 - WATER
Water by hand from a bucket of sun-warmed water.
10 - HARVEST
When you finish harvesting a Square Foot, add
compost and replant with a new and different crop.
Which is your favorite of these 10?