Not everyone with a green thumb has the luxury of a farm with freshly tilled fields or a plot of land big enough for a traditional garden that can supplement the grocery bill, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow the garden of your dreams.
Square foot gardening is an approach to growing flowers, vegetables, and herbs that requires only 20% of the space required to produce the same yield from a traditional garden.
Most people aren’t willing to give up their whole backyard just to grow a garden. This is why the Square Foot style has become so popular. People who would only have been able to grow one or two things using traditional methods can now grow a cornucopia of fresh, organic veggies and still have plenty of room for a patio and maybe even a pool! This guide will show you how to make the best use of your space with raised beds, plant density, and a few super-secret ninja planting techniques.
Beginning with an introduction to square foot gardening and a review of the basics behind organic gardening and companion planting, “Organic Square Foot Gardening: The Beginner's Guide to Growing More in Less Space” will give you a solid foundation in:
• Why square foot gardening is beneficial, especially if you have a small growing space
• How to design your square foot garden for easy access and minimal weeding
• How to build your own raised beds to fit with your landscape
• What kind of soil to use, this one is HUGE
• How to lay out grids using a variety of planting techniques maximum yield of the crops you desire
• How to choose plants that “play nicely” together
• Tips for planting and basic plant care
Square foot gardening makes it possible for anyone with a little bit of space to grow their own vegetables, herbs, and even fruit. If you have a green thumb and are itching to get your hands in the dirt, there is no excuse not to give yourself the pleasure of planting things and watching them grow.