The same universal gardening principles still apply to square foot gardening. You need a site with plenty of sun, easy access to water, and good soil Miracle-Gro® Raised Bed Soil is an excellent choice, as it provides an ideal environment for plant roots). Square foot gardening also works best in a raised bed that’s no more than 4 feet wide (so you can reach the middle easily), though it. Written by Laura BartholomewDirector – Square Foot Gardening Foundation Is it time to think beyond your own backyard? This past year has had many of us thinking differently about so many things, for instance; where our food comes from, and how our children are being educated, balancing work and family time, how essential workers go.
We hope you enjoyed our first article Plant Spacing Chart for Veggies. As promised, this is the follow up with plant spacing info for square foot gardening.
Square foot gardening allows you to plant much closer. In order to make growing a garden easier, we have put together a plant spacing chart to help you.
- Fall Planting of your Square Foot Garden(s) October 2013 PDPhoto.org How to Plant Garlic October is the best month to plant garlic. If you plant garlic in mid-October, you may harvest in summer of the following year.
- You can improve your garden soil by adding organic matter—compost, leaf mold, or well-rotted sawdust. Work it into the soil in the late fall. Lime and Fertilizer. A soil test is the best way to determine lime and fertilizer needs. Your county Extension office has information about soil tests. Testing at least every 3 years is a good idea.
- Uses raised beds, subdivided into squares of 1' X 1' size (or 30cm X 30cm). Each square may contain a different crop. The number of plants in each square depends on the crop, for example: 16 radishes, or 9 carrots, or 1 tomato. Uses a special soil mix, containing 1/3 compost blend, 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite.
|Plant Variety||Plants per Square|
|Broccoli||1 (18' spacing is best)|
|Cauliflower||1 (18' spacing is best)|
|Melon||1 (18'-24' spacing is best)|
|Watermelon||1 (18'-24' spacing is best)|
Proper plant spacing can help reduce plant disease and maintain healthy plant.
Using this chart, it's easy enough to interplant Companion Plants in your garden. If you're wondering what to plant and when to plant in your area, check out our 2018 Planting Guide for the US. We added a few new regions this year.
For additional planting info we have an entire page GROWING TIPS & VIDEOS to help you grow a healthy, successful garden
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