How to Succeed in Square Foot Gardening
Many do square foot gardening to grow vegetables, greens, and herbs in a limited space. It saves effort, water, money, and seed, but it provides healthier crops that you can easily harvest. Here is how to do square foot gardening.
- Create a square foot gardening grid system by using strings, stakes, or stones to create lines that will be used as a guide on where you plant.
- Plant 2 to 3 seeds or a single transplant on each grid if you have large plants. For small plants such as leaf lettuce, you can plant 6 plants or more on each grid. Keep in mind to plant tall plants on the north or east part of the box so that short plants will have enough shade.
- Water and fertilize the same way as to how you do it with your vegetables or herbs.
- Once you can harvest the plants, you can replant them in the grid. It is important not to replant the same plant in the grid. Crop rotation can help prevent diseases.