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Q&A: What is Square Foot Gardening?

Q&A_ What is Square Foot Gardening_

Q: What is square foot gardening?

A: Square foot gardening is a gardening method where you divide your gardening space out into square foot (12″) areas. Mel Bartholomew’s book Square Foot Gardening, introduced the idea of planting densely within 4’x4′ raised beds in this square foot method. This method helps to promote growing space when you have limited growing space within your garden. Each square can be planted with different crops depending on what crops are considered good companions. See companion plants for 80+ foods in our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web app!

See how we use square foot gardening within our garden to maximize planting space in our garden video below:


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