Friends that are interested in trying to grow some of their own food have reached out to me and asked what they should do to get started. Much like I was when I started, they’re often overwhelmed by all of the various information out there about how to grow food and have no idea where to start. Here are the four simple steps I give anyone that asks me what they should do to get started with growing some of their own food
Tag: square foot gardening
I read lots of “common beginner mistakes” blog post and articles when I started growing food, but that didn’t stop me from making them! Hopefully, this post will help you avoid the mistakes I made and avoid some of the pitfalls we encountered in our first two years.
Video: How We Use Square Foot Gardening to Maximize Planting Space in our Backyard Urban Vegetable Garden!
Dale discusses what square foot gardening is and how it helps you to save space in your backyard garden! He also goes into the benefits of companion planting.
We are big fans of the Seeding Square for Square Foot Gardening! This device makes it really easy to have consistent plant spacings and to keep everything organized.
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.
Check out this video to see how we used Square Foot Gardening to start growing food using an efficient and simple to use system!
A great way to maximize your growing space is to grow vertically! Check out this video to see how we make our trellises using commonly found supplies from the hardware store!
This is an update and tour of our zone 7 Oklahoma urban backyard organic food farm! I show what we’re currently growing, talk about what we are planting right now, and share some tips and lessons I’ve learned from the summer!
We started our spring crops off by planting onions and peas! I also planted a rosemary bush I picked up from the nursery and I talk about how we use companion planting to help with cabbage moths.