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.
In this video, Dale discusses our methods for planting and thinning seedlings. He talks about square foot gardening and the benefits of the seeding square. See more videos & download our free iOS, Android, and web app @ seedtospoon.net See full backyard tour at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y67eQFsLxDs Square Foot Gardening Book: https://amzn.to/2R3QlY3 Seeding Square: https://amzn.to/2R3MQ3Q
The seeding square makes square foot gardening easy for everyone! The color-coded seed spacer optimizes your space for square foot gardening and helps you maximize your planting space in your garden. Check our blog about square foot gardening here. Our favorite use of the seeding square is using it for our kids. It helps them not only to plant, but to teach colors and counting as well! Great gardening tool! You can buy Seeding Square […]
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!
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 […]
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.
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. 1. Overwatering Overwatering is one of the most common mistakes new gardeners make and I’ve certainly been guilty of it myself. The roots need to be able […]