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4 Tips on Square Foot Gardening

Date Posted: June 16, 2014

Seeds of the Month Club by Mike the Gardener 4 Tips on Square Foot Gardening
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Square foot gardening was introduced to home vegetable gardeners by Mel Bartholmew as a means to grow a lot more food in a smaller area. Since that time, square foot gardening has exploded in popularity.

Square foot gardening has made gardening easier and less time consuming for many people who thought that gardening had to be this arduous task. In it's basic concept, square foot gardening is simply taking a raised bed or square area, making a grid, where the each grid is one square foot, then each grid square receives a certain number of plants that can grow.

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For example. You can easily get 9 carrots in a grid, however, you more than likely will only be able to fit one tomato plant in a square. There are a number of square foot gardening templates available on the internet that break down how much can be planted in each square.

4 Tips on Square Foot Gardening

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Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.


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