Category Archives: Square Foot Gardening

eGardening Newsletter for April

Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening by Byron Chitwood Some good advice for a person who is thinking about starting a vegetable garden is to start small and gradually increase the size until you have reached your tolerance level for taking care of one.  There is plenty of tilling, planting, watering and weeding in a small garden that should make you think, can I handle more?  One of the best pieces of advice is to consider a square foot garden. Square foot gardening is an easy way to garden if you… Read More →

Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening by Byron Chitwood Small scale gardening has been around for a long time.  In our time, there has been the salad garden, kitchen garden, victory garden and just some small garden plots that didn’t happen to fit under a name.   Leave it up to an Engineer, a retired one at that to fully develop the square foot garden concept and publish a book expounding on the subject.  Mel Bartholomew, an Engineer who sold his consulting business is the person who really pushed this method of… Read More →

Square Foot Gardening

Do you want to garden but have a small space available?  Want to grow twice as much food as usual in that space?  Come to the Art of Gardening on April 13 and learn about Square Foot Gardening.  

Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening by Pat Abramson Don’t like getting your hands dirty, but love those homegrown veggies?  Don’t like bending or kneeling to tend your garden?  Don’t like to sweat much?  Hate having to be out in the sun longer than you have to?  You can order or build a waist-high garden bed  put on legs with wheels so your back and knees won’t complain.  The “square foot gardening” method allows you to plant 16 different vegetables or annuals in a small plot a little bigger than a… Read More →

Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening by Pat Abramson. I’ve been hearing a lot of reasons why friends think their garden will be more than they can handle.  “Without a tiller, I can’t prepare a bed.” “With my arthritis, I don’t think I can do all that bending.”  “It’s more than I can take on right now.”  These folks need to discover the “Square Foot Gardening” way! No tilling is necessary, because you don’t use any soil you have!  Instead, you create a bed ON TOP OF your own soil!  You… Read More →