Square Foot Gardening for limited space and ease of work
With gas prices the way they are, food shipped in from farms is going to become more and more expensive, and one of the best reasons for gardening, besides the pleasure it gives, is to grow inexpensively, your own vegetables.
The Square Foot Gardening Book tells you how to maximize a small space by dividing your growing area into small sections, enabling the gardener to reach every area without stepping into the soil and compacting it. It is also easy to get the weeds out this way. The boxes can be built right over the ground no matter what kind of soil and filled with organic dirt and nutrients. If you want, a weed barrier can be put down first to ensure weeds won't be poking their heads up in the plantings.
Basically, the advantages of Square foot gardening is that it is much less work, you don't need the heavy tools like shovels, tillers, or hoes or rakes. It also uses much less water since you are hand watering directly on the plant and its roots. Weeds are few or non existent. Another good aspect of this garden is that for those with sore backs, the whole garden could be put on a table or boards over saw horses and no kneeling or back bending is necessary.
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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at April 21, 2011 11:58 AM