vegetable gardening

Square Foot Vegetable Gardening Means No More Weeds

Square foot vegetable gardening means no more weeds, no more tilling, no more thinning and no more digging. Square foot vegetable gardening is the new rage in America. It takes less water, a bag of soil from your local gardening store and no hard work. How much easier can it get?

Whether you live in a house, condo, apartment or a room with a terrace, square foot vegetable gardening is the easiest way to assure fresh vegetables. It makes a wonderful family project as it teaches children about nature when living in the city. It gives everyone the fresh vegetable taste which is lacking in grocery store produce. You do not use any fertilizers or pesticides because it is easy to protect. The physical hard work is eliminated and people with mental or physical limitations can all prepare and maintain such a garden. Square foot vegetable gardening is an example of gardening at its simplest.

The Specifics

Square foot vegetable gardening consists basically of a 4 foot by 4 foot container. The container can be smaller or larger depending on the space where it is to be located. The height should be approximately 11 inches. The majority of gardening stores have square foot vegetable gardening kits for sale. They come in self-watering, water-resistant, compact sizes perfect for decks, patios or tiny balconies. Or the purchase of a couple of 2X4ís will help create a fun family project. They also have steel trellises which clip to the side of your square foot garden to assist your tall, viny, vegetable plants. Grab a couple of bags of rich fertile soil from the gardening store, some seed packets and your square foot vegetable gardening project is underway.

There will be no weeds in your square foot vegetable garden. The heavy work of digging holes and furrows in your backyard is eliminated. A cute watering can is all that is needed to water your garden. There is virtually no chance of over watering because of the control you have over your watering can. There is no thinning involved because you only plant the exact amount of seeds or seedlings. The expense of hardware is eliminated because you can use a spoon to plant your seeds. Square foot vegetable gardening produces 100 per cent harvest in only 20 per cent of the space. All you have to do now is sit in your hammock, put on some sunscreen, sip some ice tea and watch your garden grow.


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Gardening Tip #11

Some plants require re-potting for optimum growth but there are others that resent having their roots disturbed. Or their roots system may be small enough that they don't require re-potting. One way to check if your plant needs re-potting is to turn it upside down. Tap the pot to release the plant and check its roots. If roots are all you see, then re-pot. Sometimes the roots will come out of the pot. You should either cut them off or re-pot the plant.