Making a garden plan is essential to creating a productive garden. If you are using raised beds, you should consider learning about square foot gardening. This method, was coined by Mel Bartholomew in 1981, who has a book on the subject here. This way of gardening can help you grow more fresh produce in less space with less work. This will be my first year doing this, and I am super excited.
I created this freebie to help you plan your garden for the upcoming season with instructions on how to get started.
Step 1: Divide/ Plan Your Garden
Divide your garden beds into 1 by 1 inch squares. This method will help you decide which plants you can grow. The freebie will tell you the recommended plants for the size of square.
Step 2: Decide What You Will Grow
Always check what plants will grow in your area with our grow zone checker. Find our tool here. You want to make sure you do this first. Then decide on what you will grow.. My tip is to grow things you actually want to eat.
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Instant download of your square foot garden planner to use for the next season
Step 3 - Space Your Plants
Place your plants using the recommended space. Be sure to document your space. Use our garden planner
Start Your Square Foot Garden Today
This free printable should give you a great blue print to get started. Use this to create a general idea of what you will plant, and do you best to stick to it. If you have any questions or comments. Feel free to contact me. I will also post my garden plot I am using for this experiment on my Instagram page.