Square foot gardening has been around for over 30 years, and it is a great way for new gardeners to get started with a fruit and vegetable garden. Square foot gardening is a simple way to create and manage raised garden beds while only having to spend a minimal amount of time maintaining them.
Square foot garden beds are typically 4′ x 4′ and 6″-12″ deep. This size allows almost anyone to reach into the middle of the garden bed. The garden beds can be placed on grass, soil, or concrete – each garden bed will be filled with a moisture-rich soil. Each one-foot square can be planted with a different type of crop, so you can have up to 16 different types of plants in each garden bed.
This video also contains great tips about the type of garden bed and soil to use, how to plant your crops, and working with crawling plants such as beans and peas.
More information about square foot gardening can be found in the book All New Square Foot Gardening II: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space that is referenced in the video.