Square foot gardening is a great and hip way of doing gardening. Most gardens are large gardens with numerous rows and plants. These traditional gardens are planted in long rows with a walk path or an aisle of some sort. One of the major setbacks and problems associated with these traditional larger gardens is that they take up a lot of space and they require a lot of work. So this simply means that you will need lots of space and majority of the work in your garden will be done on foot and it will involve lots of walking up and down. So the weeding, watering, and application of fertilizer will be done by you the gardener and it will involve you working long and hard for many hours.
The other major problem with traditional gardens is that most of your garden will use to make pathways and aisles and not for gardening. The majority of your garden say about 80% will not have any plants or vegetables it will be for paths, walk ways, and aisles. The majority of your garden will be for walking and not growing vegetables. The square foot gardening technique takes care of this dilemma and you get to fully maximize and utilize the space that you have. Also if you live in an apartment or an area with a very small garden or very limited space and there is very little room for a garden you can simply use a square foot garden. This form of gardening is great and ideal for small or confined places such as flats, small yards, and apartments.
The square foot gardening method you simply divide a 4 by 4 box into about 16 one foot square gardens. Then you place and grow plants into each square. You can grow a different plant or crop in each square. For instance you can plant and grow beans in one square or box and potatoes in another box or square. The plant or vegetable you decide to grow will determine how many you can place in one square or box. You can grow one cabin in one square, you can plant and grow about four beans in another square and you can plant and grow about 16 carrots in one box.
The square foot gardening method is a very simple and easy way to do gardening. It is also a very effective and efficient way of gardening. There work load is great reduced, there is less weeding, less watering, and less application of fertilizer. There is more effective and efficient use of land and space. There is no need to create path ways, walk ways, and aisles all the land is fully utilized for growing vegetables. Square foot gardening has so many benefits and advantages over traditional gardening. It is much cheaper in terms of time, money, cost, and labor. It is not labor intensive or time consuming. Much less effort and work is required to make it a success.
Source by Becki Andrus