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Basics of Square Foot Gardening

It’s popular, but is it the best method for you?

Fine Gardening – Issue 163
While in general, our experts do not recommend square foot gardening, there are some redeeming qualities to this method. Learn the basics of square foot gardening as well as some of the benefits of using this method, and judge for yourself whether it is the system for you.   • It raises awareness. No one can deny that square foot gardening has gotten a lot of people to think about growing some of their own food. This might also lead to a better understanding of what farmers have to go through to raise the vegetables that folks buy at the store and why veggies might cost as much as they do. • It is approachable for beginners. The SFG steps are easy to follow: You build a small-scale version of a raised bed, purchase the recommended products and soil amendments, and place plants close together to reduce weeding. • It…

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