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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote another update of my garden in tucson arizona. it has been hot the last few days but i think my plants are dong well cause i put them on a side where the sun would only hit them like 6 hours instead of like 10. Video Rating: / 5 If you don’t have a lot of time available to weed, water and maintain your vegetable garden, then efficient gardening techniques such as Square Foot Gardening could be the answer. With simple and well-defined instructions, Square Foot Gardening is a great way to start growing your own food quickly, and with excellent results. In this video, we introduce the thinking behind Square Foot Gardening and explain everything you need to know to setup your own SFG garden beds including the best soil mix, plant spacing, positioning, companion planting and supporting structures to use. If you’ve noticed any pests or beneficial insects in your garden recently please report them via http://bigbughunt.com If you love growing your own food, why not take a look at our online Garden Planner which is available from several major websites and seed suppliers: http://www.GrowVeg.com http://gardenplanner.motherearthnews.com http://gardenplanner.almanac.com and many more… Video Rating: / 5

20 Comments

  • veggiegrow7 4 years ago

    awesome garden i wish my plants were doing that GREAT!!

  • Mr909alex2thenine 4 years ago

    a ur plants look awesome keep posten vids…great work….

  • Kim Roman 4 years ago

    Hi Friends! It is with great sadness that I announce Mel Bartholomew's passing on April 28th, 2016. If anyone would like to share their thoughts with Mel's family and friends they may do so at his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/melssquarefootgardening/?fref=ts

  • shoeaholicz 4 years ago

    Where do you get the Garden Planner for the computer you refer to?

  • Alexas Kitchen 4 years ago

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  • Captain Ron 4 years ago

    I've practiced this method for about 8 years. I've got to admit it was a pain to set up (Mel's Mix, building the beds then filling them). Since I've started, I've had great success adding only domestic compost to each square foot after harvesting. Since starting, I've added a drip system and 4ft x 4ft "lifters" with plastic frames to make a cold frame to get my veggies started earlier. I remove the frames once there is no danger of frost in the spring. Its a wonderful system with which you can grow an unbelievable amount of veggies without a tremendous amount of work (once you set it up and fine-tune it).

    Love your videos and no-hype types. Thanks for your efforts.

  • Evelyn Chamlee 4 years ago

    Great use of limited space.

  • colleen walsh 4 years ago

    Perfect

  • Kim Roman 4 years ago

    Wonderful video! Thanks for featuring Square Foot Gardening.
     
    A few minor things:

    Your raised beds don’t need to be 12” deep, but of course you can if you’d like. For longer root crops you can put a 1’x1’ “top hat” on top of a single row and fill that with the Mel’s Mix to make a deeper square.
     
    Good info, but please, no potting soil. Wholeheartedly agree that you may use coco coir for all or part of the peat.
     
    After harvesting you add a trowel of blended compost.
     
    Mel actually wrote the book for expert gardeners but they just don’t get it. It’s a great challenge to see if you can get 2-3 crops from each square and grow year-round without the use of a greenhouse.

    Kim Roman
    Executive Assistant to Mel Bartholomew

  • Pine Meadows Hobby Farm A Modern Homestead 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing, I'm going to give this a try in my new raised beds here at Pine Meadows Hobby Farm

  • MUDSWAT 4 years ago

    Grow Things !!

  • ggwildlife 4 years ago

    brilliant software im using it this year for my SFG :)

  • Nazri Buang 4 years ago

    I heard that some people farted at gardens calling it the "Green Fingers".

  • Henry Gitterman 4 years ago

    Helpful video. Thanks!

  • ByeByeBird Tape 4 years ago

    Very useful hints, thank you 🙂 Thumbs up!

  • Sandra Graham 4 years ago

    thanks for the new video sure hope my garden looks as good as yours or at least know will have tried hope to be able to revue this video if need to have reminders .

  • Sandra Graham 4 years ago

    so good of you to get back to me so soon thanks for the video that watched really impressed with square foot gardening &glad to know can be done in a greenhouse even a smaller one so am watching the video below once again thank you for your help happy gardening hope mine will be also .

  • Sandra Graham 4 years ago

    watching your square foot gardening would like to know if this canalso be done in a smaller greenhouse we live in desert type soil area ex: rocks ,sand . clay 7 some good rich soil first year grew veggies in huge pots did well as it was a hot summer ;last year grew some  veggies in raised gardens did well however with ferral cats it was up hill battle ; this year am going to try a greenhouse as side yard is long & narrow what would you recommend to grow as here in Okanagan is quite cloudy & cod yet so when using raised beds this way could you advise me on how to start other than the square foot method which way to put them in a greenhouse likely a 4'x6' one thank you ?

  • CityOf StCatharines 4 years ago

    Square Foot Gardening (SFG): Growing More in Less Space

  • libbie cur-johnson 4 years ago

    That sucks…couldn't download

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