Added by on 2013-04-04

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote For all of my daily “prepisodes” visit my blog at Because of my move, I’m not getting near the jump I wanted to on getting my garden in, but better late than never right? (some of you guys may remember that prepisode #1 was my attempt to get a garden in last summer–on July 31st!). Today I give you a look at how to make a really simple square foot garden setup-boxes, soil, grid system, and planting. For anybody not familiar with it–square foot gardening is essentially high-yielding garden that requires very little space and babysitting. And it’s PERFECT for you urbivalists out there! No need for tons of acreage. Just be willing to spend a little bit on your soil mixture and you’ll have a ton of options open to you in the world of “SFG.” for more info on SFG, visit the originators website at http Video Rating: 5 / 5 This video provides a video tutorial to create a garden trellis system that compliments the square foot gardening system. Filmed in Ottawa, Canada. Video Rating: 5 / 5

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  • superslyfoxx1 7 years ago

    ^Wow! I don’t blame you for moving it and very true. Get your moneys worth! Hopefully get back on composting. Even? if its just leaves and grass clippings.

  • Mrkryptohawk 7 years ago

    Hey How Easy Is It To? Do This In A Mini Version?

  • TheDailyPrep 7 years ago

    exactly–buy the soil once, and hopefully you can use it for several years to come (i even moved it with me from my last house! 🙂

    Good job on the compost–i started a while ago, but didn’t keep up with it. All? the best and keep me posted!

  • superslyfoxx1 7 years ago

    Yeah.. thats the thing about buying the soil but I have been composting with? that in mind. I am hoping by composting I can curb some of that cost.Also I will try to use some of the soil from my container garden I started already. Congrats on your weedless garden! For next growing time just supplement the soil and the cost won’t be that much next time. Will update if I actually build one.

  • TheDailyPrep 7 years ago

    you can. the only bummer about square foot gardening is that you have to buy the dirt (and it’s not really that cheap). The good news is that I have a bunch of stuff growing pretty well now and virtually no weeds!

    Let me know if you? end up doing it–love to hear how it goes.

  • superslyfoxx1 7 years ago

    Simple enough.. I think I can do? this

  • TheDailyPrep 7 years ago

    sweet. My mom is doing some potatoes in tires. I figured that you would? need a pretty large area to do them, but apparently not. Good point about the underground stuff…best of luck with that

  • jonwithnoh7 7 years ago

    I have some tomato and pepper plants, doing well. 2nd year to try potatoes and onions. I figure them to be stealth plants. In? a shtf situation and my garden is raided, the underground stuff will be overlooked

  • TheDailyPrep 7 years ago

    I hear ya. My mom is a really good gardener, and taught us from a very early age about growing stuff–I should’ve soaked up more when I had the chance! In later conversations with her about my own efforts,? she’s said that exact same quote almost–anybody trying to survive off their first garden is going to starve to death. I find it true. There are so many pests, fragile variables, and unforseens that you just never know about until the rubber hits? the pavement. What are you trying this season?

  • jonwithnoh7 7 years ago

    Yeh, I’m trying to do a garden. Learning now before? it is a matter of necessity. I’m learning its harder that I thought. If we rely on my garden, my family is going to starve.

  • TheDailyPrep 7 years ago

    I hear ya on being busy!? Don’t sweat it–some things are more important than YouTube…you gotta take care of those first. Besides, I’m not going anywhere! 🙂

  • formatC2 7 years ago

    I know man, no new videos since a few weeks now…. been busy. planting those tomatoes was the only thing I had time for, and I don’t really have new projects since. I may do a quick 1 minute video (without talking as always 🙂 to show you.
    I made a “SFG” with the scrap wood I had? laying around. I’ll show you 🙂

  • theJmanStriketh 7 years ago

    Thanks for the link. It looks pretty much like what I’m looking for. It’s pretty inspiring to see what he’s done with such a? small space.

  • TheDailyPrep 7 years ago

    appreciate it? brotha. My survival is much more “real-life-everyday-joe” than “tactical-hardcore-killer” haha

    Glad you enjoy em!

  • TheDailyPrep 7 years ago

    nice job man. been a while since I’ve seen any new vids from you 🙂 you should do one showing the garden! Which tomato varieties did you go with? I’ve never successfully grown edible tomatoes from seed, but am trying a couple this year.

    The only real downer on the raised bed “SFG” thing is the price of the 3 part soil mixture. Buying your dirt? is a lot more expensive than just using your back yard! Hopefully the lack of weeds and higher yield will make it worth it, but yet to be determined…

  • TheDailyPrep 7 years ago

    good question–I haven’t spent a lot of time studying the different ideas on NWO, but essentially, I don’t think it will ever happen. I think that the people of the world are too diverse, and power? is too fragmented to ever see 1 ruling body stay in control for very long. I think the peoples of the world are constantly in flux, which lends itself to the perpetually cyclical rise/fall of nations….good idea though for a possible vid–thanks for passing along…

  • TheDailyPrep 7 years ago

    Thanks for the heads up Jman. I’d heard of Humanure on The survival podcast before, but never seen the worms eat my garbage book. Just googled it and it looks interesting. here’s a resource for you since you live in an apartment with no yard– Urban Green Survival. Dean is an incredible dude. Aussie guy that lives in? a 28th story apartment but does hanging gardens, aquaponics and even had chickens. Some good ideas if you live in a REALLY small footprint….

  • TheDailyPrep 7 years ago

    thx? beast. little by little…

  • TheDailyPrep 7 years ago

    Appreciate it–I’ll keep you guys? posted…

  • sterlingbrown5 7 years ago

    Great as always! I really like these? “real life survival” videos that you put out

  • formatC2 7 years ago

    DUDE! I just planted some tomato seeds and a few other herbs about a week ago! I was look to get a raising bed but when? I saw the prices I decided to make it myself. Thanks for the tuto, I will be making one in a few weeks.

  • ivageivage 7 years ago

    hey whats your opinon on the whole? “illuminati”/new world order? would be cool to se a vid, take care

  • theJmanStriketh 7 years ago

    My dad loves his square foot garden. I live in an apartment, so I don’t quite have the luxury of open areas (working on it though). A couple other ideas to throw your way are 1) “worms eat my garbage” which is a great book (some say THE book) on using worms for composting, and 2) Humanure (not sure what the book’s title is) but you can’t be too squeamish about futzing with human compost if you go that route. How’s the growing season? where your new house is?

  • beast12101 7 years ago

    looking good?

  • Ken Block 7 years ago

    cool vid good? luck with the plants

  • Rachel Ward 7 years ago

    That? is SWEET. Favorite!

  • nmreich 7 years ago

    “Honey!” Hahhaha!? She was itching to ask you to do something for her. hehehe I know the feeling.

  • Cynthia Prater 7 years ago

    THis will be on my list of? to do. looks so easy.

  • sadia102 7 years ago

    Excellent. Think I will try something like that? next season in Aus.