Make the Most of a Small Garden Space

Lettuce varieties planted in one foot squares

Lettuce varieties planted in one foot squares – photo by D. Janssen, Nebraska Extension

If you have a small space, you can still garden! There are ways to make it work for you and your family.

In this technique you’ll create a garden divided by a series of 1 foot by 1 foot squares. Each square holds a different vegetable or herb.

One of the advantages of a square foot garden is it’s easy to maintain. Since the amount of space is limited, the time needed to maintain the garden is small, too. You can still grow large plants, like zucchini, tomatoes or even melons.

To learn how to start your square foot garden and what crops to consider, read “Make the Most of a Small Garden Space” by Sarah Browning, Extension Educator.

If you want to know what plants grow best in your area, contact your local extension office. They are a terrific resource in our communities. Find your local office (nationwide listing) here.

Speaking of tomatoes … Did you know? Bumblebees are the only pollinators for tomatoes! Always use practices to protect our important pollinators.

Have a great day!!

Soni

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