Victory garden poster. 1918

Victory garden poster. 1914

Victory garden poster. 1939

War garden poster. 1919

Victory garden poster. 1943

Victory garden poster. 1918

WELCOME

Welcome to Square Foot Growing. Hopefully a fun place to check out different aspects of Mel Bartholomew’s popular Square Foot Gardening method. Along with Mel’s ideas, I will be covering many different aspects of growing and preserving your harvest, with many “How to” videos and articles from various sources, all stressing the importance of becoming more self sufficient during these uncertain times. I am not a horticulturist, have no degrees, but do have hands on gardening experience I would like to share with you. While FOOD will be the main topic here, we are going to throw in a few flowers for beauty and pest control. Hope you enjoy.  Fred

 

 

WHAT IS SQUARE FOOT GARDENING?

In this short video, Mel introduces Square Foot Gardening.  Watch it here.

HOW TO BUILD A RAISED BED

The Garden Gal shows you the basics of building a raised bed.  Find it here.

MIXING MEL’S MIX – REAL TIME

How to make Mel’s soil mix.  Find it here.

 

ORGANIC PEST CONTROL – END PROBLEMS WITH BUGS FOREVER IN YOUR GARDEN

John over at GROWING YOUR GREENS.COM put together a good video about controlling bugs in your garden without using pesticides.  Check it out here. 

VEGETABLES Q&A

Have a question about a particular vegetable?   The place to go for an answer is here.

ORGANIC INSECT CONTROL

Here is a short video from Grow Organic about pest control.  Watch it here.

RAISING WORMS

I have thought about raising worms, but never got around to it. Now that my garden boxes are in place, I may take this on. This site is loaded with all kinds of great information about raising worms.  Click here to check it out.

GROWING SINGLE STEM TOMATOES VERTICALLY IN A SQUARE FOOT GARDEN

To all of you square footers out there, John and Tyler explain the reason for growing single stem tomatoes.  Watch the video here.

FROM ZERO TO VEGETABLE GARDEN IN 6 MONTHS – TIPS SO YOU CAN SUCCEED

CHECK OUT HOW THIS GAL STARTED A WONDERFUL GARDEN FROM SCRATCH IN JUST 6 MONTHS.  CLICK HERE

GOT GRASS CLIPPINGS?

If so, give this video a look.

Victory garden poster. WWI

Victory garden poster. 1918

Victory garden poster. 1917

Victory garden poster. 1919