Get Down-to-Earth: 7 Fresh Ways to Make a Square-Foot Garden

How to create a square foot garden ...How to create a square foot garden ...A couple of years ago I fell in love with the idea of a square-foot garden! We built some simple containers in our backyard, and we've been enjoying fresh veggies all summer long ever since. We learned a few tips - like making sure the soil is rich and which vegetables like to grow better in our garden. There's nothing like eating veggies that you have planted yourself.

The greatest thing about a square foot garden is that you can make one just about anywhere, no matter how much or how little space you have. To help you get started, I've rounded up 7 down-to-earth square-foot garden ideas.





Table-Top GardenTable-Top Garden1. Table-Top Garden

Do you live in an apartment with no patio for a garden? Build a table-top salad garden!
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Build a Square Foot Garden out of Pallets Build a Square Foot Garden out of Pallets 2. Build a Square-Foot Garden out of Pallets

I just love finding ways to re-use things, and wooden pallets are excellent candidates for that! Check out this awesome square foot garden all built from pallets ... and how you can build one, too!
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Add A PVC Greenhouse Add A PVC Greenhouse 3. Add A PVC Greenhouse
Extend your planting time by building a PVC greenhouse for your square-foot garden!
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Maximize Vertical Potential with Trellises Maximize Vertical Potential with Trellises 4. Maximize Vertical Potential with Trellises

One of my favorite square-foot garden crops wouldn't work in my yard without trellises. I use a trellis along one whole side of my planters to plant peas the kids eat right off the vine all summer long.
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Kiddie Pool Garden Kiddie Pool Garden 5. Kiddie Pool Garden

You can make a square-foot garden in 20 minutes by planting it inside a plastic kiddie pool.
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Turn Rain Gutters into Gardens Turn Rain Gutters into Gardens 6. Turn Rain Gutters into Gardens

I absolutely love this idea. When I think of a square-foot garden, I think of a big flat area. But this rain gutter idea takes only a small piece of your yard ... and builds your garden in levels. Brilliant!
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Make a Rolling Planter Make a Rolling Planter 7. Make a Rolling Planter
And you can even make a rolling garden planter and put it in different areas on your patio depending on the light conditions.
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- By Jennifer Hadfield
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