Garden Plans: Square Foot Garden

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Below are garden plans for square-foot gardens. After you review the examples below, enjoy hundreds more garden plans with the Almanac Garden Planner here.

Square-foot garden planning is based on the idea that compact, raised beds or “boxes” can be set in your garden and densely planted in a way that yields multiple harvests out a small space, even if you have poor soil.

Watch a video on how to plant a square-foot garden!

1. Square-Foot Garden Plan

Garden Size:  9' 11” x 19' 11”
Garden Location: Northern Florida
Garden Type:  Community garden
Garden Layout:  Square Foot Garden
Sun or Shade:  Partial Shade
Garden Soil Type:  Light / Sandy soil


See plant list and more details about this garden here.

2. Square-Foot Garden Plan

Garden Size:  29' 11” x 39' 11”
Garden Location:  Jamestown, TN
Garden Type:  Home Garden
Garden Layout:  Square Foot Garden
Sun or Shade:  Partial Shade
Garden Soil Type:  Good soil


See plant lists and more details about this garden here.

3. Square-Foot Garden: Cone Shape

Garden Size:  19' 11” x 19' 11”
Garden Location:  Indianapolis, IN
Garden Type:  Frontyard / front garden
Garden Layout:  Square Foot Garden
Sun or Shade:  Partial Shade
Garden Soil Type:  Good soil

See full plant list and more details about this garden here.

4. Square-Foot Garden

Garden Size:  30' 11” x 34' 9”
Garden Location:  Cleveland, Ohio near Lake Erie
Garden Type:  Frontyard / front garden
Garden Layout:  Square Foot Garden
Sun or Shade:  Sunny
Garden Soil Type:  Good soil, organic

See full plant list and more details about this garden here.


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We have highlighted sample plans here, however, you can find hundreds of free garden plans using our Almanac Garden Planner tool—which will customize your planting and harvesting dates! Try a 30-day free trial of the Almanac Garden Planner here.

 

Source: 

The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner

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I have planted a square foot

I have planted a square foot garden befor but this time my soil is not good, do I have to dig it all out and fill it in with better dirt ?
I live in Sask zone 2

dirty job

Consider that your soil is your groundwork, literally. So you want the dirt to be the best it can be—rich in compost, of suitabe pH (depending on the plants you plan to grow), not too sandy (or water and nutrients will run out), not too hard/clay-y (or it will not have the nutrients to support life—never mind that the roots might not break through it).

So…you know best what your current soil is, what grew there before, what you want to grow. You can amend the existing soil—add aged cow or horse manure and compost and mix it up. But consider that you might want to remove some of the existing “bad” soil to make room for this new stuff.

So, to your question: dig it ALL out?! Only you can really tell. Some, probably… Think of it this way: don’t set yourself up for the possibility that in six months you’ll wish you did something differently. Make it a great garden year from the ground up…now.

Best wishes! Let us know how it grows!

 

I live in Gimli Manitoba zone

I live in Gimli Manitoba zone 2b do you have information for my area?