Square Foot Garden Plans for Spring

Just in time for Spring, here are my square foot garden plans.  I know many of you are just beginning to think about gardening, but in my neck of the woods, I’m already late!  I’ve had things planted for a few weeks, but I just can’t get used to the idea of starting plants indoors in January!  I’m putting a reminder on my phone so that I’ll remember for next year.  (I hope!)

Square Foot Garden Plan for Spring from OneCreativeMommy.com

My smaller boxes are 4’x4′, and my large box is 8’x4′.  I do not recommend the long box.  It is very difficult to reach the plants in the middle.  If you want to square foot garden, stick to nothing larger than 4’x4′.  The squares inside the boxes are created with old blind slats that have been stapled together into a grid.  Right now, the boxes are mostly empty, but here’s what they look like in early Summer (I can’t wait!):

#Square #Foot #Garden in Bloom {OneCreativeMommy.com}

Each of my boxes has a trellis on one side for vine plants.  Want to build your own?  This gorgeous picture is from my Uncle’s garden.  I only wish my garden looked that good!

DIY #Garden #Trellis from OneCreativeMommy.com {Step by step instructions for creating a trellis from pipe!}

DIY Garden Trellis (Step-by-step instructions to make a trellis from 1/2″ pipe)

Be sure to check out last week’s garden post.  I provided a chart showing which plants grow well together in the garden.

Companion Planting Guide--Which Garden Plants Grow Well Together? {Free Printable from OneCreativeMommy.com} #companionplanting

Companion Planting in the Garden:  Which plants grow well together?

Thanks for stopping by, and happy gardening!

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Comments

  1. Love square foot gardening. I’m behind this year too. We lost our sunny garden spot, so this year I am having to plan a garden based on plants that are better in shade. It will be a new challenge.

  2. I wish I had a garden! Yours looks like it’s going to be awesome :)

  3. How awesome to be able to plant already! How late does your growing season go to? We typically can’t plant until May and if we’re lucky season will go through mid September.

  4. Sharon @ Life After Empty Nest says:

    I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to read what grows well together! I grow some herbs and orchids but I want to grow more! I love gardening, especially when you can eat it!
    If you have time come take a look at my orchids!

    http://www.lifeafteremptynest.com/2013/03/my-love-of-orchids.html

    I’m your newest follower!
    xoxo

  5. I have three 4×4 beds. I am going to try your layout plans. Im beginning to plant tomorrow! Thank for the tips. Have a wonderful gardening season!
    Found you in Six Sisters!

    Linda

  6. Hi! Love your plans and also your printout for compatible plants…so good to have! I’m just starting to plant as we speak and it’s starting to get overwhelming. I was wondering, do the vine plants have to be trained or do they climb by themselves? Love your blog!

  7. What do the colors on the chart mean as far as good or bad match?

  8. How do you go from season to season with prepping the soil and minimizing the weeds and things you don’t want to grow… When it’s become overgrown from the previous season and tons of tomato seeds and plenty of others have made a home in the soil mix that’s there?

    • Hi, Kara. Sadly, I have moved to a new area, and there is currently no space for a garden, so it’s been a little while since I’ve gardened. Here’s what I remember: Some years, after my garden was finished, I covered it up for the fall/winter season with plastic. That kept the weeds down. As for the plants/weeds that appeared when I didn’t cover the garden, I just lifted off the slats to divide the garden spot into squares, tilled and prepped the soil, put the slats back, and planted away.

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