Square Foot Gardening on a Shoestring!

Square foot gardening: a frugal, space-saving alternative

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Square foot gardening is the easy way to grow a cheap, compact and productive garden that meets your needs and is enormous fun to put together. Start your frugal, gardening plan with this great step-by-step graphic guide from Frugal Dad!
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Have you got a valuable tip to share for those of us new to square foot gardening? We’d love to hear from you below!

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  1. Susan says:

    FANTASTIC Tutorial!! I absolutely love your concise,easy to read-complete with images and price information-article on SF Gardening. I have pinned you to my Square Foot Garden PinBoard. I have signed up for your newsletter and can hardly wait to see more of these information packed quick reads. Thank you so much!

  2. I love gardening! Thanks for the inspiration. ;o) Smiles, Paula

  3. HappyMrsBass says:

    Wow! What a fantastic illustration! I have planted my first garden this year and used some of the square foot garden techniques, but I am going to bookmark this for next year…I love it! It’s amazing what you can grow in such a small space!
    Would you mind sharing this on my link-up today? I think it’s fits wonderfully! Thanks! (www.likeamustardseed.com)

  4. Becky says:

    Great infographic! Pinning it right now. Glad to have found you guys through the Homestead Barn Hop.

  5. Amy says:

    Oh my gosh I want to do this! Thanks for the tutorial!

  6. amber says:

    Hi There.

    This post is AMAZING!!! I’m pinning this one. Thank you for sharing with us this week on AFW! Be sure to check back next week for reader favorites and hostess picks. And be sure to attach a back link somewhere in your post so we can feature this awesome information! Here’s a backlink for you:


    Thank you,
    –AFW Hostesses

  7. nicolette says:

    Wow. Great instructions from Frugal Dad!

    Goes to show you don’t need an acre to be a farmer…lol…

    I featured this post at Creative Juice tonight and am sharing this at Pinterest as well. Hopefully, it will inspire some to garden this year…

    Thanks for sharing last week!

  8. Nancy says:

    This was a fun tutorial! I garden in small spaces but don’t use wooden sides or a string to measure off. It’s a great idea though. Thanks for sharing this one! :)