Square Foot Gardening on a Shoestring!

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Square foot gardening: a frugal, space-saving alternative

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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Rebecca Watkins worked as a professional photo journalist and travelled the world with her husband John, before settling down as a stay at home mother to their three daughters. They have recently moved back from the French Alps to an old cottage in Devon, England. Rebecca's days are filled with visits to the beach, animated discussions and in the best moments, happiness and creativity in her family home of five. The other moments are filled with craziness and chaos and she loves those too.

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  2. Susan on

    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!

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

  4. 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)

  5. Becky on

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

  6. Amy on

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

  7. 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!
    Nicolette

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  9. Nancy on

    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! :)