Mixing Your Square Foot Garden Soil


A successful, flourishing and productive Square Foot Garden is quite easy to achieve, even if you ignore everything else except this advice: Don’t Skimp on the Soil! Quality soil is the number one reason that a garden succeeds. For years people have been trying to improve their existing garden soils by adding fertilizers, mulches and […]

Square Foot Garden Plant Spacing Guides


Now that you have your boxes built and the grids put on, it’s quite easy to visualise the plants growing in it. Maybe you’ve decided to have a trellis along the back or on the end of the box for your vine plants to grow vertically. A good idea is to have your vines at […]

Building Your SFG Boxes


Square Foot Garden Boxes can be made from almost any untreated wood, stone, cinder blocks, bricks or even ‘man made’ wood and recycled plastic. We recommend using wood for your first SFG box as it is more portable, cheaper and easier to work with, although not as long lasting as brick or stone. Wooden boxes […]

Why are we doing this SFG thing?


First of all, and since this is my first post… Welcome to our blog. Please read more about who we are here. For a while now, I’ve been pondering the effects of this global recession that we are in and how they may affect Kathy (my wife) and I. Living in South Africa, and being […]

What is Square Foot Gardening?


Very simply put, Square Foot Gardening (SFG) is a whole new way of gardening, growing vegetables & fruits and contributing handsomely to the kitchen table even with the smallest of gardens at your disposal. The system adapts easily to all levels of experience, physical ability, and geographical location. You can now grow all you want […]

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