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Container Gardening and Vertical Gardening

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Square Foot Gardening

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I have utilized both container gardening and raised bed square-foot gardening over the last three or four years with good results. This year, I am stepping it up a notch.

I have twelve raised beds which I will be planting. In addition to those, I plan to plant as many containers full of vegetables as possible. Last year I did my cherry tomatoes in large pots and five gallon buckets. I think I had about eight of them. They did really well. This year I want to try container gardening with:

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Cabbage
  3. Sqaush (grown up a make-shift trellis)
  4. Herbs
  5. Potatoes
  6. Sweet Potatoes

To utilize even more space in my raised beds, I plant to nail some 2 x4’s into an arch at the end of some of my beds, string a grid patter with twine onto the arch and grown cucumbers and beans upright.

I have also seen different plants grown in hanging pots or upside down in recycled soda bottles (like a Topsy Turvy thing, but free). I’m wondering what I could grow like that? Sounds like a fun experiment.

Have you had any luck with vertical and/ or container gardening?

Printable Square Foot Garden Planner

I created two different pages, so whether you have 4 x 4 or 4 x 8 raised beds, you will find a grid to help you plan.

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