Get Gardening: 10 Square Foot Garden Ideas and Tips!

A couple of years ago I fell in love with the idea of a square foot garden! We built some simple containers in our backyard, and we’ve been enjoying fresh veggies all summer long ever since. We learned a few tips — like making sure the soil is rich and which vegetables like to grow better in our garden. There’s nothing like eating veggies that you have planted yourself.

The greatest thing about a square foot garden is that you can make one just about anywhere, no matter how much or how little space you have. To help you get started, I’ve rounded up 10 down-to-earth square foot garden ideas. Check them out after the break!


  • Vinyl Square Foot Garden 1 of 10
    Cut down on maintenance and build your square foot garden enclosure out of vinyl.
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  • Where to Plant Your Garden 2 of 10
    Wondering where to plant everything in your new garden? Check out this graph.
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  • Table-Top Garden 3 of 10
    Do you live in an apartment with no patio for a garden? Build a table-top salad garden!
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  • Build a Square Foot Garden out of Pallets 4 of 10
    I just love finding ways to re-use things, and wooden pallets are excellent candidates for that! Check out this awesome square foot garden all built from pallets ... and how you can build one, too!
    Learn more at Crafting Creatures
  • Add A PVC Greenhouse 5 of 10
    Extend your planting time by building a PVC greenhouse for your square foot garden!
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  • Square Foot Garden Planting Guide 6 of 10
    Are you confused about how to get started with your own square foot garden? Here's a great tool -- a online planner!
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  • Maximize Vertical Potential with Trellises 7 of 10
    One of my favorite Square Foot Garden crops wouldn't work in my yard without trellises. I use a trellis along one whole side of my planters to plant peas the kids eat right off the vine all summer long.
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  • Kiddie Pool Garden 8 of 10
    You can make a square foot garden in 20 minutes by planting it inside a plastic kiddie pool.
    Learn more at Diggin Food
  • Turn Rain Gutters into Gardens 9 of 10
    I absolutely love this idea. When I think of a square foot garden, I think of a big flat area. But this rain gutter idea takes only a small piece of your yard ... and builds your garden in levels. Brilliant!
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  • Make a Rolling Planter 10 of 10
    And you can even make a rolling garden planter and put it in different areas on your patio depending on the light conditions.
    Learn more at Cakies

Have you ever tried square foot gardening? We would love to hear YOUR square foot gardening tips!!


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