How much could you grow in a square foot? | Southsea Green

As the days become brighter and longer once more, we turn our minds to our plans for the garden in the coming seasons.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 9:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 6:01 pm
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Current conversations involve lots of vegetable chat with excitement growing, just like some of the overwintered plants.

We have a new ‘square foot’ bed here at Southsea Green to illustrate how even in the smallest of spaces you can still grow and enjoy your own vegetables.

A 3ft x3ft grid is divided into nine sections with tacked string. Each section can have something different planted in it but at first this must be a reasonably fast cropper like spring onions or lettuce.

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You start with planting up one square and delay the others slightly so that once the first is ready for harvest the next crop will be well under way.

Later in the season, things like courgettes can be planted and allowed to take over other squares.

To see this in action and find out more, come down to the garden on a Tuesday and get involved!