This Summer, GYOV — Grill Your Own Veggies

3 Reasons It’s Easier Than You Think to Grow Your Own Produce

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1. You don’t need as much space as you think

Square foot gardening is an alternative to traditional “row gardening” that offers more produce from less space, time and effort. A gardening method tailor-made for beginners, it is also great for experienced gardeners.

  • An area just four feet by four feet can hold about 130 plants and yield enough produce to feed one person all summer long.
  • Square foot gardens use about 20 percent of the space and 10 percent of the water to produce the same amount of vegetables as traditional gardens.
  • Spend less money on tools, supplies and seeds — the only tool you’ll need is a hand trowel and rather than sprinkling seeds widely, you plant them according to precise formulas.
  • To learn more about square foot gardening, check out Building a square foot garden on Journey To Forever, Square Foot Gardening, the non-profit organization and 9 Reasons You Should Try Square Foot Gardening on HouseLogic.


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2. You don’t even need a yard – you can garden in containers

Perfect for beginners, container gardening is one of the easiest ways to grow your own vegetables. If you don’t have space in your yard (or you don’t have a yard), you’ve never grown vegetables before, or you’re put off by weeding and watering, container gardening might be just your ticket.




3. You can be better at it than you think

With the nearly infinite resources available at your local home store and online, it’s easier than ever to get your garden right.