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Building A plethora of pre-made kit set square metre garden beds are available in garden and hardware shops.
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These are quick to assemble and a straight forward option. Or if you prefer a DIY approach you can find step by step guides online.
Once constructed, fill the beds with square metre gardening blend of Tui Vegetable Mix and compost. If you don't have your own compost, use Tui Compost.
Be mindful that the soil will settle once it's in the beds and square metre gardening may need to add more once its been watered. Divide the bed into nine sections.
The same principle of dividing your garden into sections, can be used to square metre gardening large containers with edible crops. Planting Forget all the rules about traditional spacing, for square metre gardening plant everything a lot closer together.
Square foot gardening - Wikipedia
Overview[ edit ] A basic, 4x4, unit "square-foot garden. Each square is planted with a different crop species based on a formulation of square metre gardening one, four, nine or sixteen plants per square depending on its overall size.
To encourage a variety of different crops in succession, and discourage pests, each square would be used for a different kind of plant crop rotation within the growing season. Tomato, basil you would square metre gardening plant one in the centre of a square. Strawberry, lettuce - 4 per square.
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Even smaller plants ie. Spinach maybe 9 per square, and smaller again ie.
Radish, onion maybe 16 per square. The idea is to have the grid clearly visible and dividing the larger bed.
Because the overall size of the bed is only 1m or 1. Tending and harvesting is not difficult. Square metre gardening beds are also easier to work with if you need to provide shadecloth or frost protection; depending on the seasons. Because many crops are grown close together, the benefits of companion planting come into play square metre gardening pests can get confused with the range of plants on offer!