- Lawn & Garden
GRO-WELL BRANDS has partnered with Mel Bartholomew, inventor of Square Foot Gardening.
We've created a special mix of Mel's recommended soil, perfect for creating your own square foot garden. Instead of mixing your own compost, peat moss and vermiculite, just add GRO-WELL Square Foot Gardening Soil and get started on your garden! Square Foot Gardening Soil is exclusively formulated by GRO-WELL.
The Ten Basics of Square Foot Gardening
1 - LAYOUT
Arrange you garden in squares, not rows. Lay it out in 4' by 4' areas.
2 - BOXES
Build boxes to hold a new soil mix above ground.
3 - AISLES
Space boxes 3’ apart to form walking aisles.
4 - SOIL
Fill boxes with Mel’s special soil mix: 1/3 compost. 1/3 peat moss, and 1/3 coarse vermiculite.
5 - GRID
Make a square foot grid for the top of each box. A MUST!
6 - CARE
Never walk on your growing soil- Tend your garden from the aisles.
7 - SELECT
Plant a different flower, vegetable, or herb crop in each square foot, using 1, 4, 9, or 16 plants per square foot.
8 - PLANT
Conserve seeds. Plant only a pinch (2 or 3 seeds) per hole. Place transplants in a slight saucer-shaped depression.
9 - WATER
Water by hand from a bucket of sun-warmed water.
10 - HARVEST
When you finish harvesting a square foot, add compost and replant it with a new and different crop.
Mel Bartholomew - Introducting Square Foot Gardening Trailer (3:20)