So, how do you construct a square foot garden, ready to get growing? As a rough guide, you can refer to this guide I created on how to build raised beds.
In this case you want to use the materials to create a 4ft x 4ft (1.2m x 1.2m) square bed. This will allow you to reach each section without having to stretch or walk over the soil. The beds can be created to any size, as long as the raised bed can be divided into 1ft squares. Therefore if space allows, a long rectangular one can be designed.
The base of the bed can be lined with plastic to protect the outside, and keep the soil and roots in one area. When doing this, make a few holes in the drainage, then fill the bed with peat-free compost.
Once this is done, a wooden grid can be placed over the surface which acts as a divider for the space. If you haven’t got a wooden frame split into 1ft squares, you can use a string and pegs.
Then, you’re ready to get planting.