Living in a city, or maybe a place with little to no space for a traditional garden? There is a new craze in the gardening sphere that allows for the best of both worlds: having a garden, while living in the city. The answer is: Square Foot Gardening.
At Maxwell, our offices are in Boston and New York City: two major cities that are not known for massive backyards and private gardens. Square foot gardens (SFG) allow the user to garden in even the smallest of spaces.
My dad started using square foot gardens a year ago. From what I’ve seen, they are infinitely easier to maintain than the traditional plots. He grows tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, and even mini-watermelons! All of these delicious fruits and veggies are grown right on our front porch. The amazing thing is, when it starts to get cold, as it does in New England, he can simply put them in the basement to preserve them during the winter months.