Based on a square foot model for french intensive gardening, this Smart Add On allows you to choose from either square foot spacing or the regular spacing for each of the plants commonly grown in square foot gardens.
You divide your bed into sections of mostly one square foot each areas and then plant vegetables in just the amount of space they need. The main advantages of the square foot system are less watering (great for drought areas), easier weeding (no long rows to wander down and less light for weeds), and a greatly reduced overall workload.
PLEASE NOTE: UPON ACTIVATION, THIS SMART ADD ON WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY CONVERT ALL YOUR EXISTING GARDENS TO SQUARE FOOT STYLE, BUT WILL DEFAULT TO SQUARE FOOT SPACING FOR ANY NEW PLANTS YOU ADD. YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM SQUARE FOOT AND REGULAR SPACING ON THE "PLANTS IN THIS GARDEN" PAGE.
Smart Gardener Smart Add On
- One time cost
- Exclusive access.
We at Smart Gardener listen very carefully to your feedback. Many of the Smart Add Ons we have, and will continue to offer, are in direct response to your remarks and comments. While keeping the basic product as clear and simple as possible, Smart Add Ons let you personalize Smart Gardener with additional functionality and content that are specific to your garden, growing conditions and interests.
- New spacing grids
New spacing grids have been created specifically to conform to the Square Foot Garden requirements. Spacing is closer and structures like trellises, fences and wire tomato cages are now indicated.
- Rectangular planting areas
In some cases, Square Foot Gardening calls out for some rectangular growing spaces with support structures for the plants to utilize as they grow up. You will see these called out with a double dotted line indicating a trellis, or climbing structure. In the Smart Garden Plan, you also have the option of rotating them ninety degrees.
- Planting Options
Choose between square foot and regular planting options on the Plants In This Garden page.