The raised square garden is the ideal solution for growing vegetables in a small space. It’s visually appealing and easier to maintain than a traditional vegetable garden. Its elevation helps to reduce the risk of injury and to avoid visits by unwanted pests. What more can I say? The raised square vegetable garden is awesome!
It couldn’t be easier! Simply build a 1.20 m X 1.20 m square wooden frame with a minimum height of 30 cm. Line with landscape fabric and add soil. Last but not least, divide it into 16 squares measuring 30 cm X 30 cm. That’s it!
Each square can accommodate the following plants:
1 squash, cabbage, broccoli, corn, eggplant, cucumber, pepper, tomato, melon
32 radishes, 12 carrots, 8 beets
6 beans and snow peas
2 lettuce, head or curly
Run melons and pickles along a lattice to avoid invading other crops.
Avoid bulky varieties such as rhubarb, potatoes and artichokes.
Download our tip sheet: How to Make a Vegetable Garden