Square Foot Gardening: How to Plant Seeds {Video}

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This past week we completed Round #2 of Planting in our Square Foot Vegetable Garden. Our Round #1 of lettuce, peas, carrots, spinach, and onions are off to a great start. Thankfully, the rain held off for just long enough to plant the rest of the seeds and starters. I’ve been such a lazy gardener and haven’t had to water (other than after planting) with all of this rainy weather. 

Round #2 consisted of plants that needed to go in the soil after the threat of frost.  We planted both seeds and starters this round which consisted of corn, tomatoes, basil, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, and green beans.  (See my Square Foot Gardening Grid Layout for more details.)

Since many of you have taken such an interest in gardening and the Square Foot Gardening method, I decided to show you just how easy planting a square is! (Thanks to my Little Gardener Henry for being my helper.  The boy LOVES the dirt!)

How to Plant Seeds for a Square Foot Garden: 


1. Divide your square according to how many plants can be planted per square according to the index of the All New Square Foot Gardening* book.

2. Dig a hole using your index finger as deep as recommended on the seed package.

3. Place a pinch of seeds (2-3) in each hole and cover with soil.

4. Moisten soil well.

5. After a dominate plant becomes obvious, cut (do not pull) other seedlings that have sprouted.

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Have YOU started your garden?  How’s it "growing"?


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6 thoughts on "Square Foot Gardening: How to Plant Seeds {Video}"

  1. Debi says:

    Wow – inspiring! I have the book and have intended to do this for years – maybe next season. :)) Love to hear how it turns out.
    Bless you!

  2. Josephine says:

    Unfortunately we have not put anything in the ground yet! Due to living in North Dakota, its still quite cold – hoping to transplant to outside in the next few weeks!! (We start with the big mess of planting inside in egg cartons due to the cold!!)

  3. Lindsi says:

    We (or should I say “I”) just finished planting all of our seeds.
    Usually they are in the ground a few weeks ago but we had a winter that wouldn’t end here (MN).
    I cant wait to see how things go! (I planted- broccoli, white onion, green onion, radishes, carrots, acorn squash, yellow squash, tomatoes, green peppers, jalapenos, green beans, peas, asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries and raspberries, and I am sure I forgot a few things)

  4. Amanda says:

    We have not started our garden yet…we hope to this weekend. If not, we might not get one in at all 🙁 I love having a garden and getting fresh veggies from it!!! I love this square foot idea…might have to show this one to my husband.

    So…I have followed you all for a LONG time (I remember when you thought you were having triplets, not quads–that’s how long), just wanted you to know I’m not stalker-ish. 😉
    My husband will be interviewing your husband tomorrow for BNI–my husband is Vice President. It’s a small world!!! I had told my husband about you all way back when and then again when Brad lost his job, then we saw you two at a Dave Ramsey event (we didn’t come talk to you but you weren’t sitting far from us). Then my husband told me that Brad was joining his BNI group–that’s awesome!! I hope to some day be able to meet you all. Have a great day/night!!!

  5. We garden similar to the square foot gardening method, but we do not have raised beds. We’ve been delayed a lot this year due to rain, but any produce is better than none! 🙂 Your lettuce is looking good!

    {Would LOVE for you to join in on the Frugal Gardening 101 Linky on Wednesdays. It displays across 3 blogs. 😉 }

    1. QuatroMama says:

      I’ve been LOVING the series, but forgot about the linky! Thanks, Friend!

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