People often ask “How much space do I need for a vegetable garden?” Well, I’d say a minimum of 1 square foot. In that space (which could be a container on your balcony or front steps), you can grow a tomato plant, 4 lettuce or 9 bush beets, for example.
Planning a new garden area? Think of it in square feet sections. You can even use string to lay a grid on the ground. Now you can imagine filling each square with whatever our tastes desire.
Forget the instructions on seed packets — they’re geared toward large row gardens. Use space wisely with square foot gardening. Here’s a simple guide for how much space each type of vegetable plant needs.
Vegetable Plants Per Square Foot