3. Just one more 4x4 box will supply that person with extra of everything for preserving, special crops, showing off, or giving away.
So, each adult needs one, two, or three large boxes of 4x4, depending on how much they want. In square feet, that is 16, 32, or 48 square feet.
Suggestion: Since the kids will grow into teenagers, you may just want to make everyone's box a 4x4. On the other hand, different sizes make the garden look interesting and more personable. The 3X3 can later on be stacked on top of a 4X4 to start a pyramid garden—but more about designing your garden later.
Your Family—Your Garden
According to surveys of homeowners, the average conventional single-row garden measures 20 feet wide by 35 feet long, which equals 700 square feet. To grow the same amount, a Square Foot Garden will need only 20 percent or one-fifth of that growing space to equal 140 square feet. That's quite a difference isn't it?
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