Designed for a 4' x 4' raised bed frame, this pretty garden is loaded with kid-friendly vegetables like carrots, cherry tomatoes and sugar snap peas. They're all easy to grow, nutritious and make a rewarding summer project for children of any age.
Knowing what to plant, when, and how much is difficult for even experienced gardeners. Our vegetable garden designs have been developed to guide gardeners of any experience level in turning their 4' x 4' raised beds (or multiples thereof) into productive, intensively planted gardens from early spring until late fall.
Developed by a professional chef, our garden planting plans are based on easy, intuitive square foot gardening techniques, which divide your 4' x 4' square frame into 16 individual square feet and specify ideal spacing for each plant in the garden.
The plan is a full color, illustrated pdf document that tells you what vegetables, herbs and flowers to plant, where to plant them and when, to maximize your garden's yield year-round. Planting and expected harvesting dates, plant height and space requirements and other valuable information are included. Also includes general organic and square foot gardening hints and tips to help you grow a healthy and productive garden.
The Kid's Summer Garden includes carrots, cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, bush beans, marigolds and dwarf sunflowers. Requires a tomato cage and a 5' tall spiral or other support.
Planting dates range from early May to early August, ensuring a continuous harvest and optimal timing for each crop of your garden.
Includes as a bonus a section with general organic and square foot gardening hints and tips.
Note the plan is not suitable for conventional row gardens; it is developed for 4' square raised beds. It can be doubled - or two different plans can be implemented side by side - in a 4' x 8' raised garden bed.