Cooperative Extension Tips Included in Farm Dairy Article on Square Foot Gardening

Tips from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension were included in the Farm Dairy article, “How to plant a square foot garden.” The report cited the UMaine Extension bulletin “Gardening in Small Spaces,” which offers suggestions on how many plants to put in each square and how to protect square foot gardens from pests, the sun and frost. UMaine Extension suggests using bent metal hangers to support garden fabric as a shield from the sun, chicken wire or netting to keep wildlife away, and adding a row cover supported with bent metal hangers to extend the growing season, according to the article.