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“Square Foot Gardening”

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Growing even a small garden can be an enjoyable and simple hobby for everyone, AND you don’t need a large space to do it, but what vegetables and fruits grow best in your area? What Web sites would you recommend to others to learn more about growing things in your part of the world?

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall, and I am outside in part of my wife’s garden, (and) she grows cantaloupe¬†in this area, and she practices what we call square foot gardening, that is, growing things vertically, and she does that for several reasons.

Uh, (the) first of all is that as you grow things vertically, it saves space; you don’t have plants growing all over the ground.

The other reason is that it protects the fruit from insects and water damage.

And the last reason is is the fruit is much easier pick in the end when you’re ready to harvest.

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