The ten basic tenets of square-foot gardening are: 1. Arrange your garden in squares, not rows. Lay it out in 4′x4′ planting areas. 2. Build boxes to hold a new soil mix above ground. 3. Space boxes 3′ apart to form walking aisles. 4. Fill boxes with Mel’s special soil mix: 1/3 blended compost, 1/3 …



For more berries, you should make sure to replace your entire bed after 3-5 years. Once the strawberry plants are older than five years, they start to decrease in productivity. By replacing your beds the younger plants will be able to take over and produce lots of new strawberries.