I still don’t understand the logic in packing square blocks together. Firstly the mixed plants, as the different species grow will, being fixed in position, shade each other as some get taller and as the sun moves around. Secondly, extracting, say, a carrot from an inner square is cumbersome when you have to reach over several other squares to approach the root.
I love it. We have a large garden and the less room I use for veg the more room I have for the flowers! And shopping for more flowers.... And I am a lazy gardener preferring not to follow too many rules so I don’t see it as restrictive. You just jam the stuff in each square (so 1 tomato or chilli or potato etc per sq) and run with it. Seems to work and less weeding! I did 3 beds with this method one time and got loads of crops. Been using it for 4 years.Particularly worked well for tomatoes and cucs as you can add canes for the height.I’m doing it again this year although probably reworking what to plant outside v in as I have a greenhouse now, woo hoo!
I don't doubt for a moment that it’s a legitimate gardening technique. Double digging is a legitimate gardening technique. There are ways of doing things that are accepted but are not necessarily the most efficient.I shall stick to efficiency. Thanks. 🙂