Row gardening is growing vegetables in rows. It’s a traditional gardening method that has been used for millennia, long before using greenhouses or even raised beds. Many gardeners still use this method with great results, especially when polytunnels are included.
Raised bed gardening is the most popular alternative to row gardening. Instead of planting vegetables directly in the garden soil, the method uses rectangular, raised containers filled with a nutrient-rich, well-draining soil mix.
The concept of square foot gardening was developed in 1981 by retired civil engineer Mel Bartholomew and relies on one core principle: making the most out of small gardening space.
Joel Karsten invented straw bale gardening in 2013. He aimed to make growing crops more straightforward and more sustainable in areas with poor soil. And the easiest way to do that was by using straw bales as containers to grow fruit and vegetables.