Step 2: Design Your Garden
No matter which method you choose, it’s always wise to start off with a plan. Before you start to dig, build, or till, you need to consider location, sunlight, irrigation, other plants and objects, etc. Here’s an article specifically about designing a square foot garden.
Designing Your Square Foot Garden Beds
This article is about where to put your garden, how big to make it, what shape, etc.
For help designing a traditional garden, I suggest finding a good book written by someone in your area. You’ll get advice specifically for the soil and weather conditions where you live. Here’s a great book for those in the Mountain West, and another recommended by a reader in Georgia: