My Square Foot Garden Five Weeks In

My square foot garden is 5 weeks old. I have seen so much growth it is crazy! I have amazed myself and I really can’t believe that I have been able to grow stuff. I thought I had such a black thumb.

I keep wanting to plant more stuff. It is getting a little too much so I think I am good for a while.

Square foot gardening

I have 2 4×4 beds. I then added 2 more squares using some wood from Home Depot. Then, my neighbor offered me another box he was just going to throw away. So I added that. We also have a bunch of pots and I will have to get a few more for my flowers that I am growing.

I think I am good until it is time to get ready for a fall harvest. Yes I am going to be crazy and try to grow stuff past the summer. Been reading some blogs and some people have even been able to grow stuff through the snow. I figure it will be a fun project to work on, especially if my husband is deployed…which is totally up in the air right now but that is another post all together.

In the last week I planted some green beans which I saw popping up this morning 🙂 I also went a little crazy with strawberries. I bought some transplants but not sure how good they were. I also bought some Alpine Strawberry seeds. I have some in the boxes and some in pots. We will see what happens.

Here are some photos of the garden 5 weeks in-

Square Foot Gardening

My carrots. I love watching them grow. I hope something is going on below.


Square Foot Gardening

My corn, which might not do so well. We will see.


Peas in the Square Foot Garden

I love my peas. They are so cute wrapping themseleves on the trellis I have provided.



My cute little garden helper.



Some of the strawberry transplants I bought. We will see. Not sure if they will do well or not.



My tomato plant. I bought this as a transplant back in April. We have about 10 tomatoes in various stages on this plant. I am so excited for them to be ready so we can eat them 🙂 The ones I planted from seed are not doing too well. I started them too late and planted them in the ground too early. One of them died so I bought another transplant to take its place. I have 4 left that will hopefully grow.



My husband’s palm tree. He talked about wanting one and I saw one at Home Depot so I got it for him. He is happy.

I spend a little bit of time each day reading gardening blogs and forums. I feel like I learn a little bit more as time goes on. I have already made a few mistakes but that is okay. I have a lifetime to get it right.

What is growing in your garden?


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  1. Your garden looks great! I don’t grow anything because I tend to kill plants.

  2. So incredible! I’ve just started gardening myself and I just love it. Once this deployment is over, we’ll be building a raised garden in our backyard. I can’t wait to transplant our veggies and herbs outside. It’s such a fulfilling feeling to see it all grow :).

  3. I love your set-up and your garden helper. After using a SunCalc last year, I discovered the reason for my inability to yield much in my summer garden – no light! So, this year, I planted sugar snap peas, lettuce (romaine, butter leaf, and loose leaf), broccoli and carrots in my fenced in garden. I planted two pots of tomatoes (transplants from a friend at spin), and an eggplant in the bed by my garage. My neighbors might find the rusty rebar tomato support in the side yard a bit redneck but the light is better in that bed. For herbs, I have rosemary, sage, mint, parsley, cilantro, lemon balm, lavender, fennel, and oregano. For fruit, strawberries, blueberries (which are exploding with berries), scuppernog grapes, celeste figs, and kiwi.

  4. Can’t wait to watch the progress of this!

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