Update on my Square Foot Garden

My Square Foot Garden is now about 3.5 weeks old. I decided to have my husband build me a second box so we have two now. All but two of the squares are filled. I am saving those last two for jalapenos (which I might have started too late) and Jericho lettuce which is starting to grow and I can transplant soon.


Square Foot Gardening


This is what we are growing right now…

Carrots– 3 squares full. One square is about two weeks behind the other two.

Carrots in a square foot garden


Radishes-These came up fast. They do look a little sad after all the rain we have had. I am not sure why that is why they look that way.

Radishes in the square foot garden


Peas-2 squares. I was trying to find out a good way for them to have a trellis. I made a mistake and one of the boxes is not on the side.

Peas in a Square Foot Garden


Corn-2 squares. This is more for the boys and I realized too late that if I want to see any actual corn I need to pretty much plant a full box full or it. So we are just going to see what happens.

Corn in the Square Foot Garden


Broccoli– We started these from a seed and have two planted. I have a few other seedlings that have grown that I am not sure what I will do with.

Broccoli in a square foot garden


Lettuce-2 squares. Hoping to time it right when it comes to harvesting it. I heard if you wait too long then you will get a very bitter tasting lettuce.



Sunflowers– Just one square and then some in pots.


Marigolds– Good at keeping the bugs away I have heard.

Small Pumpkins– 2 squares. They have started to sprout up.

Small pumpkins

Small watermelons– 2 squares. Nothing yet.

Cucumbers– 1 square, just planted last week.

Bell Peppers– Started from seed. Filled 2 squares.

Tomatoes– I bought one plant that was already growing and started the rest from seeds. Will have one in a pot and 5 boxes full.


Poppies– Planting these just for fun!

Onions– started these from seed and just put them in the ground. Not so sure about these.

Strawberries– I bought a plant and so far every time I get a new strawberry a bird or something else eats it 🙁

Herb garden– I have a little herb garden going. Basil, Cilantro & Rosemary.

Random Flowers– We also planted Morning Glories, Cosmos, Pansies and a couple other types. Not sure what we will get but it has been fun!

As you can see we are trying a lot. We have already learned so much about planting and growing. I get so excited checking on my plants everyday. I usually do it three times a day if I am home.

I also am trying to figure out how to do a milk jug watering system.

milk jug watering system

What have you been growing in your garden?



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4 thoughts on “Update on my Square Foot Garden”

  1. We have carrots, zucchini, onions, yellow squash, tomatoes, jalapeños, bell peppers, cantaloupe, basil, cherry tomatoes, string beans, and more zucchini!

  2. Your garden looks great! If you pick the strawberries when they’re still a little white, they’ll continue to ripen from the safety of inside your house. We also put a pinwheel in our strawberry container to keep birds away. We’ve got squash, tomatoes, carrots, green beans, lettuce, cilantro, parsley, and strawberries right now.

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