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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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4 thoughts on “My Square Foot Garden Five Weeks In”

  1. 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 :).

  2. 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.

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