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.
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-
My carrots. I love watching them grow. I hope something is going on below.
My corn, which might not do so well. We will see.
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.