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.
This is what we are growing right now…
Carrots– 3 squares full. One square is about two weeks behind the other two.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
What have you been growing in your garden?
Last Updated on May 30, 2016 by Julie Provost