Square Foot Garden Check Up

by Marie on June 2, 2010

I couldn’t be more please with how green and growing my vegetable garden is. I’m always amazed at how a tiny seed or little plant can grow and grow with just a little water, sun, and soil. Actually, we’ve had a really wet May, so my plants are extra bushy from all the rain and loving it.

Here’s an update on what I’m growing and how it’s all fitting in the square foot garden. It’s all been planted since May 9th (peas went in April 25th):

I ended up skipping on the carrots and planting more beans. I may have to pull one or two of the bean plants though. The packet said it needed 6 inches apart and I only did it 6 inches by 4 inches.

I LOVE to grow potatoes. I tried them for the first time last year and they were so good. I planted red potatoes. You get potatoes to plant from the garden nursery and cut them each in half, making sure they have 2 eyes per side, then plant them about 12 inches deep. They grow big leafy tops, and even flower, then by the time they start to wilt and die, it’s time to pull them up. I get close to 20 round potatoes with each plant. That was so fun!

And I hope my onions have enough room, their bulbs will be touching by the end of the season. My Vegetable Gardener’s Bible by Edward Smith, said onions are 4×4 inches apart, so we’ll see. This is a GREAT book for vegetable gardens. If your plant or seeds don’t come with instructions, you can turn to your veggie bible. It has almost every vegetable you’d ever want to plant and how to plant, grow, and harvest it.

How’s your garden coming along? What did you decide to plant this season?

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