Update on My Square Foot Garden

We’ve just about wrapped up our vegetable garden for this summer season. I’ve loved having a square foot garden, growing veggies right in my backyard. There’s just something different and yummy about growing your own food, as well as a sense of accomplishment.

Planting a Potato Garden with Kids

I really think I was able to maximize my garden space with the 4×5 foot garden bed I had to work with. I’ll be doing it again next year. It’s fun to take pictures of my garden throughout the season to see what progress it’s made. Here’s what it looked like all summer long:

  • July Veggie Garden: Peas came and went quick. Soon after were my beans. And then my garlic was ready to dig out.
  • Today: All that is left are a few onions and my 2 tomato plants. I just pulled up the last of my red potatoes. And my cantaloupe didn’t make it. I was in a bad spot for water. I need to install a drip line for watering next year!

Potato Planting in a Garden

But my potatoes have been my favorite to grow by far! So easy. Once the plant on top gets really big, flowers, and then starts to wilt, you can dig them up. It was like a fun treasure hunt. I’m sure I still have a few in there hidden (they will probably just turn into plants next year!)

Planting Potatoes in a Garden

Did you grow a garden at home? How did it turn out? What was your favorite to grow, and eat?

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