How does your (square foot) garden grow?
I have some gardening friends, and I am always tempted to begin conversations with the nursery rhyme. I resist. . . but just barely.
My garden is growing–despite the crazy weather throughout the month of April. This is the same garden bed that was covered in nine inches of snow just three weeks ago!
On top are peas. Several are about 2″ tall. When I saw that some of the seeds didn’t germinate, I replanted those spots.
Next is my row of carrots. You can’t see it in this picture, but they have JUST started coming up. Bottom left is onions, and bottom right is spinach.
Check out my garlic! I planted these last fall, and they’ve gotten huge.
I’ve always struggled with root and bulb veggies (onions, garlic, carrots, beets), so I’m hoping this proves to be a good omen for this year’s crops!
Finally, here we have broccoli (top 4 plants), cabbage (next 2) and parsley (bottom 2 plants). These were transplanted during week -3, and this photo was taken one week later (week -2).
It is drip irrigation. I just wrote a new post all about it! http://www.mysquarefootgarden.net/irrigation
I too am interested in the irrigation system. Is that drip tubing or soaker hose?
I built my system myself, with the help of the local plumbing/irrigation supply store. I’ll be doing a post on irrigation soon, so keep an eye out!
Wow, looks great. I’ve started my own square foot garden for the first time this year. I hope I have your success. I love how the garlic is growing. I really need to try some of that but I’ve already used up all my squares. Guess I could try it in some pots.
I’m curious about you irrigation system. Did you purchase it or is it home grown?
Here are my pics. I linked to your site. Thanks for all your help!
Toni-I purchased grids from http://www.mysquarefootgarden.com. They come with strips of plastic that you snap together with snaps that are provided. I also have purchased grids from http://www.homegardenstogo.com. They are glued together.
Heather-Garlic doesn’t come back year after year, at least not that I know of. I planted one clove in each spot, and expect it to grow one head of garlic. Tip: plant in October or November.
Melissa-I haven’t had huge success with carrots, but I’m determined to try again!
I haven’t tried carrots yet in my square foot garden. Your garden looks great!
It looks awesome! Question about your garlic. This just comes back every year right? How much fresh garlic cloves do you get? I would like to start some but I’m not sure how much to start. Any tips?
What did you use for grids in your beds that are pictured?