Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Square Foot Gardening in Action

                                               Peas, Shallots, Spinach and Sprouting Basil
                                                                        The Tomatoes
                                                                   Up Close Spinach
                                                                     The Long View

The Square Foot Garden is up and producing. We've already harvested radishes, lettuce and spinach and just planted the hot weather crops last week - tomatoes, basil and peppers. I have to admit I am a farm girl at heart, despite my big city roots. I keep trying to convince my husband that we need to buy a small hobby farm - just enough to sustain the two of us and a house full of assorted animals. I figure having a farm is one way to wrangle that cat I've always wanted out of him. I suspect Dan is a farmer deep down as well - if anything it's in the genes as his Mom (Donna) and Dad are expert gardeners and he does seem to enjoy it once we commit to it. This year we also have two 6x15 foot plots where I work to garden as we like. Saturday we planted 12 tomato plants and Monday we got in the second bed of assorted other stuff - more basil (I truly believe you can never have enough basil or tomatoes), the world's hottest pepper, zucchini, cukes and butternut squash. And I also hope to plant about 30 gladiola bulbs. It's been a blazing week here in the northern midwest - my tomatoes are smiling :) Happy gardening!


  1. I've wanted to start a garden so bad but think that I'd probably give up after a few hours of trying to figure out how to do it. :P

    It just seems like a lot of work and the hubby tends to put off anything that interferes with his quest for ultimate domination of the Madden for Wii world. So since I doubt I could do it all on my own then I don't do it at all.

    Course I'd also have to have a yard to manage it.....hmmm...yeah, that'd be good to get.

  2. Love your garden. We should have plenty of tomatoes for canning.


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