My Garden - Week 2

Thought I would give a little update on the garden. This is my first year for a square foot garden. As you can see the boxes are spaced every foot with twine to maximize planting space and better utilize fertilization and watering needs. I've read that (1) 4x4 box could feed 1 person for a year. Last night we put up trellises for the vining plants, cucumbers, melon, squash. The idea is that the vines will run up and over the trellis and do their vining in the grass. Stakes were added for the tomatoes, and we have little tepees for the sugar peas. We've started putting up a temporary fence around the garden area. Hopefully the deer won't find the delicacies. I picked a little basil last night and it looks like we'll have some radishes to pull any day now. It's a beautiful thing this garden.

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Lizzie said...

I must show this to my DH! He is growing veggies and enjoying himself. We had courgettes, peppers, tomatoes, chillies and potatoes last year. This time he's planted leeks as well.

Your little plots look lovely. I do like the way you have mixed the planting, so it doesn't look regimented and in rows, but each box is like a tiny garden on its own. I'm sure you will really enjoy your own home-grown produce.
Well done you!

Pam said...

Congratulations! Beautiful gardens - I'm so proud of you! pamcook

Julie said...

Looks Fantastic Julie!! Well done!

Katrina Gelino said...

Wow, they sprouted right up! Good idea with the fence mom.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful! Our tomato plants and snap peas are very happy so far - we have to worry more about bugs and fogs than deer.
Rinda

Cheryl said...

Awesome looking. You will have some good eating this summer.

Sian said...

It is indeed a beautiful thing. It looks fantastic!

Amanda said...

I love your little garden momma. I am so glad you have a new garden project for yourself, I know you just love that stuff.

Anonymous said...

Was glad I stopped by, when I went to a womans weekend this summer. Had the pleasure of enjoying the yummy squash you made. Your sis, Dawn