Monday, June 8, 2009

My Square Foot Garden


I was introduced to the concept of Square Foot Gardening last year and thought that if I would garden, that would be the way to go. I never got around to getting my garden started last year due to adding a new child to our family, but this year I was determined to do it. I am a total garden newbie, but I purchased All New Square Foot Gardening, bought the supplies and actually got it set up! I built (well actually my husband) one 2x8 garden and one 3x8 garden. Normally square foot gardens are 4x4, but I only have a small patch of backyard that gets enough sun for a garden. In order to get as much squares as possible, we went with a rectangular garden. I made sure that it wasn't too wide so that I could still reach the squares in the middle.

I have 4 tomato plants growing. Two of them are heirloom tomato plants (I'm still not quite sure what that means, but I believe that is a good thing---need to do more research) and two are Big Bertha's or something like that. They are suppose to produce big tomatoes for sandwiches. We'll see. I told you I am a garden newbie!

I've planted too many pepper plants. Some are green, some red and some seranno chili peppers.

And for my big experiment---I planted one eggplant. I was thrilled to see the bloom! I have no idea what to do with eggplant other than I like to eat eggplant parmigiana at Olive Garden.
I also have some cucumbers, squash, green beans, basil, thyme, taragon, and parsley planted too. If all goes well this year, then I plan to build 3 more 4x4 boxes. I'm so pleased with the results so far :)



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3 Comments:

Blogger ~ Angi :) said...

Oh, you brave! brave ! woman! EGGPLANT?!?!?

(I shan't tell my husband, lest he ask me to do the same!) LOLOL

It looks wonderful! :D

June 8, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

I hope your garden turns out! I would love to have one.. but, I have no room :(... so instead I have a bowl that grows lettuce and a big pot with a few strawberry plants in it.

June 8, 2009 at 11:08 PM  
Anonymous sarah said...

oh it looks perfect! i love the concept of the square foot gardens... and cant wait to see the end result of your hard work!

June 13, 2009 at 3:29 AM  

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