The square foot garden I planted in April through very early May is alive and kicking!
Granted, not everything has come up in every square: I planted an entire bed of corn (50 squares) and as you'll see below, maybe a third of that corn came up. I'm thinking the free-range hens had something to do with that...
However, I'm quite pleased with the way things are coming along! Here are a few photos I took the first of the month of the garden in progress.
|One of the first beds planted and it's full of peas, green beans, squash, zucchini, watermelon and canteloupe plants.|
|The pilfered corn bed. I really ought to plant more corn (I had put in two kernels per square) but I think it's probably too late. Will know next year to put chicken wire up around this bed!|
|Happy green beans and peas in this bed|
|And look, actual pea pods!|
|This is one of the more recently planted beds. As you can tell, I didn't mark off square foot blocks. This is about 4' by 4' and in it is four bell pepper seedlings and four pickling cucumber plants.|
Here are the beds marked and ready to be tilled and amended with a topsoil compost mix. The beds will eventually be filled with a cottage garden of shrubbery, flowering bushes, and and flowering perennials and annuals.
|The side of the house|
|Continuing around the wrap-around porch. The beds have curvy perimeters and are meant to have a relaxed form.|
What's growing in your yard or garden right now?