This summer is the third year of our square foot gardens. Last year, we didn't have much luck. We didn't like the items we planted, items never grew, died, we gave up. I was 8 month pregnant at this point last year... you can't do everything.
This summer - despite the drought (we're watering twice a day) our garden is booming.
We have broken the rule of not allowing tomato plants to volunteer out of the compost. We killed most of them, but let a few stay in the ground and as you can see, they're growing pretty good. Hopefully, we aren't breeding the mutant-tomato-crop-killer volunteer plants...
|I should have planted more basil. I only have one square of basil and about 12 tomato plants.|
|Mild Anaheim Chilies|
|The grape tomato plants have taken over.|
|Brandon through this was a pepper plant. It may be a weed. We have NO CLUE what it is. If you know, tell us!|
|(Lt -Rt) grape tomatoes, tiny strawberries, rhubarb, asparagus|
This spring we added extra manure from the store, compost from home and new dirt to all of the gardens. Brandon pulled the weed barrier out from one of the squares. The only pests we've had so far are slugs. A bit of beer in a shallow dish draws them in to their beery death quite well.
We were a little late with our starts of cucumbers, eggplant, and zucchini so we really haven't seen much growing on those plants yet. I keep seeing blooms on the cucumbers and zucchini's but no squash. Maybe we have more pests then I know about.
I'm linking up to Sorta Crunchy's Green Resource.
Read my Hubby's new blog where he talks about gardening with our 4 year old in-tow.