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Square Foot Garden 2015

It’s been a few weeks since we actually planted the garden and I’ve been, over all, very happy with it. One thing does upset me though, and that is that some of our seeds didn’t take. I find this quite disturbing considering they came from the same packets and they were new seeds. We didn’t use left over seeds from last year.

In last year’s garden we only planted one square foot of green beans, one square foot of peas and one square foot of carrots. We didn’t really have very good luck with the peas last year, so this year I planted more peas hoping we would have enough to freeze and have them at least a couple of times this coming winter. Unfortunately, my thumbs don’t seem to be green enough to grow very many peas. We do have more than last year but really they just aren’t doing very good again.

I’m beginning to believe there is more science to growing a square foot garden than just planting seeds and watering them. Actually, I know there is a lot of science that goes into gardening.

I planned the garden out a little differently this year, considering last year’s garden and what worked well and what didn’t, and I came up with this.

P1010338 We planted more green beans, peas, carrots, lettuce and added kale and beets to this years garden. We still planted some radish, bell peppers, jalapeno and the usual herbs like parsley, cilantro, thyme, oregano and even some onions and leeks. I didn’t plant as many tomato plants this year because they just seem to take over the other half of the garden last year, even with trimming them.

P1010335 P1010337 We had the garden covered with a tarp over the winter, held down with some bricks. After uncovering it we raked through the dirt to fluff it up, and added a couple more bags of organic dirt to lift it up a bit and add fresh nutrients.

P1010336 Most of the herbs are already potted. I like potted herbs, rather than seeds just because we can start using them sooner. Waiting for seedlings to produce grown herbs can take a little longer than what I’m willing to wait and we can get a good supply of organic herbs from our local nursery.

P1010339 P1010340 Ahhh, the garden looks so nice and neat (for now). I love these little copper tags. I used them last year and they’re in perfect shape still.

P1010341 This year I planted some additional herbs in these pots, Rosemary, chives and Lemon Verbena (I absolutely LOVE lemon verbena).

I’ll write a post to update you in the next week.

Happy gardening~Bam

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I'm a wife and Mom. I love baking, crafting, scrap booking, and reading for fun. I work full-time outside of the home and I have one adult son who has high functioning Autism. My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and I still love him as much today as I did the day we were married.

5 thoughts on “Square Foot Garden 2015

  1. I am also doing terrace gardening, and I am a beginner. Why do you use organic soil out of a bag? You could have composted your kitchen waste over the winter to improve the soil. Planted winter greens to increase nitrogen.

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      1. Sure I understand. I just started doing my first compost from kitchen waste and my balcony is covered in fruit flies and flies of all sorts. I am pretty much an idiot beginner and maybe that’s why. I enjoyed reading your blog. All the best. Looking forward to future posts.

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