Spring has been here for a while now and I've been meaning to come over here and type something snazie up but haven't been able to make the time...been busy and all that jazz! But...things are starting to grow in my garden so I thought I'd come and give an update.
This is year #2 for my square foot garden. I kept the same layout with just a few adjustements. Last year, I had the corn in two areas and they did ok but they affected the peas since they blocked out sunlight. So this year, they are all along the back fence. Hopefully that will help. Last year I had the back middle planted with potatoes and the left & right side growing carrots. Not a single carrot grew. The potatoes completely took over, blocked the sun and grew where the carrots would have. This year, it's strictly potatoes in the back and carrots in the front middle & right sides. They are blocked from the potatoes so I'm hoping they do well. I also have radishes mixed in with the carrots in the right side. Once I harvest the radishes, I plan on planting some more carrots. Where I have the onions now, I had strawberry plants. I dug those up and placed those in their own box. I have bush beans on the right side, along with pole beans and bush cucumbers. In a few weeks, I will plant some watermelon to see how those grow.
So far, the peas, onions and potatoes are doing well. I have to be careful though...every time I see the potato plants, I want to start digging just to see if anything is growing yet. Although patience is a virtue...it isn't one I've cultivated all that well! :o)
Yesterday, I planted everything else (corn, cucumbers, beans, carrots & radishes). Hopefully things grow well since I'll actually be here to harvest instead of having hubby do it.So there you have it...my garden! Yes, I know...I really need to cut the grass. Something I didn't think about when I placed the boxes and now I'm paying for it. It's extremely hard to get to!
I'll be back to update in a few weeks. Hopefully I'll have good stuff to report!