Thursday, September 22, 2011

The babies are up!

I'm like a proud momma with a newborn! My babies have popped their heads up and are growing! Of course, I'm talking about my baby plants in my new Square Foot Gardens! I currently have three 4 x 4 gardens. If all goes well, my son will be building more boxes this spring.

I have broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, rosemary, cilantro, cucumbers, sweet peas, bush beans, lettuce, green onions and some very beautiful mums. I still have some open spaces in my garden. I will be planting more broccoli, beans and lettuce in a few more weeks to spread out the harvest. This is all a new concept for me. I'm so used to planting everything at one time that having empty squares sorta is bothering me. I'll get over it. On a positive note, my dog has lost her appetite for the garden soil. I wish I could say how it happened, but unfortunately, I have no clue. I hope we don't have to go through this drama again in spring!

Bush Beans - Garden 1

My bellpepper, jalapeno, patio tomatoes, basil, oregano, rosemary and banana peppers are leftover from my spring garden. They have all found their second wind in the cooling temperatures. Some blessed rain has finally fallen!

Here is a peek at my babies. Keep in mind, they have a lot of growing to do.

sweet peas - Garden 3

Garden 1 - mums, lettuce, cilantro, bush beans, cauliflower, rosemary, cabbage, broccoli

Garden 2 - Broccoli, Cauliflower, lettuce, green onions, cabbage, tomato (cherry)


Garden 3 - with two lattices - green onions, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, sweet peas, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce.
OK - we figured out too late that two lattices probably wasn't a good idea (you can't reach the plants in the corner - duh). We will move one of the lattices to another box in the spring. Live and learn.

baby lettuce - Garden 1


Beautiful fall mums in my favorite flower color

baby cucumber plant - a work of art!



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