Saturday, May 22, 2010

Our Square Foot Garden

This is our second year of having a Square Foot Garden. I have always wanted to have a vegetable garden and have tried many times without much success. We live in Georgia and we have the classic Georgia red clay.

The Square Foot Garden did well last year, so we expanded the garden this year. We just started harvesting the cool weather crops this week.

Here you see part of our crop of English peas. We still have to pick from one of our larger beds (4' x 8'). We will definitely be shelling peas this weekend. We should be able to put quite a bit in the freezer.

The picture below shows some spring onions and lettuce. The lettuce is so tender. Its amazing how much better everything is when it is grown at home. Freshness definitely makes a difference!

We still have potatoes growing and more lettuce and onions. We planted over 30 tomato plants and about 10 pepper plants (a mixture of hot peppers and sweet bell peppers). I also just planted green beans this week, but they are not up yet. Once we finish picking all of the peas, we will take them out and plant more green beans, squash and cucumbers in those beds.

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Candi said...

Wow!!! You garden and veggies look wonderful! I'm so excited to find you. We live in Georgia too. When did you plant your peas and lettuces? I'm pretty sure I waited too long to plant them and have read they should be planted in February and October. What do you think?

The Princess said...

I love how your garden looks. The English peas look very tasty.

Alea said...

Your gardne looks fantastic! You are really harvesting a lot already.

Kim said...

Your garden looks great. I'm in the North Atlanta area and a raised bed is the only way to go. Unfortunately, I'm not having very good luck. I think that my bed is still to shady. I planted sugar snap peas. I picked them yesterday - I think there were 10.

I hope the tomatoes and peppers (in pots) do better!