Last year, I became inspired to finally plant a garden. I loved the square foot gardening idea- it seemed to simplify it a little, which is what I need for my brown thumb. So, I started with just one 4X4 garden. I quickly learned just how much I had to learn. Last year, this same week, this is how my garden looked:
I didn't realize UNTIL I was planting all of the seeds, that it was really later than it should be for some. I didn't know until then that tomatoes and peppers were supposed to be started inside in early spring and then transplanted; or that lettuce seeds are supposed to planted outside in early spring. But, I started it all from seed then anyway, figuring I would try. Though not perfect, it turned out decent enough for a flawed first attempt. We did get a few tomatoes- though not until September. We never did get any peppers, and only a few green beens (before bugs ate them and I didn't know how to prevent it then). But, we did get several cucumbers, good parsley and a couple heads of lettuce.
So, this year, I took what I learned last year and am trying again with hopes it will be better. I am still sticking with one garden this year, but if it goes well, I will likely add another next year with more veggie variety. Here is my garden as of last night:
If all goes well, in a few months, we will have (from left to right, top to bottom): tomatoes, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, corn, beans, green peppers, green peppers, corn, beans, beans, cucumbers, parsley (grew back from last year!), romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, and cucumbers! Looking a little more promising this year, so I am excited! Wish me luck!
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