Monday, July 4, 2011

This is Why I'm a Square Foot Gardening Evangelist!

Those of you who are completely uninterested in gardening are going to have to excuse me because I have more garden photos to share. When you have had a few years of gardening disappointment, you really appreciate a flourishing garden. These (woefully smudged) photos were taken in late June. We garden in zone 5.

The corn is growing up into its support

I find pumpkins to be a fascinating plant. You can almost see it grow right before your eyes.

It didn't take long for the pumpkin to sprint up the trellis.

Baby pumpkin

Our tomato and pepper plants are getting so tall and extremely bushy. They are setting fruit like crazy. I can't wait for those first ripe tomatoes!

Peppers in the foreground, Brandywine tomato in the rear.

The potatoes want to take over the world. You can see a bit of the green beans
 in the foreground. That bug repellent really works!

The blackberries are slowly turning pink.

"Triple Crown" blackberries

Now that you have seen our garden this year, take a look at these photos I took on June 26, 2010.

Our first square foot box of beans; cucumber, canteloupe, and watermelon hills; peppers, and tomatoes.

The most pitiful stand of corn in the Midwest. Our blackberries are tiny, too.

Same climate, same gardeners, many of the same varieties of plants. I'd say square foot gardening has made a remarkable difference, wouldn't you?

How is your garden doing? Any successes or failures to report?


  1. You have a nice garden and a beautiful piece of property. I square foot garden down in Georgia, but don't have near the setup as you. I look forward to following your blog.

  2. Hello, I am new to your blog and also new to prepping. I hope to follow your blog. I do have a couple of suggestions. Try asparagus due to being a perennial and rhubarb also. Check out global buckets also. I had good success with that strategy. Thank you.