Square foot garden: what’s ready for harvest?

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The weather here has been strange. Hail and rain, sun, warmth, night frost, it’s hard to decide what to wear.

My garden isn’t happy either. Due to lack of sun the seedlings are growing very slowly. I know I should be patient and wait for warmer weather.

But being patient is one trait I’m missing. Gardening does help me to be more in the moment and relax but I would’ve liked to be able to show you some ready to eat produce.

My square foot garden is 120 x 120 cm, that means I have 16 squares.

 

Here’s what the squares look like:

 

square foot garden

Square 1: Fennel

Itty bitty fennel seedlings are coming up. I’ve never used fennel in the kitchen before so I was curious to grow it. The seedlings are small but look ok. They just need sun to grow.

 

 

square foot garden radishes

Square 2: Radishes

The radishes are coming a long nicely! They’re one of the most easiest produce to grow in the square foot garden. I can’t wait untill they are ready to harvest. Looking at this beautiful green foliage makes me happy.

 

 

square foot garden rocket

Square 3: Rocket

There’s a little bunch of seedlings sprouting from the soil. And a little radish as well. That happens when your toddler helps you sow 😉

 

 

square foot garden radish

Square 4: More radishes

Another square for radishes! I think it’s important to sow more ‘easy’ produce to keep the positivity flowing.

There’s no fun when your squares are empty. It’s also good to sow the same vegetable a few weeks after you’ve first sown them. This way you can spread your harvest and don’t end up having to eat radishes every day for a week.

 

 

square foot garden dille

Square 5: Dille

Wow, look at all those little seedlings! I haven’t dared to try a few leaves yet. it’s the first time I’ve sown dille but they are doing quite fine. The will taste awesome on some white fish once ready to harvest.

 

 

broccoli

Square 6: Spinach

The spinach plants will be ready to have there first harvest in a couple of weeks I think. You can just snip of a few of the bigger outer leaves of the plant for a salad or for some greens in your smoothie. This will actually stimulate the plant to grow more.

 

 

lettuce

Square 7: lettuce

Ooh I love the colors of my little lettuce seedlings. I think it’s Lolla Rosso lettuce. These are too small to try though. But the beautiful red hues look great in my garden.

 

 

garden

Square 8: not much to see here

There are some stray seeds from the neighbor square but unfortunately nothing has sprouted. I think I’ve made the mistake by planting the seeds to deep in the soil. Most of the tiny seeds need just a thin layer of soil to keep them covered and warm. But no worries I’ll just sow something else in this square and hope they will do better.

 

 

anise

Square 9: Anise

Awh look at these baby Anise seedlings! Anise is also a herb I never use in the garden. But if the seedlings do well I need to find some recipes so I can use some.

 

 

broccoli

Square 10: Broccoli

I think 4 Broccoli seedlings are too much for one square. But I’m going to wait just a few more days to snip off 2 or 3 seedlings. The leaves look fine but the stems are looking a bit wobbly.

 

 

rocket

Square 11: More rocket

Rocket’s also an easy herb to grow in your garden. They do well in lower temperatures and don’t mind being in a crowded square.

 

 

cress

Square 12: Cress

Logan and I had a taste of some Cress leaves and they are yummy. They are ready for harvest. There’s only enough for garnish on a sandwich but that’s ok.

 

 

onion

Square 13: Onion

Wow look at those long leaves. I’m afraid the soil this onion’s in is to shallow to produce proper baby onions. But I like to experiment and see how it goes.

 

 

rocket

Square 14: Rocket

I love the whimsical Rocket leaves. These look ready for harvesting! Again, just snip of some of the bigger leaves and the plant will keep on growing and producing more deliciousness.

 

 

patatoe

Square 15: Patato

I’ve transplanted the bigger Potato plants into a barrel so they have room to grow baby patatos. I got the idea from this awesome video I’ve found online.

There are a few swear words in it though…so heads up.

 

 

 

 

 

empty square

Square 16: nothing to see here

Alright 2 out of 16 squares, that’s not too bad is it?

I’ll resow this square and hope I can show it full with seedlings in my next update.

 

 

What are your experiences in your produce garden?

 

 

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The weather here has been strange. Hail and rain, sun, warmth, night frost, it’s hard to decide what to wear.

My garden isn’t happy either. Due to lack of sun the seedlings are growing very slowly. I know I should be patient and wait for warmer weather.

But being patient is one trait I’m missing. Gardening does help me to be more in the moment and relax but I would’ve liked to be able to show you some ready to eat produce.

My square foot garden is 120 x 120 cm, that means I have 16 squares.

 

Here’s what the squares look like:

 

square foot garden

Square 1: Fennel

Itty bitty fennel seedlings are coming up. I’ve never used fennel in the kitchen before so I was curious to grow it. The seedlings are small but look ok. They just need sun to grow.

 

 

square foot garden radishes

Square 2: Radishes

The radishes are coming a long nicely! They’re one of the most easiest produce to grow in the square foot garden. I can’t wait untill they are ready to harvest. Looking at this beautiful green foliage makes me happy.

 

 

square foot garden rocket

Square 3: Rocket

There’s a little bunch of seedlings sprouting from the soil. And a little radish as well. That happens when your toddler helps you sow 😉

 

 

square foot garden radish

Square 4: More radishes

Another square for radishes! I think it’s important to sow more ‘easy’ produce to keep the positivity flowing.

There’s no fun when your squares are empty. It’s also good to sow the same vegetable a few weeks after you’ve first sown them. This way you can spread your harvest and don’t end up having to eat radishes every day for a week.

 

 

square foot garden dille

Square 5: Dille

Wow, look at all those little seedlings! I haven’t dared to try a few leaves yet. it’s the first time I’ve sown dille but they are doing quite fine. The will taste awesome on some white fish once ready to harvest.

 

 

broccoli

Square 6: Spinach

The spinach plants will be ready to have there first harvest in a couple of weeks I think. You can just snip of a few of the bigger outer leaves of the plant for a salad or for some greens in your smoothie. This will actually stimulate the plant to grow more.

 

 

lettuce

Square 7: lettuce

Ooh I love the colors of my little lettuce seedlings. I think it’s Lolla Rosso lettuce. These are too small to try though. But the beautiful red hues look great in my garden.

 

 

garden

Square 8: not much to see here

There are some stray seeds from the neighbor square but unfortunately nothing has sprouted. I think I’ve made the mistake by planting the seeds to deep in the soil. Most of the tiny seeds need just a thin layer of soil to keep them covered and warm. But no worries I’ll just sow something else in this square and hope they will do better.

 

 

anise

Square 9: Anise

Awh look at these baby Anise seedlings! Anise is also a herb I never use in the garden. But if the seedlings do well I need to find some recipes so I can use some.

 

 

broccoli

Square 10: Broccoli

I think 4 Broccoli seedlings are too much for one square. But I’m going to wait just a few more days to snip off 2 or 3 seedlings. The leaves look fine but the stems are looking a bit wobbly.

 

 

rocket

Square 11: More rocket

Rocket’s also an easy herb to grow in your garden. They do well in lower temperatures and don’t mind being in a crowded square.

 

 

cress

Square 12: Cress

Logan and I had a taste of some Cress leaves and they are yummy. They are ready for harvest. There’s only enough for garnish on a sandwich but that’s ok.

 

 

onion

Square 13: Onion

Wow look at those long leaves. I’m afraid the soil this onion’s in is to shallow to produce proper baby onions. But I like to experiment and see how it goes.

 

 

rocket

Square 14: Rocket

I love the whimsical Rocket leaves. These look ready for harvesting! Again, just snip of some of the bigger leaves and the plant will keep on growing and producing more deliciousness.

 

 

patatoe

Square 15: Patato

I’ve transplanted the bigger Potato plants into a barrel so they have room to grow baby patatos. I got the idea from this awesome video I’ve found online.

There are a few swear words in it though…so heads up.

 

 

 

 

 

empty square

Square 16: nothing to see here

Alright 2 out of 16 squares, that’s not too bad is it?

I’ll resow this square and hope I can show it full with seedlings in my next update.

 

 

What are your experiences in your produce garden?[:]

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10 comments

  1. Zakiyah says:

    This looks so fun! I’m planning to start my little garden in a few weeks and I’m really nervous, but it doesn’t seem too hard now from looking at this.

  2. Sarah says:

    Thank you for sharing your square garden. I’ve never seen these before! It’s a cool concept.
    We started two raised bed gardens this year and are really excited about it, but we do have limited space. This looks like a great way to work around that.

    • MomMandy says:

      Thank you. The square foot garden was originally developed by Mell Bartholomew. I’m using a version from a young Dutch gardener (Jelle Medema) who gave his own spin to Mell’s method.

  3. Tanya @ Moms Small Victories says:

    This is my second year with a square foot garden. I doubled up this year on the spinach and lettuce since I eat a lot of salad for lunch. I also have strawberries, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, rosemary and oregano planted. I can’t wait to start harvesting some delicious veggies!

    Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you found some great posts to visit this week!

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