Square Foot Garden 2011

Here are the photos of the new garden for 2011
We started in Feb. planting seeds inside, got all the seeds from the Seed Savers Exchange (Daruis and Nicole gave us a gift certificate). So the seeds are all heritage type plants. Love it.
Got the boxes ready with new compost added to the old boxes and new boxes built and soil added to them. Tommy has also been buying pavers to surround the boxes, next year we well get it all levels out and done right, but for now its working. Have just a few more left to buy
Made one of the new boxes 8x2 instead of the 4x4 of the others and it is also 8 foot deep instead of 6. This is the one we planted all of the root crops in( onions, carrots, radishes, turnips, leeks), so we will have to see how it does.

  By the end of March we had just about everything planted or transplanted into the boxes. The shade cloth is on to protect the small plants. All the boxes are in the front of the house because that gets the most sun(seems like a strange place for a garden).

We have planted Tomatoes (5 different kinds), green peppers,cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, sugar peas, summer squash, zucchini, basil, thyme, fennel, carrots, radishes, turnips, leeks, 3 different kinds of onions, strawberries, and marigolds by the tomatoes. So hopefully we will get a load of vegetables this year. Oh, sorry forgot, planted corn, lettuce(3kinds) and spinach also. Told you we went crazy with the seed catalog.

I have also been working on the front flower beds, got all the dirt in, still have more edging bricks to buy, the pansy were planted last fall and are still going strong so they are staying for now, just got done plant the petunias yesterday. The gladiolus we got from Bridge City(from Miles house) along with some daffodils, and iris from Sandy property. Got a rose from the old house also, its on the back deck.

Here are some pictures of the lettuce that we have been enjoying for dinner just about every night, It really makes a difference when it is this fresh.
Thats all for now, I will updated as the garden grows and we get more produce out of it.(can't wait)
If you have any questions about square foot gardening just let me know, it seems to be working for us.