Wowza! Take a look at the square foot garden. It’s growing like crazy.
I had absolutely no idea you could pack so many different vegetables into a 4×8 plot. The peas, carrots, radishes, strawberries, celery, onions, cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli, kale, bok choy, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, cucumbers, Swiss chard, beets, and lettuce are all doing great together.
Check out the kohlrabi. You can see the bulb starting to form and I think it looks really cool. Last year I grew these successfully for the first time and I think I may have harvested them too early.
So this year, I plan on letting them get a big as the palm of my hand. I saw some pretty huge ones at the Puyallup Fair last fall so I’m going for it. The packet I planted contained purple and green kohlrabi varieties and I’m hoping for a couple of purple ones. We’ll see.
Kale. Whop T Do.
Even though I’m not a big fan of this leafy green, it sure does grow well in the Pacific Northwest.
First radish harvest from the square foot garden. Yum!
The bok choy bolted here as well as in the pallet garden. I think I might have planted them a little too early, but I started another flat yesterday so we’ll try again. I can still use the leaves in a stir-fry or salad.
The green beans are breaking ground. Don’t they look like little aliens?
The lettuce should be ready to harvest by the end of the week.
Here is a view from 6 feet up. The sugar snap peas in the upper left corner are about 3 feet tall, the bare looking squares in the center are where the beans are breaking ground and in the front row of the square foot garden grid, there are cucumbers starts I transplanted last week.
Pretty neat-o if you ask me!
Are YOU square foot gardening this year? Have you been surprised with your results?
Read more about my adventures in Square Foot Gardening.
Are you thinking about putting together a Square foot garden? See the how I built a square foot garden grid HERE.
For more information, check out All New Square Foot Gardening. It is an amazon bestseller and the author, Mel Bartholomew is basically the king of square foot gardening.