Welcome to my garden

Overhead viewOverhead Closer UpFrom the cornerPeeking between tomatoesGround level

The picture in my first blog post from July 5th, was from mid June. Here are some updated shots from this morning.

This garden is a little different than gardens I’ve had in the past.  I moved unexpectedly so found myself planting a lot of things later than I normally would.  Most square foot gardens utilize raised beds, but its not necessary.  At my new spot, the backyard once had a pool that had been filled in. Because I was limited on time, coupled with the fact that I’m growing in a gopher-proof pool, it made for an easy decision to make this square foot garden directly in the ground.

The wooden boxes flanking the garden may look like raised beds, but they’re actually a facade.  I prefer to grow my peppers and tomatoes in pots, but I find standard nursery pots to be ugly.  I constructed some easily broken-down wooden boxes to conceal the pots and filled the gaps with mulch making for an attractive solution. I’ll detail those in a future blog post

What I’m growing:

Waltham broccoli
Copenhagen Market Early cabbage

Beets (Tall Top Early Wonder)
Radishes (French Breakfast)
Rainbow carrot mix
Scarlet Nantes carrots

Celery
Swiss chard
Bloomsdale spinach
Long Standing spinach
Extra Dwarf pak choy
Redbor Kale
Vates Kale

Arugula (Roquette)
Bibb lettuce
Black Seeded Simpson lettuce
Green Star lettuce
Jericho romaine lettuce
Kagraner Sommer bibb lettuce
Nevada lettuce
Red Sails settuce
Slobolt lettuce

Leeks (American Flag)
Green Onions (White Lisbon)

Acorn Squash
Ambrosia Cantaloupe
Blue Lake pole bean
Early Butternut Squash
English cucumber
Golden Squash
Green Zucchini
Honeydew
Sangria Watermelon
Yellow Crookneck Squash

Herbs
Cilantro
Dill
Greek Oregano
Italian Oregano
Italian Parsley
Italian Basil
Marjoram
Mint
Rosemary
Sage
Tarragon
Thai Basil
Thyme

Peppers
Arbol
Cayenne
Guajillo
Habanero
Italian Sweet Long Pepper
Jalapeno
Marconi Rosso
Mini Red Bell
Mini Yellow Bell
New Mexico Chile Pepper
Ortega Chile Pepper
Pasilla
Peruvian Purple
Poblano
Shishito

Tomatoes
Anna Russian
Cherokee Purple
Dwarf Beryl Beauty
Iditarod Red
Jet Star
Neves Azorean Red
Opalka
Rosella Purple
Sleeping Lady
Sungold
Tazmanian Chocolate
Tiny Tim

Lots of stuff for sure. I can guarantee you that not everything will not work out perfectly. Stay tuned for a future blog post detailing my summer lettuce bolt-resistance trials.