Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our little Square foot garden boxes

Do you remember that our plants were frosted twice earlier this month? Today was record setting heat of 93 degrees. Ugh, from freezing to this, quite the extremes. You will have to enlarge the photos by clicking on them to see the garden boxes.

Our little gardens are coming along. The beans, peas, onions and some leaf lettuce are from seed. We learned that the compost we used is too acidic so we added lime this week and the plants seem to be doing much better. ( I had guessed that but we had to consult multiple sources to be sure ). We fertilized the tomatoes. Later we this week we will fertilize everything else. I hope we see nice results. Our peppers are just not well, I anticipate that the lime will help.

We usually have a short growing season, so hopefully the plants will catch up over the next two weeks.


Brenda said...

I LOVE your square foot gardens!!! I am doing this next year - this year I am making compost and going to be building the boxes and getting the area ready - plus get the supplies needed to make the soil..... I can't do it this year, but I am going to be ready for the next!!
I love it!! May this one just grow and grow and grow!!!! No more problems!! have a great gardening season - this year all my plants are in pots out front. And they are doing good now that I am no longer dragging all the pots into the house!! Have fun!!

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Micki said...

I love your gardens. I will have to try to make mini ones like that.Have fun with it all!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

I completely understand your frustrations. You can't put out your plants too early and you sure don't want to wait until it's too late. I didn't get my peppers out soon enough this year, but at least my tomatoes are going gangbusters.
Have a great weekend.