|Peas, Cauliflower, Kale, Lettuce, and Tomato|
|Lettuce hiding among the cauliflower|
This is my fourth year using the square foot gardening method. It really is much easier than traditional gardening. I am amazed at the amount you can grow in such a small area. I have 4 beds like this one. Each growing something different.
|Garlic with a few weeds.|
When you use the mixture recommended you have very little weeding to do. I generally pick a few small weeds out of the beds every few days. I would recommend the square foot gardening method to anyone wanting to garden without all of the work.
|Peas ready to pick|
|Volunteer Heirloom Tomato Plant Growing among the strawberries|
|Volunteer onion growing among the strawberries|
|More Volunteer Heirloom Tomatoes|
|Cabbage, Broccoli, Onions, and Cucumbers|
|This is the only red cabbage. It was miss packaged.|
I love adding mint to iced tea. The mint bed was planted 4 years ago. The first year I grew a variety of lettuce plants and spinach along with the mint. Little did I know the mint would eventually take the area over. This bed has become the mint patch. It continues to come back each year and thrive with very little care
|Strawberries ready to be picked|
I have been getting a small handful of strawberries each day. I think I need another bed of strawberries. These plants were planted 3 and 4 years ago and continue to spread every year. They eventually took over the bed. The only thing growing with them are the volunteer plants.
This was a cheaper version for a raised bed. I found it on clearance for $10 which was much less expensive than the price of lumber to build another bed. It's harder to use the square foot method so I chose to designate the entire bed to one crop.
|I love looking out my window to see everything so GREEN! Reminds me of Kermit the Frog, from the Muppets.|