My Square Foot Garden: May 16, 2010

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That means this post is around 8,000 words…

I found a teeny tiny cherry tomato today!

Topsy Turvy Cherry Tomato Plants

The onion patch also contains romaine, arugula, a tater plant my neighbor planted, parsley and cilantro. I think that’s all. I’ve been having arugula and cilantro in my salads and it makes them so good!

The Onion Patch

Here’s a closeup of the romaine plants that have some good-sized heads on them. I haven’t made a salad with it yet. It may be bitter because of the hot weather we’ve been having. I’ll be able to get it out earlier next year to ensure that it’s sweet. I told my neighbor he could use the outside leaves if he wanted but he hasn’t taken me up on it. I really wanted to see if they would grow this big and they did!

Romaine!

This is the neighbor’s tater plant. It’s impossible to hill it where it is but you’ll have to agree it’s beautiful.

Tater Plant

I’m being more conservative with my tomato plants this year. Last year was a disaster. I want TOMATOES this year. I have six plants and four different varieties. Cucumbers are at the far end. Basil is in the middle and dill is along the side.

Tomatoes, Basil, Dill, and Cucumbers

Anyone want a tree? This one came up in one of my first square foot boxes. My neighbor worked on increasing the depth by another 6″ today. The box was lacking the lower end when I took its picture.

Almost Done

This one is ready for the dirt (when I get the weeds out) and plants. I have arugula, more dill, cilantro and tomato plants that I started to put in these boxes.

Ready for More Dirt

There were a couple of volunteer romaine plants that I transplanted to the larger upper box.

Volunteer Romaine Transplants

That does it for the 8,000 words! Until next time, I’m signing off.

4 Responses to My Square Foot Garden: May 16, 2010

  1. Mary Jane May 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    Isn’t it exciting to see that first little tomato??

    • Tommie May 19, 2010 at 6:21 am #

      It sure is! And that one was about the size of a dot.

  2. Mary Jane May 25, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    After I got home I discovered that 2 of my tomato plants had disappeared, so I’ll get a couple more. There seems to be a ‘mater plant thief in the neighborhood!

    Thanks for the mangoes, tomatoes, and cucumber salad–it does taste like bread and butter pickles!

    • Tommie May 25, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

      I’m eating three mangoes while I compute. Wish I’d known about your plants. I have extra I could have given you. You’re welcome for the produce! And the cucumbers don’t have any vinegar near them but one of the girls at work commented that they smelled vinegary.

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