Square Foot Gardening Update

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 2, 2010


Other than the occasional tomato and green bean harvest, there’s not much happening in my garden.  The fall plants are kaput. Apparently the chipmunks and squirrels thought the sprouts looked like salad and enjoyed them all for lunch!

My rosemary and lasagna pot are also still going strong.  I sense some rosemary fall meals on the horizon.

Kinda boring, but it is nearing the end of the growing season.

And just a reminder, next week’s Grow. Eat. $ave. post will be about Eggplants.

In the meantime, feel free to link up your garden updates!

If you’d like to learn more about Square Foot Gardening over the winter and give it a try next year, please check out the Square Foot Gardening books by Mel Bartholemew.

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Heather October 2, 2010 at 8:35 am

We have squash, but I’m really wishing we had some pumpkins right now….in fact, here’s the pumpkin muffin recipe I’m dreaming of!

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Sara @ ThrivingMama October 2, 2010 at 9:56 am

My garden’s winding down too – but my pumpkins and butternut squash made it :)

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Christina @ Northern Cheapskate October 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm

It’s really starting to get cool here in Minnesota… so the garden is pretty much done.

This is my FIRST EVER veggie garden and I’m pretty proud of what I was able to do as a complete newbie!

http://www.northerncheapskate.com/2010/09/season-finale-reflections-on-my-first-garden/

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Karen @ Abundance on a Dime October 2, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I’ve been on frost-watch all week here in Southern Ontario – trying to leave my tomatoes and peppers on the plant as long as possible without them getting ruined! They were predicting frost tonight earlier this week, but now it looks like the frost will hold off for another week or so. I pulled all my tomatoes today and need to get the last bit of green beans picked (it started raining before I got a chance today). I might have to tuck my pepper plants in for the night with some blankets – still waiting for them to finish turning red (most of them are about halfway there).

My fall planting of greens got mostly taken down by critters, too. I covered what was left with agricultural cloth to protect from both the critters and the cold, and I think I may manage to at least salvage some arugula!

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Katie October 2, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I haven’t figured out how to garden here in Arizona and didn’t get much off my plants. I have yet to get a tomato, although both plants grew tall and have had lots of blossoms. I think it’s been too hot at night for them.

I got a good deal with my butternut squashes though. I planted them as an afterthought as I was preparing some for dinner one night during planting season. I just went outside and popped some seeds from dinner’s squash into a cup of soil. I got a total of five squash off two plants and was happy with that. Then I noticed they are going for a second crop! I have five more and since we won’t have frost for quite awhile, I think I might get that second crop. :-)

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Amy October 3, 2010 at 9:43 am

Heather,

You can substitute butternut squash for pumpkin, I’m sure you could do the same with other winter squashes.

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