Square Foot Gardening Update #4

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 12, 2009

This past week I harvested more spinach, parsley, and a few basil leaves to make the Rice with Garden Greens. 

I also picked a few lettuce leaves and made our first garden salad.

Tossed diced green pepper, carrot and balsamic vinaigrette…Fabulous!

My first tomato is getting a little bigger…And there are quite a few more tomatoes popping up on each of the 4 tomato plants.

Several tiny little yellow summer squash have emerged from my “grown from seed” squash plants.  I have them in another small area in the ground.

And several cherry tomato bunches have started popping out as well! 

I just liked the way the morning dew clings to the edges of the squash leaves!

Several of you asked about my mint plant.  Yes, it is in a clay pot and has nearly taken over the pot.  I have NO plans to put it into the ground and let it take over!  Thanks for the suggestions!

Thank you all so much for the great advice on my little bean beetle problem!  We’re trying the dish soap…as I have that on hand!  Will keep you posted!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

HaleyD June 12, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Looks delicious! I wish I had planted lettuce this year.


Erica June 12, 2009 at 7:33 pm

If you plant an invasive plant in one of those big white containers that restaurants get food in… I wish I could be more specific, but I have no idea what comes in them…and cut off the bottom, it will contain the seeding and growth. That is if you desire to plant outside the pot! :)


Julie @Kingdom Klipper June 12, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Isn’t that the best…to go out and pick your salad fresh? I can’t wait to get my first tomato. I saw you in the Middletown paper. My mom lives there and thought I would like the article as I am a frugal blogger as well. Loved all the great comments and love your blog!


Alea June 12, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Everything looks wonderful; you have incredible close ups of your vegetables!


paula June 13, 2009 at 11:16 am

I have a confession to make…I planted a garden this year…I got tons of lettuce so far and it has all gone to waste. I feel so bad. I ended up having to sign up for 5 summer classes and working 32 hours a week. I picked it twice but was never able to make a dinner because I am never home and the rest of the family did not make anything with it. I feel so wasteful.


Teri June 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Erin – if you get a chance, come check out my most recent post on my blog. I wrote about how I made 3+ meals out of one chicken! You would be so proud!! :)


Barb June 14, 2009 at 9:54 am

What a yummy looking salad. I can’t wait to eat some of the veggies out of our garden. Homegrown always tastes so much better.


Andrea @ Mommy Snacks.net June 15, 2009 at 3:21 pm

I just reminded Paul (again…) that I need my garden in! Not sure if it’s too late at this point. But, these pics make me really want my own stuff. Great pictures too!


Jessie June 15, 2009 at 6:07 pm

I have branched out to planting fresh herbs this year. I had never before had a permanent garden spot where I could dedicate space to perennial foods but I’m excited to use them! :)
Jessie at Blog Schmog


Kara June 16, 2009 at 8:24 pm

I have had so much fun with my veggie garden this year! Since I am in Zone 10b (South Florida) my growing season is actually almost over. We have to wait until the Fall to start again once the heat has passed. I hope your garden brings you as much pleasure, and saves you as much money at the grocery store, as mine has! Please come by and see my garden blog!


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