Square Foot Garden: Year 1

It’s been a good year with our first garden. I thought I’d show you the various stages once again.

Winter & building the boxes.

winter-gardenSpring & getting the fence up. There are SO MANY deer.


First plants coming up.



Squash plant.


Bush beans and herbs.


Tomatoes are getting tall.

organic produce garden

Even taller — holy tomatoes, Batman!

tomatoes sft

After getting the fence up, the final project for the garden area this year was adding some crushed stone over weed-fabric. Hopefully, it will continue to keep the weeds down. The tomatoes are winding down and the beans and squash are long finished.

We learned a lot this year and there are some things I’ll do differently. I’m also eager to try some new varieties of plants. We’re even talking about expanding the garden area and creating a plot on the other side of the detached garage. We’re thinking about trying our luck with corn and maybe some pumpkins over there.

Overall, this was a great experience and one we’re eager to continue. Look for updates on our continuing gardening adventures.

How did your garden grow this year?


  1. WOW! I can’ believe the size of those tomato plants. It looks like they are 6 feet tall!
    .-= David´s last blog ..shearerd: : How did I pump 13.584 gallons of gas into my 13.2 gallon tank????! =-.

  2. @ David — They’re actually more than 6 feet tall. I’m not sure how that happened. I need to add a picture of my husband standing next to them.


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