27 Spaces To Go

June 1, 2007

I’ve put in every plant that I want in my square foot vegetable garden and I have 27 empty spaces left. Here’s the layout:

(Click to see a larger picture)

The two big gray areas are the walkways. I still have four types of carrots, spinach, turnip and some herbs to plant.

Here’s a pic of the left side:

The middle part:

And the right side:

I also have a lot of plants left over that I’ll be giving away at a plant swap this weekend. These include:

  • 6 Suyo Long cucumber *
  • 1 Black Beauty zucchini *
  • 1 Sensation zucchini
  • 3 Butternut squash
  • 4 Caribbean Red pepper
  • 4 Long Red Cayenne pepper
  • 4 Amish Paste tomatoes *
  • 3 Chadwick’s Cherry tomatoes *
  • 1 Gardener’s Delight tomato *
  • 6 Pomme d’Amour tomatoes *
  • 1 mystery tomato (label came off, who knows!)
  • 3 Mr. Stripey tomatoes *
  • 1 Big Beef tomato
  • 2 Juliet tomatoes
  • a whack-load of lettuce

* heirloom varieties

When I first started planting vegetables by seed, I had no idea that it would be so successful. I planted 10 of each variety and crossed my fingers. Next year I will definitely cut back on the number of seeds I start so that I don’t end up with so many extras.


4 Responses to “27 Spaces To Go”

  1. This looks like so much fun! I’ll be watching the progress of your plants – I can’t imagine growing squash in one square foot! I may try this next year, makes my rows look sooooo boring!

  2. Kathy Says:

    Hi Jackie,

    Yes, one square foot for squash seems really tiny. I put it in the back right corner so that if I’m unsuccessful in trellising it I can always let it scramble over the side and onto the grass.


  3. Catherine Says:

    Have you grown the Suyo Long cukes before? I found an old, old packet of seed in my bin and can’t read how long the vines grow.

  4. I planted way too many seedlings last season too. I gave a lot away, but had to just let some die. This year, I planted way less and it’s worked out. I still had a few extras left over for the neighbours.

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