Apr 24, 2011

Square Foot Garden: Two Weeks

Happy Easter!

Our garden has had a great week!
All seedlings have made at least one appearance.  We added additional fencing to the bean squares for support and vertical growth, hopefully it doesn't get too thick to block the sun for tomato plant #2.  If that happens I'll sacrifice the beans for the tomatoes but I'll cross that bridge if I come to it.  Those tomato plants are ~3X the size in 2 weeks, crazy growth and they have several flowers/buds for potential fruit.

Right here we have watermelon, one onion and one wiener.

Showing off my awesome bean stalk climbing skills.  You may have noticed the brown powder here and there.  We observed a couple of ants in the garden, and since some people say its no biggie and some say to be concerned we decided to err on the side of caution and do something to make it inhospitable to them.  Since we'd like to stay away from pesticides we went with cinnamon.  I was surprised too but it seems that certain insects dislike strong smells associated with certain spices (mint, hot peppers etc).  We'll see how it goes but even if it doesn't work, it makes the garden smell great.

Princess Lucie monitoring the work from her throne above the garden.
"Carry on peasants, your work pleases me."


Check out these potato plants! (strawberrys with a dusting of cinnamon)


The pups got to try the first strawberry.


Hailey tested the mint.


Gardening is hard work.






10 Treats:

Sagira said...

Aww..I love all the new pics and the video. Little Hailey will try anything huh? hehe.

Happy Easter to all of you. :)

Roan said...

The videos are such fun. I don't think Willie would eat a mint leaf, but then I've never offered one. Your garden is looking good. Happy Easter!

Sam said...

Let us know how the cinammon works. Maybe I can tell my Mom to quit poisoning the heck out of her yard so that I can let the boys run there...

Sam

Maggie and Mitch said...

We never thought to use cinnamon before. Your garden sure is looking great!
Happy Easter to all of you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Kari in WeHo said...

The plants are coming along well!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Great photos and video - and your garden is doing so very well. Mom wishes she had a green thumb - she would love some fresh tomatoes.

Easter Blessings to all.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

F. Klamer said...

An unexpected benefit of the cinnamon so far is that the dogs don't seem to like it much either. They were sniffing around it but after I offered up a taste they weren't interested anymore. At all.

Lean said...

I see you are having a great easter all tree.
byebye,Lean

Amber-Mae said...

OH wow they are really thriving aren't they?

Ludo van Doggy said...

Happy Easter! The garden be looking great, and yummy!!

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