May 8, 2011

Square Foot Garden: Four Weeks

Happy Dog Mom's Day to All of Our Pup Friends!

Through bad weather, a cold spell and bugs, our garden is looking pretty good.  We bought some red pepper, garlic juice to spray on the garden to keep it organic, we're trying to stay away from pesticides.  I think it's working, we've seen a drastic decrease in the amount of cucumber beetles.  They don't like it and the word needs to get around.  Last weekend we smashed ~30 of those beetles in a single visit, now after a few days of applying the solution it's not uncommon to go out and see 0-1 of them around.

We had our first harvest last night, several sprigs of mint for mojitos, it wasn't much but it was something and tasted great!
If we don't get anything else out of the garden, those may be the most expensive mojitos ever made :)

Everything is still growing pretty well, I still don't have a clue how or when to harvest the stuff that grows below ground (onion, carrots and esp the potatoes) but I figure I'll research that soon. 

How much longer am I going to have to wait to eat something else from the garden?

Introducing... our first tomato!

In order to ward off any new bugs we introduced a scare-Domo to the garden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domo_(NHK))


Sniper Lucie in position, standing by.


10 Treats:

Clive said...

The garden is really coming on - its great to see the change from week to week. Murray's Mom loves mojitos so she was very impressed with the mint harvest!

Hope the bugs continue to stand away!

take care
Clive and Murray

Kari in WeHo said...

Can we come over for mojitos?

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Wyatt said...

You are off to A GREAT START! It has been so cold and wet here, we have a few things popping up, but not like you!

Wyatt

Sam said...

How exciting! Anything you grow yourself tastes 10X better!

Sam

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Wow, your garden is going great guns!! We are still so cold it's too early to plant still. Have a great week.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD and HOotie

Amber-Mae said...

DANG those plants grew really fast in just 1 month! How exciting to see the 1st tomato growing on it.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We don't even have our tomato plants in the ground yet and you have your first baby tomato!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Bailey said...

We have some great reference books that have pictures. They have made it so helpful. My suggestion is preview a few at the library before buying. There is lots of Internet info, but somtimes it is so nice just to be able to grab the book and open it for the info you need.

the 5 Bs said...

wow. your garden looks great. we don't know much about gardening, but we did hear that a little bit of soapy water sprayed on the plants will discourage bugs.

woofs

Sagira said...

I can't get over how fast the stuff grew.

Love the sniper photo...I had to really look. :)

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