Thursday, May 27, 2010

First Harvest

Our square foot garden is doing quite well.  We actually had been kind of ignoring it for a couple of weeks because it was so rainy, but after a few days of hot and sunny this week, we went down to check it out last night.

Early April...I think there are a couple of things planted based on the tongue depressor markers.


Craig started the cauliflower from seed back in February.

I forget what Craig is going to plant in the empty boxes, but he's planning to do some work on it this weekend, including building a trellis for the snap peas.  You can see that the garden is virtually weed free, even though we have done absolutely no weeding.  That was one of the stated advantages of square foot gardening, and it appears to be true.

Last night I harvested a few of the outer swiss chard leaves.

Then I chopped them up and quickly sauteed them in a little olive oil and added a dash of sea salt.  Pinkerbelle and I thought it was delish!


Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a cute little garden! It looks super healthy too.

Lucy Marie said...

Wow! It's doing so great. I love swiss chard - I cannot wait for mine to come up.

FrouFrouBritches said...

YEA! I'm so super impressed!!! I've never had swiss chard. What does it taste like? My squash is blooming and I can't WAIT to pick some! I'm sooo excited!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Looks delish to me! :) I LOVE the idea of not weeding. ;) ;)