I wanted to show the growth of a square foot garden over the course of a season. It is hard to visualize what a garden will look like when the plants are fully mature at the time the garden is first planted. What seems spacious at the beginning can get cramped by the end of the season.
Square Foot Garden Photo Essay
I used the following parameters for this photo project.
- Take a photo of the entire garden once a week during the growing season.
- Take the photo on the same day and time each week.
- Take the photo from the same place and camera angle each time.
I didn’t always succeed in meeting these parameters mainly because I forgot to take the picture on a given week. However, I think there are enough photographs to meet the original goal.
I have used numbers to explain what will be growing where. 1) Early in the season the tomatoes and peppers are the tallest plants in the garden because they were started indoors and transplanted. 2) This is the asparagus bed. 3) This bed will contain bush beans, herbs, radishes and watermelons. 4) This area will grow Mongolian Giant Sunflowers. 5) This grow box will have bush beans and pickling cucumbers. 6) This bed will have pickling cucumbers, watermelons, nasturtiums and zinnias. 7) Strawberry in a container.
- Why mulch paths between raised garden beds.
- Using vertical space with a trellis in a square foot garden.
- A tomato trellis that won’t fall down.
- How big are Mongolian Giant Sunflowers?
- How tall is a Mongolian Giant Sunflower?
- Gardening Lessons Learned 2012
Were you surprised to see how the garden filled in over the course of the growing season? Let me know in the comments below.