I'm amazed at how much stuff one can cram into a square foot! I had no idea how much we'd be able to cram in those little beds. We probably would have been just fine with four beds but we did fill up all six. I think we were a little ambitious but square foot gardens are supposed to be pretty easy to care for so hopefully we'll be okay!
- 3 varieties of lettuce (Romaine, iceburg, and red leaf)
- lots of spinach (though it isn't looking too healthy....it was HOT the day I planted it)
- tomatoes (Tiny Tim and Scotia varieties)
- Herbs (sweet basil, spicy globe basil, rosemary, chives, marjoram, sage, feverfew, Italian parsley, frilly parsley, savory, bee balm, etc)
- Swiss chard
- sweet corn
- bean bush
- sweet peppers
All in all, we spent a little under 100 dollars for the plants (and were given a few leftovers from a friend and if we get a good turn out we'll easily make that back (plus we won't have to worry about our food being covered in pesticides). Some of the herbs and the strawberries should grow back again next year so we'll be able to enjoy then for years to come!
I'm a little terrified that certain plants (cucumbers, zukes, and strawberries) as going to take over the garden and I likely should have given them a box of their own. I honestly didn't have a clue what I was doing so I'll be happy with whatever we get. It will be a good learning experience.
If there are any others out there that have planted a square foot garden this year I would love to see them (share your link in the comments section) and hear how they progress over the summer.
I will keep you updated on ours as well!