How does your garden grow?

So I started planting my garden today.

I have two 4′ x 4′ square raised garden beds. Each of them is divided into 16 squares of 1 square foot each. The idea is to plant a different item in each square foot.


I planted two (2) square feet of lettuce. Lettuce seeds are very tiny, so they are kind of a pain to plant. Here are some.


I put four plants in each square, so I put in eight plants so far. I will plant two more square feet in a couple of weeks. Lettuce is a cool weather plant, and is frost hardy. Last year I started them a little too late. I hope this year to improve my harvest a little.

Here is a picture of my lettuce field. It doesn’t look like much right now, but check it out again in 7 – 10 days. We should have little baby lettuce plants by then.

9 Replies to “How does your garden grow?”

  1. I didn’t know you had such a green thumb. Every year Ben and I grow tomatoes and green peppers. He loves to plant, but not weed–although he will.

    You just keep those domestic skills finely tuned because I’ve told some very influential people about your freezer jam. I can’t wait!!!!

  2. I love this idea. When I think of gardening I think of a huge garden with a whole lot of watering and a bunch of weeds to pick etc. but I think I could actually do one this size.

  3. Kathryn,
    Let me know if you want some pointers on making this kind of garden. I just did it for the first time last year, and now I’m helping Marlene with the same thing this year. I am almost a professional!

  4. Ohhh! We need you to teach a class on gardening for enrichment. I just told Zane TODAY that we needed to get our garden situated. We make an awesome garden every other year and the years that we can’t get ourselves together results in just a few tomato plants. Love the garden!

  5. Noelle, I like that you’re on a “professional” level and all, but does that mean we have to pay you for your talents??? Ha,ha. You know I can’t afford the help I require!!

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