I have square foot gardens. One is 4 ft x 4 ft. The other is 2.5 ft x 3 ft. Both have wire cages that keep critters out. This spring, I hope to build at least one more 4 x 4 box, without a cage. I will use my current 4 x 4 cage whenever I start seeds and don’t want critters digging, as well as when I am close to harvest and don’t want critters getting at my veggies.
In the 4 x 4 box above, I transplanted some romaine lettuce that has finally started acting a little livelier. I had a few squares with lettuce scattered about in them, because I had planted the seeds around potato plants, so I moved the seedlings to four corners of seven squares. Some corners have 2 seedlings, but I can always move them when they get a bit heartier.
This is my 2 x 3 box. The bottom square has strawberries. I now have my oregano and rosemary in the same square. The oregano is planted in a pot. I transplanted the rosemary from a different square this morning. These two herbs are the only ones that have survived our winter.
In the upper 3 squares, I have planted carrot seeds. I have not had success with carrots in these boxes before, but I am optimistic that this will be a good gardening year.
Over the next several weeks, I hope to plant potatoes, onions, and other veggies. I have a few potatoes with sprouts, so I hope to plant an entire 4 x 4 box (16 squares) with them.