Monday, June 1, 2015

Garden Update: 3 Sisters Garden & Square Foot Garden

Quick Update! Back in March I posted my garden plans using the 3 Sisters Method, as well as some square foot gardening. I thought I'd post some pictures so that you could see how it grows in, and also so that you could visualize how it all works out. To see the original post with the garden plans, go HERE.

Here's an update on how the 3 Sisters Garden comes together:


3 Sisters Garden
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I did end up supporting the corn with some garden stakes. We had a few days of heavy rain and wind, and it fell over. I am really enjoying the nasturtium this year. I've never grown it before. The leaves as well as the flowers are pretty. And then there's the fact that it does double duty keeping pests away.


Nasturtium at dusk after rain.
Here you can see the beans climbing up the corn...those 3 sisters!



Here's a view of one of my square foot garden beds:

Original garden plan found HERE.
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So far. so good! Everything is coming in nicely. We've already eaten a bunch of the lettuce. One night I wanted to make tacos, but had forgotten lettuce. Then I realized I had lettuce in the backyard. Perfect!


Here is how I train the cucumbers to grow vertically:
I also use twist ties left over from bread bags. Be careful not to break off the heads of the vines!

Pretty soon the cucumbers will be ready!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy gardening to you!

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