Square Foot Garden July 2010 Snapshot

Square Foot Garden July 2010

This is all about to change as we get ready to plant some of the autumn and winter plants, in particular winter onions, some more peas and broad beans.  In the meantime, we have the tomatoes attempting to invade squares.  The onions which we planted quite late are probably as large as they are going to get so I will give them until their leaves die down more and then we will have either small onions or large spring onions!  Speaking of which, we have three squares of spring onions and none of them have done too well and still have a long way to go.  Various salad and raddish squares have bolted and need to be pulled up.  We don’t eat a lot of salad leaves and so I will not plant any more this year and I think for next I will plant a lot less.   The sweetcorn is large but I have yet to notice any corn growing inside any of them, but we shall see.

The beans are all great and the courgette plants (one in four squares here plus another one behind the sweetcorn in a pot) are doing very well.  I need to dilute some water with liquid worm feed which last year really did make the courgettes grow.

We have had no rain for nearly two months now even though other parts of the country have been flooded.  Infact at work just 17 miles away we had a good hour’s worth of really strong rain and yet not a drop back home.  The grass is a brown colour and I think the whole salad/raddish bolting was caused when we went away for a weekend and were unable to water the squares.  Before we left I soaked them and I think that was really a bad move, whoops.

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  1. Our radishes and lettuces bolted, too. I replanted the Japanese daikon radishes, but gave up on the conventional red ones.

    You likely won’t see any signs of corn until you get tassels on the top. The tassels will open up with little bits of dangly pollen. Around that time, you’ll also see the beginnings of corn silk lower down on the plant. Give your corn a good shake to get that pollen onto those silks. Each one is attached to a corn kernel. Once each silk turns brown and the cob feels firm, you’ll have you first corn!

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