Sustainable Saturday - Suburban Gardening with Children: Reaping the Rewards of a Home Garden

As we are approaching the end of June, it's time for our Suburban Family Garden to start to have fresh, organic produce readily available for our family to eat each week.  We have already had some radishes, as they have a relatively short growing time.  Today, we picked fresh lettuce from the garden for either lunch of dinner today.  Yum!

One of the concepts outlined in Square Foot Gardening is that there is fresh produce available most of the time due to the small quantities (1 foot plots) of produce planted.  Now, it is time for us to start thinking more about succession planting as crops become ready to be picked so that we can continue to have a abundant harvest from our garden well into the fall months.  That's the plan anyways, we'll see how it goes!

Here is an update on our Suburban Family Garden utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method:

Above pictured is our raised garden bed fully planted.  Included in this 4 foot x 8 foot raised garden bed are:
  • Lettuce (harvested 6/17)
  • 4 Types of Peppers
  • Parsley
  • Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Green Beans (Pole)
  • Carrots
  • Radishes (harvested 6/13)
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes (Beefsteak &  Small Yellow)
  • Basil
  • Snap Peas 

Included in this 4 foot x 8 foot garden bed are:
  • Eggplant
  • Beans (Bush)
  • Beans (Pole)
  • Cucumbers

Included in this 4 foot x 8 foot garden bed are:
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Basil
  • Tomatoes (Beefsteak & Roma)

Included in this 4 foot x 8 foot garden bed are:
  • Cucumbers (2nd planting)
  • Lettuce (Continuous plantings)
  • Radishes (Continuous plantings)
  • Carrots (Continuous plantings)
  • Beans (Bush) (2nd planting)

    Read other posts in this Suburban Gardening with Children Series: 

    Sustainable Saturday - Rain Barrels 

    Sustainable Saturday - Storing Seeds 

    Sustainable Saturday - Raised Garden Beds 

    Sustainable Saturday - Planting from Seeds

    Sustainable Saturday - Square Foot Gardening

    Sustainable Saturday - Planning for our Garden 2011

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