It’s been a fun spring/summer learning about square foot gardening. Things are really taking off now with the consistent warmer weather. We have had plenty of lettuce from the garden, a few strawberries and some basil.
We are excited about the upcoming harvest from our tomato plants, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, onions and garlic. I have taken notice of things to consider for next year. One thing – the cabbage plants get huge for a one square foot area and tend to grow over the carrot tops at this point. Thus, as you may see in the bottom pic, there is a cabbage plant transplanted to create more room and sun for the carrots.
I joke with friends who ask about the garden regarding the fact that the cabbage/broccoli plants were purchased from Conrad farms for about a $1.00/each as small sproutlings. If I’m not mistaken, you can go to your local produce department and purchase a head of broccoli or cabbage for about a $1.00. However, it is not nearly as fun and usually not organic.
It’s been a joy to watch our girls take ownership and learn from watching things sprout from the garden. I’ll try to see if I can capture some pics of the some of the produce as it becomes ready.
– Dr. Michael Lau
Natural Health & Chiropractic Center
6130 S Maplewood Ave #D, Tulsa, OK 74136