I just started doing square foot gardening a little while ago. Have always been a plant person (mostly bonsai) but never did veggies.
Well I went and build this thing, 4X4 6" tall, squared it off with string, put in 1/3 vermiculite, 1/3 sphagnum peat moss, 1/3 compost. I threw in some seeds and the thing just started growing like crazy. Holy! It doesn't even get the best light, or at least I didn't think it did. It's an experiment in progress.
Anyway here are my questions:
I planted some butternut squash seeds from a squash a bought, actually nothing coming up in that area, no sprouts at all. That was really just an experiment, so I won't be real disappointed if nothing happens but should I be seeing something by now? It has been about 3 weeks.
Chives - They sprouted rather quickly but now are pretty much just sitting there about an inch high and very thin. I would really like for these to grow. Spent $5.00 for chives at the grocery store. ugh! I've been putting in small amounts of compost but don't want to put to much in at a time because I don't want to smoosh the little guys.
Green beans - These sprouted in a few days and the sprouts were HUGE. Do I need some kind of cage for them, like a tomato cage?
Cherry tomatoes - Bought some plants and stuck them in. I am probably not getting as much as 6 hours of direct sunlight every day. The plants look fine as of now, but can I expect anything? Are cherry tomatoes as difficult as regular tomatoes?
Elephant garlic - I don't buy this stuff but my last roomate had left some in the cupboard. I thought and I separated the bulbs and planted them just the other day. Otherwise I don't know a thing about growing it. Anything I should know?
Everything else I planted is sprouting like mad, can't wait to dig in. Mesclun, brussel sprouts, some other kinds of lettuce...
All that and I still have 4 squares left....