It's harvest time, more or less, and I have to say I'm pleased with the overall performance of my little square-foot garden. This being the first year, there's definitely tweaks and changes I'll make, but overall, I got good veggie bang for the buck.
Zucchini. Not overly fond of the stuff to begin with, and the single seed I planted used up so much real-estate and gave me so many squashes that I was filled with despair. Not a bad outcome for someone who actually likes the stuff, granted. Don't ask me why I planted it.
Marigolds. Planted as a pest deterrent, these cheerful blooms often crowded out the actual veggies they were intended to protect.
Peppers: Three plants, two tiny little peppers all season, only one of which was edible. Not worth the effort, IMHO.
Strawberries: I've had both climbing and alpine strawberries going for two years now. While I enjoyed the berries, this summer was so very wet that the majority molded on the vines. As they're good for two good bearing years anyhow, I pulled 'em up.
Garlic: All that real-estate cleared up by removing the strawberries is now turned over to two varieties, Siberian and Fireball. If everything goes well, I'll be self-sufficient next year as far as the stinking rose goes.
Beans: I loved the taste of the fresh and dried-on-the-vine beans. More, please!
Peas: Despite the weird rust that claimed these late in the season, we enjoyed many delicious sugar-snap peas.
Carrots: A sweet heritage seed, these carrots were tasty.
Kale/Chard: What's not to love about these hardy, delicious, healthy greens???
PS: Spot the kitteh!