Summer Garden Update

As a family, we’re pretty excited about spending the summer by the sea in Arsuz.  We’ll be relocating some time in the next couple of weeks.  I’m be writing more about this later as the summer progresses, but I wanted to share the progress of my Square Foot Gardens that we planted there.

I’m hoping to learn a little bit about gardening this summer by growing some of our own food. The landlord was kind enough to let us have a little corner of their garden under a lemon tree to put two raised beds in.  I read through the super practical gardening book “Square Foot Gardening” which I borrowed from my friend John.  Then, about a month ago I set up 2 one-meter square boxes. I filled them with a soil mix and planted seedlings and seeds in the boxes and left them alone for the last month while the landlord did nothing but water them.  Check out the before and after pictures.

Saturday April 16 (before)

   Square Foot Garden Before

Saturday May 30 (After)

We harvested  a lot of the 3 different basil varieties, green onions, baby spinach and salad greens for salads. I also made an amazing pesto.  I hope to perfect the recipe over the summer and share it then.  We look forward to fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, beets and many other goodies over the summer.  Most importantly, I look forward to learning more about how to grow my own food.

What gardening projects do you have underway this spring?

4 Responses to “Summer Garden Update”
  1. Jake's Mom says:

    WOW! Incredible in just 2 short weeks. It looks great. Hope ours looks even 1/2 this good in 2 weeks.

  2. Ulu Yabancı says:

    Wow! That looks really good! I wonder if you can grow hops there as well? 🙂

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