|Remember this? The zucchini plant on June 3rd. How amazing is it that I grew this from seed?|
|This was taken June 17th. Everything was really starting to take off at this point.|
|July 1st...what the heck, right?! The marigolds have taken over and the zucchinis...|
|...out of control!|
Some advice from me, the beginner gardener who has been doing lots (but maybe not enough) gardening research online: if you research square foot gardening and find the same information I did, that 1 zucchini plant can be grown in a square foot, it is a lie. Someone out there is having a laugh at me right now for believing it. Also, companion planting, a wonderful thing - marigolds and tomatoes, magic right?! Do your research before planting your marigolds...turns out one marigold can easily grow to fit a one foot square (in your square foot garden). So don't plant 3 marigolds and then scatter your remaining seeds to "see what happens". You end up with a massive, solid as all hell marigold bush that slowly but surely spills over its 1 foot allotment and consumes your beets and carrots. Bad marigolds...and bad me for not doing more research. This will be my summer of learning!
|This is a battle between a marigold, tomato and zucchini. I honestly can't tell who is winning.|
|And chard, oh my! Note: this chard and only this chard became riddled with perfect little holes, why?|