I was running out of the SFG boxes a while back, so I decided to plant a few carrot seeds near the corn seedling in Box # 1.
The top portion of the carrots (the green leaves) are doing very well. They seem to be growing larger and taller every day. I'm wondering how fast the actual carrot is growing underneath the soil! I guess I'll have to wait to find out.
Unfortunately for us, this corn plant probably won't get any taller. We didn't realize that corn needs to cross-pollinate, and it'll be unsuccessful unless there are several stalks planted next to each other. Oh well. Another gardening lesson learned.
Another view of the same SFG square:
Next to the corn and carrots, we planted squash seedlings. Out of all the squash we're growing, it seems to be doing the best. It's not growing as fast as I'd like, but it is slowly getting taller and its leaves are getting wider. It will probably be a while before I see any inkling of baby squash.
In SFG Box # 2, we have a squash plant that doesn't seem to be doing that well. It's still pretty small, and some of its leaves are yellowing. I'm not sure why it's so tiny. Perhaps it's getting more sunlight than it really needs. The squash (above) might be doing better because it's shaded a bit by the foliage of the concord grapes.
Finally, here is another squash plant that we planted a while ago. This is its baby picture. We've planted 5-6 squares with squash. They are all growing at a slow, but steady pace.
To get the seedlings, we planted the squash seeds in one of those seed starter dome kits. We actually planted a bunch of different vegetable seeds--corn, squash, bell pepper, beans--but the squash and corn were the only seeds that actually worked.
The squash seedlings were planted in the SFG, and I wish they were doing better. But I guess it's just going to take them more time.
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