Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Planting tomatoes, cucumbers and squash back to back on wire mesh trellis.
by walshevak Today at 7:03 am

» Hello from St Louis
by MrBooker Today at 6:47 am

» boxes on a slope?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:24 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May 2017
by sanderson Today at 3:56 am

» Rolly Pollys
by sanderson Today at 3:40 am

» Amaranth
by sanderson Today at 3:37 am

» Using Eggshells for your garden
by sanderson Today at 3:31 am

» Strawberry protection
by sanderson Today at 3:15 am

» growing corn
by sanderson Today at 2:58 am

» surprising results from soil test
by dstack Yesterday at 9:52 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:06 pm

» N&C Midwest: May is here! 2017
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 6:31 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 6:17 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» Hello from TN
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:53 pm

» Yard and garden Maintenance Gadgets
by yolos Yesterday at 1:54 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:23 pm

» Lil' Goners
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:13 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:56 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:59 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:48 am

» Saving cantaloupe from cucumber beetle?
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 8:29 am

» New England May 2017
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 8:02 am

» Excited to be a part of forum
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:37 am

» Double summer squash flower
by sanderson 5/26/2017, 8:45 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by BeetlesPerSqFt 5/26/2017, 8:33 pm

» New in NY...Hi all
by Scorpio Rising 5/26/2017, 7:44 pm

» Natural Dying ~ The Thyme to Dye is Coming!
by sanderson 5/26/2017, 3:31 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 5/26/2017, 3:19 pm

» New For 2017
by Turan 5/26/2017, 2:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Help with companion planting

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Help with companion planting

Post  argardener on 4/12/2010, 5:38 pm

I thought I had my box all laid out and went through my companion list one more time only to discover that I cannot plant my tomatoes next to my cucumbers and peas. I do not have another place to put them and don't want to sacrifice any of those plants. Can anyone tell me what the minimum amount of space I would need to keep the tomatoes away from these plants?

The bed is 2' x 14' with a trellis fence on the north side.

I was going to plant the following along the fence: from left to right
6 squares of vining tomatoes
4 squares of cucumbers
4 squares of peas

I could move the peas to another bed if I have to and move the cucumbers further away, but not sure how far they need to be away from the tomatoes.
Thanks,
ARGardener


Last edited by argardener on 4/12/2010, 5:41 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : left some info out)

argardener

Female Posts : 63
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 48
Location : AR (Zone 7b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Companion plants - part 2

Post  argardener on 4/12/2010, 5:59 pm

Another website I found says that tomatoes and peas are compatible, so should I just flip-flop the peas and cucumbers?

argardener

Female Posts : 63
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 48
Location : AR (Zone 7b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help with companion planting

Post  Wyldflower on 4/12/2010, 6:47 pm

I'd just switch the peas and cukes. And I think the idea would be to just not have them in adjacent squares, so shifting them down to the far end of the box should be plenty of distance between the tomatoes and cukes.

I'm working out companions now too, and it's amazing the conflicting information that is out there!
avatar
Wyldflower

Female Posts : 530
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 65
Location : Colorado Springs, CO Zone 5b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help with companion planting

Post  chexmix on 4/12/2010, 8:43 pm

Here is a link of the top then vegtables for companion planting. It comes from the almanac.com web site. This is a list of friend and foe for planting your garden. Since this is my first year I have been using this as my guide. The old timers always depended on the almanac to i'm pretty sure its a good source.

I think if you put the pea/beans between the tomatoes and cucumbers you will be fine.
avatar
chexmix

Female Posts : 92
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 50
Location : Mobile, Alabama zone 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help with companion planting

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum