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First time gardener needs your input!

Post  greenmama on 4/10/2011, 9:56 pm

So, I did it folks! I planned out 2 boxes, and paid close attention to the rules of companion planting. I wanted to get your input first before planting...but it was beautiful weather today, so I just went for it! I have everything in the ground that I'm supposed to by this point (my frost-free date is the 22nd.)

Please let me know what you think of these plans, and if I need to tweak anything.

Argh. I have pretty plans on GrowVeg.com but I can't figure out how to post/share it here! Can anyone help?

Box #1
------------North Side Trellis----------------
2 squares Green Beans + 2 squares Cucumbers
2 squares Spinach + 2 squares Romaine lettuce
2 squares Broccoli + 2 squares salad lettuce mix
4 squares across of carrots (in a 6" "top hat" box set on top)


Box #2 (to right side of box #1)
-----------North Side Trellis---------------------
4 squares of tomatoes (2 sq. of slicing + 2 squares of cherry)
Basil + 2 squares bell peppers + Basil
4 squares of strawberries
2 baby watermelons (1 melon per 2 squares).

I really wanted to grow peas, but I waited too late and ran out of space Sad


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Re: First time gardener needs your input!

Post  dizzygardener on 4/10/2011, 10:02 pm

Take a screen shot and save it as a jpeg or right click and see if it will allow you to save the image.
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Post  shannon1 on 4/11/2011, 1:48 am

It sounds very nice. Since I am the only person I am feeding I would not have planted all the carrots at once but staggered them so I would not have so many all at once. Peas can take the cold and some frost do you have time to plant them after the cucs are done?
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Re: First time gardener needs your input!

Post  greenmama on 4/11/2011, 9:44 am

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Post  greenmama on 4/11/2011, 9:50 am

Umm, yeah. I realized right after I posted this (and actually have another post floating around out here)--that I planted everything all at once! (insert huge smacking my forehead smiley!). I just wasn't thinking clearly. Now I'm sad about it, but other than pulling up the sprouts...which my OCD self wants to do, I don't see any way around it. The whole neighborhood will enjoy the carrots I guess! LOL! And spinach...and lettuce. Ugh. It feels so wasteful to have so much come up all at once. Sad

It's around a low of 40, high of 75 degrees here lately, so my gut is it's too warm for peas. But what do I know? This is my first year.

P.S. The warm weather crops shown in my pics. above have not been planted yet.
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Post  Furbalsmom on 4/11/2011, 3:21 pm

This one is on page 4 of the emoticons

This one is on page 2 of the emoticons

I use them frequently.

You might try a few radishes and short days to maturity leaf lettuces in those squares waiting for warm season plants.
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