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Post  milaneyjane on 7/9/2011, 6:42 pm

I was wondering how everyone else is doing that tried it? I have to say I am not so sure about it. It is really crowding an already tight space in some of my beds and is causing some shading/light issues----especially with the carrots as a grid since they get so tall.
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Post  boffer on 7/9/2011, 6:46 pm

I used carrots for a grid amongst my cabbage and brussel sprouts. Dumb! The carrots grew too slow this year and are way overshadowed. I doubt I'll get much.
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Post  Aub on 7/9/2011, 7:06 pm

I used radishes for my living grid. It didn't go so well Sad Only a hand full of radishes got big enough to eat because I planted them too close together.
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Post  Goosegirl on 7/10/2011, 7:06 am

I only used radishes as a grid in one small area. They did not do well - got 5 radishes to eat. But, thanks to this new thread, I now think I know what is wrong with my carrots :scratch: . Thanks Boffer sunny ! Many of my carrots are heavily shaded by the volunteer cilantro, so since much of it has already bloomed (need the next round of volunteers to help the tomato polination) it is time to RIP IT OUT! The squares that did not germinate well will be replanted for my fall crop.

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Post  CarolynPhillips on 7/10/2011, 1:45 pm

I grew radishes in the corn 4x4 bed and they did excellent and they were huge. I actually had too many radishes. I was looking for recipes for radishes and didn't find many. Came up with my own. Made a cucumber and radish veggie dip. Still had too many radishes. Still experimenting to find that perfect live grid with a perfect balance of different varieties. The carrots might do great with corn.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 7/10/2011, 2:56 pm

The "tweak" I would suggest, and may try, is to put radishes/carrots at the intersection points only. Surely, you will be able to see the squares. If trying a living grid, I think the only necessary part would be to plant the grid a week or two earlier so you can see your grid when you plant your squares.
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Post  walshevak on 7/10/2011, 3:27 pm

My carrot grid got overwhelmed by the chard, spinach and other greens, but the onions on the intersections worked great. Don't know if it kept the bugs down as I had to leave before the really "buggy" season.

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Post  boffer on 7/10/2011, 3:30 pm

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote:The "tweak" I would suggest, and may try, is to put radishes/carrots at the intersection points only.

One reason for a living grid is to gain more growing space that otherwise would have been wasted. It frees up squares for other stuff.
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Post  ModernDayBetty on 7/10/2011, 6:44 pm

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote:The "tweak" I would suggest, and may try, is to put radishes/carrots at the intersection points only. Surely, you will be able to see the squares. If trying a living grid, I think the only necessary part would be to plant the grid a week or two earlier so you can see your grid when you plant your squares.

I bought onion sets and I did this with my onions. I read they keep some pests down that don't like the onion. I'm not really sure how long it's suppose to take onions to grow. So far it's a slow going process. The tops of most are getting tall but the bulbs seem pretty small. I read somewhere on here that they like a little sun on the bulb themselves so I've tried clearing a little dirt around. We'll see how that works but the ones that are super shaded by other plants seem to be doing the best.
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