|I plant peas solely for my boys. This is their favorite summertime snack.|
This year, I had two main goals:
1. To plant only what we really use and need, so as not to waste space.
2. And to have things spaced apart enough that the boys could roam freely and not crush things.
Tidbits I have learned:
:: Ideally, (according to Lew), I learned that one should rotate where they plant their veggies every seven years. Also, tomatoes and potatoes carry the same blight disease, so they shouldn't be planted in the same spots, either.
:: Cukes and squash shouldn't be planted side by side as they can morphe into some pretty funky mutations of each other. Learned that lesson last year.
:: Ideally, corn should be planted in rows of four.
:: Pick thine potato bugs religiously, else they shall kill thine potato plants with great ruthlessness. And hill them faithfully. Next year, I need to leave more width between my potatoes and the next row. We didn't have enough dirt to keep on a hilling.
|Grow babies, grow! And yes, they are WAY too close together...but....GROW babies grow!|
The weinie plant in the middle is my squash saying, "I think I can! I think I can!"
And the teensy weensy plant by the stake is my zucchini saying, "Just give it up!!!"
And final notes....
This year my ten rows are as follows:
2. Snap peas, regular peas, green peppers, hot peppers.
3. Beets, carrots, cilantro, basil, tons of lettuce, kale.
4. Cukes....and tiny baby cukes.
5-8. Four rows of corn for two-thirds of the rows.
5-8. Twelve tomato plants for the last third of the rows.
9. Green beans.
10. Zucchini, squash, and pumpkins.
Thus endeth this garden report for now.
Tell me, what tidbits have you learned that you can pass on to the rest of us?