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Post  Songbird56 on 5/29/2017, 4:50 pm

Here's my plan. This is to be planted mid June in the Dallas, TX area. Some of it will be planted later according to instructions. I plan to use seedlings, not grow from seed. I'm nervous! Mel Bartholomew says to mix the plants up so I kindof just stuck it in there according to height and shade. There is a tall fence along the north side of this garden (which is why its only 2.5ft) so I can only access from the front (south side). There is also a tall wall and trees on the west side so the west plants (probably 15-7ft) will get evening shade. The rest will have all day sun.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/30/2017, 8:47 pm

Hey!  Welcome songbird56!  So you have a 2.5 x 24 foot bed?  And your orientation is which?  Are the pumpkin watermelon the south end?
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Post  Songbird56 on 5/30/2017, 9:37 pm

The pumpkin is the east side, lettuce is west.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/31/2017, 6:24 pm

OK well that is probably helpful with the orientation of the fence, however, with your hot temps, might be nice to have some shade!

Curious; what kind of run do you think you will have with lettuce in June in Texas?  You might want to post a Hello to your region which includes Texas ans ask them what to start now....for example, my Black seeded Simpson lettuce is bolting right now, and I am in Ohio...

Also, are these all things you like to eat?  Are those long green things zucchini?  They produce like crazy, unless you preserve or have a whole squadron to feed, might wanna back that off!  I had squash out the yin yang 2 years ago!  (My first ANSFG!!!)

Also, keep detailed notes!  Year, and plan-result (they are never the same!)

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Post  Songbird56 on 5/31/2017, 6:28 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:OK well that is probably helpful with the orientation of the fence, however, with your hot temps, might be nice to have some shade!

Curious; what kind of run do you think you will have with lettuce in June in Texas?  You might want to post a Hello to your region which includes Texas ans ask them what to start now....for example, my Black seeded Simpson lettuce is bolting right now, and I am in Ohio...

Also, are these all things you like to eat?  Are those long green things zucchini?  They produce like crazy, unless you preserve or have a whole squadron to feed, might wanna back that off!  I had squash out the yin yang 2 years ago!  (My first ANSFG!!!)



Also, keep detailed notes!  Year, and plan-result (they are never the same!)

Can't wait to see!:beer chug
Thanks for the reply!
I make alot of zucchini bread and we use them in place of pasta... so we proabably eat 5-10 per week depending on if we have spaghetti or not. We also "zoodle" them up for lunch sautee'd with some soy sauce and diced chicken. YUM!
I dont think I'll plant the lettuce until later in the fall according to the Almanac's instructions for our region. Seems like it will burn if I plant it now.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/31/2017, 6:32 pm

@Songbird56 wrote:
@Scorpio Rising wrote:OK well that is probably helpful with the orientation of the fence, however, with your hot temps, might be nice to have some shade!

Curious; what kind of run do you think you will have with lettuce in June in Texas?  You might want to post a Hello to your region which includes Texas ans ask them what to start now....for example, my Black seeded Simpson lettuce is bolting right now, and I am in Ohio...

Also, are these all things you like to eat?  Are those long green things zucchini?  They produce like crazy, unless you preserve or have a whole squadron to feed, might wanna back that off!  I had squash out the yin yang 2 years ago!  (My first ANSFG!!!)



Also, keep detailed notes!  Year, and plan-result (they are never the same!)

Can't wait to see!:beer chug
Thanks for the reply!
I make alot of zucchini bread and we use them in place of pasta... so we proabably eat 5-10 per week depending on if we have spaghetti or not. We also "zoodle" them up for lunch sautee'd with some soy sauce and diced chicken. YUM!
I dont think I'll plant the lettuce until later in the fall according to the Almanac's instructions for our region. Seems like it will burn if I plant it now.
OK, that makes perfect sense!  How are those zoodles?  Do they remotely remind you of noodles?  I grow patty pans as my summer squash, but have heard of the zucchini noodle craze!  I have room....oh.  Maybe next year!  LOL!
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Post  Songbird56 on 5/31/2017, 6:35 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:
@Songbird56 wrote:
@Scorpio Rising wrote:OK well that is probably helpful with the orientation of the fence, however, with your hot temps, might be nice to have some shade!

Curious; what kind of run do you think you will have with lettuce in June in Texas?  You might want to post a Hello to your region which includes Texas ans ask them what to start now....for example, my Black seeded Simpson lettuce is bolting right now, and I am in Ohio...

Also, are these all things you like to eat?  Are those long green things zucchini?  They produce like crazy, unless you preserve or have a whole squadron to feed, might wanna back that off!  I had squash out the yin yang 2 years ago!  (My first ANSFG!!!)



Also, keep detailed notes!  Year, and plan-result (they are never the same!)

Can't wait to see!:beer chug
Thanks for the reply!
I make alot of zucchini bread and we use them in place of pasta... so we proabably eat 5-10 per week depending on if we have spaghetti or not. We also "zoodle" them up for lunch sautee'd with some soy sauce and diced chicken. YUM!
I dont think I'll plant the lettuce until later in the fall according to the Almanac's instructions for our region. Seems like it will burn if I plant it now.
OK, that makes perfect sense!  How are those zoodles?  Do they remotely remind you of noodles?  I grow patty pans as my summer squash, but have heard of the zucchini noodle craze!  I have room....oh.  Maybe next year!  LOL!
SOOOOO good... ok, so you cant overcook them or they turn to mush! lol. But if they're still a little raw, we just toss them in spaghetti meat sauce. Yum and yum! Funny thing is if I dice the z, nobody likes it. It's as if they're two different veggies. lol. Makes no sense to me but my family is fickle.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/1/2017, 8:38 pm

Texture is a funny thing!   LOL!  Thanks for the feedback!
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