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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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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? First time gardener needs your input! 601593
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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

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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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