Companion Planting forum: I Sure Hope Tomatoes Really Do Love Carrots and Onions!

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Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
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stephanietx
Apr 11, 2010 11:59 AM CST
I planted onions and carrots in the bed where we had several tomato plants last year. We've found so many volunteer tomato seedlings growing amongst the onions and carrots! Smiling Now that the carrot seedlings are big enough, I need to put down some leaves for mulch.



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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Apr 11, 2010 1:04 PM CST

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LOL I see several tomato plants there! Love the volunteers!
I'm Looking forward to seeing your progress.

When do you harvest the onions? I planted some starters but don't know how long they take? I planted them in Feb. I think, and they are still tiny little things.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
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stephanietx
Apr 11, 2010 1:19 PM CST
Sometime in the summer is when they'll be ready for harvest. It's kinda hard to know because of this crazy weather we've been having.
Name: Christine
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Apr 11, 2010 1:43 PM CST

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Okay then I have a few months to wait! It sure has been crazy weather! We had twelve and a half inches of snow in Feb after I planted them onions! I agree that is not normal for here!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
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stephanietx
Apr 12, 2010 8:27 PM CST
I know! That much snow is NOT normal for this area!
Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
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stephanietx
May 1, 2010 9:46 PM CST
Here's an updated pic of the onions, carrots, maters, and cuke bed. Things are so much bigger now. This pic was taken about 2 weeks ago. The cukes have come up and now the whole bed is mulched. One of the maters set flowers yesterday!! Hurray!

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Name: Christine
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May 2, 2010 9:57 AM CST

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I a little behind you stephanie... I hope mine will do as well!


I guess it's a little cooler here but everything seems to be going slow, or maybe I'm just being impatient!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
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stephanietx
May 3, 2010 7:37 PM CST
Here's a pic from today.



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Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
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stephanietx
May 3, 2010 7:47 PM CST
Here's a view from the front. The tomatoes and onions are about the same height. The carrots are just a bit shorter.

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
May 4, 2010 4:53 AM CST

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they sure do seem to be growing very nicely together! Thumbs up
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: leaflady
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leaflady
May 6, 2010 10:59 PM CST
Ok, I am really green with envy now!! I have 3 or 4 tomatoes in the ground. I hope they are making a good root system because they aren't doing much above ground. I have so much left to do out in the yarden. Hopefully I can get more done next week.

GOD bless and keep each of you.
EvaMae
Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
May 10, 2010 2:42 PM CST
Found an interesting article on http://www.dgsgardening.btinternet.co.uk/companion.htm

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Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
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stephanietx
May 10, 2010 9:33 PM CST
That's a great chart!
Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
May 11, 2010 7:34 AM CST
If you go to the link there's another on herbs
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
May 14, 2010 9:44 AM CST

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Thank you again for the fantastic link, Susan!

I case the rest of you haven't seen the other, it's here:
http://cubits.org/CP101/thread/view/21759/

I really enjoyed it very much!!! Thumbs up Definitely check it out!!!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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