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Feb 21, 2010 4:01 PM CST
|I have a bed that's 10' long x 2.5' wide. I need to get my onions in the ground PDQ, so I was thinking that I could plant groupings of 3 onions in a little triangle (but with enough room for them to grow), carrots, and then leave space for bell peppers. I also thought that once the carrots are harvested, I could possibly plant cukes in their spot.|
What do you all think? Think it'll work? Here's a pic of the bed from last year.
Feb 21, 2010 4:17 PM CST
|That sounds like a great plan Stephanie! You could maybe even add in some French Marigolds to possibly help repel aphids and bring in pollenators!|
Feb 21, 2010 4:41 PM CST
|Yep! I also have some nasturtiums and lots of other flowers, annuals and perennials to add to the garden.|
Feb 21, 2010 6:44 PM CST
|Very nice! Has your growing season already started down in Texas?|
Feb 21, 2010 9:57 PM CST
|Yes, time to plant taters & onions! I've been growing lettuce & spinach all winter, though.|
Feb 22, 2010 12:21 PM CST
|Oh, you're way ahead of me. Everything here is still frozen I should be able to sow some radishes late next month.|
Feb 23, 2010 9:11 AM CST
|The gound is still frozen here too. THe top 1/8 inch thaws and makes mud sometimes but that is all so far. But it didn't freeze really hard until around Christmas. |
I saw a couple robins yesterday so real spring should only be a few weeks away. They over winter about 60 miles south of here. The lone Blue Heron that I am aware of flew thru the other day too. Another good sign of spring. Kyel and I saw a flock of what must have been 400 or more geese flying in circles toward the north yesterday morning. They too winter not far from here.
GOD bless and keep you and yours.
Feb 23, 2010 12:17 PM CST
|YAY! Spring is coming soon!|
I know what you mean about the top bit of soil unthawing and turning to mud. That was happening here yesterday.
Feb 25, 2010 3:52 PM CST
|Stephanie, are you going to grow bush or vining cukes? The vining type will help provide good ground cover and keep the soil cool and hold in moisture. |
Feb 25, 2010 6:48 PM CST
|I'll grow the vining type, but I'm going to have some kind of support for them, just don't know what yet. I'm trying to maximize my space, so I'm going vertical with as much as possible.|
Feb 27, 2010 6:58 PM CST
|You can get nice looking long lasting trellises from vinyl lattuce panels. I use the 2' wide ones and 7' tall metal Tposts. Each would do 1, maybe 2 cuke vines. |
I also use ready made chainlink panels for trellises. I use the metal Tposts for support.