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Vegetable Garden Tips Please!!!


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Leann01-Jun-00 12:30 AM EST   
Ginny01-Jun-00 12:45 AM EST   
Ginny01-Jun-00 12:45 AM EST   
Rose02-Jun-00 11:07 PM EST   
May Ip04-Jun-00 10:59 PM EST   
Seedsaver05-Jun-00 11:24 PM EST   
Sharon10-Jun-00 11:08 AM EST   
Melanie10-Jun-00 10:01 PM EST   
Laurel10-Jun-00 10:29 PM EST   


Subject: Vegetable Garden Tips Please!!!
From: Leann
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Date: 01-Jun-00 12:30 AM EST

Hi! I'm new to the gardening world and have many questions. I live in Yellowknife and will be hoping to plant my veggies soon. Can anyone explain to me exactly what it means when the books say to "sow seeds every to weeks for continuous crops"? Does this mean in the exact same row or area that I have already planted the carrots? Also I have heard about planting carrots and radishes together as the radishes will develop earlier than the carrots. If anyone has other veggies that they would suggest growing together, I would sure appreciate the tips as I have limited space. Thanks!!


Subject: RE: Vegetable Garden Tips Please!!!
From: Ginny
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Date: 01-Jun-00 12:45 AM EST

Hi, I'm new too, and have received great advise from Chat Back. Yes, you sow this year only in the same area (rotate location yearly)allowing room for the harvest ready plants to grow to full size.


Subject: RE: Vegetable Garden Tips Please!!!
From: Ginny
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Date: 01-Jun-00 12:45 AM EST

Hi, I'm new too, and have received great advise from Chat Back. Yes, you sow this year only in the same area (rotate location yearly)allowing room for the harvest ready plants to grow to full size.


Subject: RE: Vegetable Garden Tips Please!!!
From: Rose
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Date: 02-Jun-00 11:07 PM EST

This means that if you sow a row of beans on June 1, and another one on June 16 somewhere else in the garden (remembering to rotate your crops every year or two), the second row will still be producing two weeks after the first one has died, giving you a longer supply of beans. I haven't really bothered with this because I get enough for us from one sowing, especially since I plant more than one variety of most plants. I think this info is mainly for greenhouse growers and farmers who sell to the public.


Subject: RE: Vegetable Garden Tips Please!!!
From: May Ip
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Date: 04-Jun-00 10:59 PM EST

Hi! Leanne,

I just love this forum. I also am a freshman in gardening and have been learning a lot since I discovered this site.

This is the second year I have tried companion planting. I have 3 4X8 sq ft raised beds in our yard for grwoing vegetables. Last year, I have borage, tomatoes, basil, chives and peas in one bed. I have read from books on companion planting that basil is benefitial top tomatoes, while peas and tomatoes are good companions. Chives helps keep certain insects away. They, as well as other plants belonging to the onion family, are good bugs repellants, although they may inhibit the growth of beans.

You can also group together vegetables with similar speed of growth. If you use fertilizers on your crops, it makes sense to put fast growing vegetables in one area and slow ones in an other. Another arrangement is to have vegetables with deep roots, such as carrots, and those with shallow roots, like most leafy vegetables, in the same bed. Still another growing methid is to have those who like shades grow beside tall crops.

In one bed, I have a roll of lettuce between 2 rools of carrots, onoins, tomatoes and peas in the middle part with a purple sage plant in the centre, and a roll of long Chinese beans between 2 rools of carrots. In the second bed, I have brocolli and swiss charts surrounded by beans, a purple sage, a dill and a rosemary plant in the middle and some squash in the other end surrounded by nasturtium. Half of my third bed is "under construction" right now. In the other half, there are 2 raspberry trees a haorseradish plant and some nasturtium on one side and bok choy and peas on the other.

Hope this information help.


Subject: RE: Vegetable Garden Tips Please!!!
From: Seedsaver
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Date: 05-Jun-00 11:24 PM EST

Instead of planting several small rows of beans you can plant one wide row. This also helps to keep weeds down.


Subject: RE: Vegetable Garden Tips Please!!!
From: Sharon
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Date: 10-Jun-00 11:08 AM EST

Succesion planting is really helpfull to get the most out of a small patch. If you plant spinach really early, it will be gone in time to plant late cabbage sets in the same spot. I plant radishes with parsley, never tried them with carrots, but by the time the radishes are getting too big and woody to eat, the parsley is just coming through. Watch for the little parsley plants when you're pulling the radishes or you can pull them out too. I plant radishes every 2 weeks until weather gets hot. Also lettuce, a different variety every second week usually. Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower has early, mid-season and late varieties so planting some of each will ensure you a steady harvest all summer. Broccoli will produce sideshoots as well after the main stalk is cut.


Subject: RE: Vegetable Garden Tips Please!!!
From: Melanie
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Date: 10-Jun-00 10:01 PM EST

Hi there! Welcome to the world of Gardening?Now that you are in, you will never leave or at least,never want to. There is a Book called Rose love Garlic, I can't remember who wrote it, but it is all about Companion Planting in the garden.Give this book a try and I bet you'll get lots of answers to your questions. Happy Gardening:)


Subject: RE: Vegetable Garden Tips Please!!!
From: Laurel
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Date: 10-Jun-00 10:29 PM EST

Leanne,

Roses Love Garlic is the best! We found some great resources on the web as well. Just type in companion plants on your search engine and see what you get. We are using companion planting a lot not only to help along what is growing in the garden, but to keep out the nibblers we don't want.

Don't forget the marigolds and nasturtiums in every bed!

Good Luck and Have Fun!

Laurel Central Oregon 55 growing days


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