Monthly Archives: June 2010

Beets

Beets When to plant: start three weeks before last Frost.  Can be grown in Spring, Summer and Fall.  Plant every three weeks for continuous harvest. Spacing: 9 or 16 per square foot. Companion Planting: Beets are helped by bush beans, … Continue reading

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Carrots

This year, I am trying regular orange carrots, Atomic red carrot and cosmic purple carrot. Carrots When to plant: start three weeks before last Frost.  In my area, they can be grown nearly year-round but mulch heavy when it is … Continue reading

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Winter Squash

Winter Squash When to plant winter squash: direct sow two weeks after last Frost. Spacing: 1 per 9 square feet.  But for square foot gardeners, 1 to 2 square feet.  Grow vertically for optimum space efficiency. Companion Planting: Squash helps: … Continue reading

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Summer Squash

My Zucchini plants Tiny scallop squash plant Summer Squash: a prolific grower. When to plant summer squash: Start indoors two weeks before last Spring frost or direct sow immediately after last frost. In my neck of the woods, the average … Continue reading

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Green Beans and Peas

This Spring, I have grown Kentucky Pole (green) beans, Snow Peas and Sugar Snap Peas. A tangled mess of sugar snaps and Kentucky pole green beans. Sugar snaps are best right off the vine. Green Beans: Green beans are a … Continue reading

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The garden grows

This tiny plot of land earned me the nickname, the “Midnight Gardener.”  (I could be found outside at midnight due to long work hours).  It started on Thanksgiving 2009 when, on a whim, I bought some ranunculus bulbs at Costco.  … Continue reading

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Goals for 2010

2010 is my learning curve year – I am spending this year growing but really taking note of how long each vegetable takes to grow, what conditions they grow well in and how much space they use!  The learning curve … Continue reading

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