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Joy Blooms in the Vegetable Garden
d to Lubbock, TX in Spring 2011
 Growing veggies in Lubbock has been a challenges, but each year is better.
Come follow my progress as I get my hands in Texas soil.

Joy Blooms in the Garden

Veggies Anyone?    Get Ready    Tomatoes or Nothing    Tips for the Gardener 
Good Neighbors    Compost It!     Gardening in Lubbock   
Gardening Lessons from Daddy   Building Raised Beds    My Lubbock Victory Garden

Bed 1 - Asparagus

My Lubbock Victory Garden - 2014   ---    Please e-Mail any ideas/comments
  Click on Bed # for List of Crops, etc
  Bed 1
Bed 2
Bed 3
Bed 4
Bed 5
Bed 6
Bed 7
Bed 8
Bed 9
Bed 10
Bed 11
Bed 12
Bed 13
Bed 14
Bed 15
Bed 16
Bed 17
Bed 18
Bed 19
Bed 20

Lubbock Victory Garden Layout         Planting Calendar
Crop Rotation Chart                 Jan's Victory Garden Journal-2014
Spring Planting Calendar             Fall Garden Planting Calendar       
Month by Month Planting Schedule in Each Bed

Bed 1 - Asparagus
Spring-Plant Asparagus 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Marigolds 03/01/13 to 04/01/13
Spring-Plant Basil 04/01/13 to 05/30/13
Spring-Plant Parsley 04/01/13 to 05/30/13
Spring-Plant Tomato 04/17/13 to 06/05/13
Spring-Plant Petunias 05/01/13 to 5/30/2013
Summer Harvest Parsley 05/08/13 to 07/02/13
Summer Harvest Asparagus 05/15/13 to 06/15/13
Summer Harvest Spinach 06/01/13 to 07/31/13
Summer Harvest Tomato 06/26/13 to 09/03/13
Fall-Plant Tomato 07/14/13 to 07/28/13
Fall Harvest Tomato 09/22/13 to 10/26/13
Fall-Plant Strawberries 12/01/13 to 03/31/14

This bed was planted in the Spring of 2012 - bought crowns locally from Red Riding Hood Nursery, Lowe's & Walmart.   I purchased Martha Washington, Purple Passion, and Jersey King crowns.  I regret that I was not fastidious in keeping track of the varieties and their planting location.   At the time I was just concerned about getting them in the ground.

In 2012 & 2013, I let the plants mature (produce "ferns") all summer and then cut back in November. 
I should start seeing spears in late March.

My Garden Journal

March  2014 - began harvesting spears.  What a treat - fresh asparagus.
Planted April 21, 2014
  • Petite Orange Marigold (American Seed)
  • Purple-Top White Globe Turnips (Burpee)
Planted March 19, 2013
  • Alpine Stawberry seeds (Bountiful Gardens)
  • Petitie Yellow Marigold (American Seed)
  • Martha Washington Asparagus seed (Bountiful Gardens)

Plant during the 1st Week of April:
  • Single Italian Plain-Leafed Parsley (Burpee)
  • Sweet Basil (Ferry-Morse)
Plant during the 2nd week of April:
  • buy Petunia & Tomato plants

Harvesting Asparagus:  Cut 6 8 shoots below soil line. Stalks should be firm, with closed tips.   Pick before maturity when pods are almost full size before seeds begin to bulge.

Washing before putting in refridge helps retain moisture.

Asparagus Good Neighbors:  Basil, Carrots, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Parsley, Petunias Tomatoes Bad Neighbors:  Onion, Garlic, Potatoes
  • Parsley & Asparagus increases the vitality of the each other
  • Basil to encourage lady bugs
  • Marigolds to deters asparagus beetle
  • Petunias act as a trap crop
  • Tomatoes protect Asparagus against that awful asparagus beetle.

Grow your own Veggies - Planning, Preparation, Caring, Harvesting, Canning

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