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Joy Blooms in the Vegetable Garden
Move
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 14 --  Pole Beans & Cucumbers

My Lubbock Victory Garden - 2014   ---    Please e-Mail any ideas/comments
  Click on Bed # for List of Crops, etc
  Bed 1
Bed 2
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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
Grapes
 

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 14 - 2013

Spring-Plant Onion (sets) 01/31/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Carrot 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Cauliflower 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Dill 03/01/13 to 05/30/13
Spring-Plant Marigolds 03/01/13 to 04/01/13
Spring-Plant Beans, Pole-Type (2+) 04/17/13 to 05/08/13
Spring-Plant Cucumber 04/17/13 to 05/22/13
Summer Harvest Onion (sets) 04/20/13 to 07/11/13
Summer Harvest Carrot 05/08/13 to 06/01/13
Summer Harvest Cauliflower 05/08/13 to 06/11/13
Summer Harvest Cucumber 06/06/13 to 07/31/13
Summer Harvest Beans, Pole-Type (2+) 06/16/13 to 07/17/13
Fall-Plant Cauliflower 06/30/13 to 08/11/13
Fall-Plant Carrot 07/14/13 to 07/28/13
Fall-Plant Cucumber 07/28/13 to 08/11/13
Fall Harvest Cauliflower 09/08/13 to 11/09/13
Fall Harvest Cucumber 09/16/13 to 10/20/13
Fall Harvest Carrot 09/22/13 to 10/16/13

My Garden Journal

Planted March 2, 2013
  • 50 Super Sweet Onion sets behind trellis (Lowe's)
Planted March 15, 2013
  • Dwarf Double Mixed Colors Marigold (American Seed)
Planted March 16, 2013
  • Colorful Mix Cauliflower (Urban Farmer)
  • Dwarf French Tiger Eyes Marigold (Ferry-Morris)
  • Chantenay Carrots (American Seed)
  • Mammoth Dill-Anethum graveolens (Burpee)

Plant during the 3rd Week of April:
  • Cucumber Mix (Bountiful Gardens)

 

Plant during the 4th Week of June:
  • Snowball Cauliflower (Bountiful Gardens)
Plant during the 4th Week of July:
  • Sweet Burpless Hubrid Cucumber (Burpee)
Beans

 

Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Cucumbers, Peas, Radishes, most other vegetables and herbs

Pole Beans:  Corn,  Radishes

Bush Beans:  Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Strawberries

Tomatoes, chili peppers, sunflowers, alliums (onions, garlic, etc), kales (cabbage, broccoli, etc) Gladiola

Pole Beans:  Beets, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Sunflowers

Bush Beans:  Onions

Cucumbers
  • Icicle Radishes planted among Cucumber vines will drive away harmful insects such as cucumber beetles.
  • Nasturtium improves growth and flavor of cucumbers
  • Dill planted with cucumbers helps by attracting beneficial predators.
  • Tansy deters flying bugs, cucumber beetles, ants, flies, squash bugs & Japanese beetles.

Beans  More about Beans
  • Beans planted with Carrots & Cauliflower are mutually beneficial.
  • Marigolds planted with beans helps to repel the Mexican bean beetle.  They are pretty & perky too.
  • Pole Beans are great neighbors to corn.  The vines anchor the corn.  Really good here in windy Lubbock.
  • Grow Pole Beans on an "inverted-V" Trellis and plant radishes underneath.  The radishes will appreciate the shade.
  • INHIBITED BY all members of the Onion Family
  • Compost the spent plants or turn under to enrich the soil.
  • Summer Savory improves their growth & also deters bean beetles.
  • Tansy is a good neighbor to beans, cucurbits (cucumbers, squash, etc), corn, roses.  It wards of flying pests. Plant in pots - it is invasive & ugly.
  • Sage deters cabbage flies, repels many bean parasites

Dill likes to be planted in cool weather. In warm winter areas that don't experience a hard frost, you can plant dill in fall or winter. In cooler areas, plant dill a week or two before your last hard frost. After the first sowing, plant again every 10 days or so for a continuous crop.

 

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