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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 15 - Eggplants, Peppers, & Okra

My Lubbock Victory Garden    ---    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
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 15 - 2013

Spring-Plant Marigolds 03/01/13 to 04/01/13
Spring-Plant Beans, A Bush-Type 04/17/13 to 05/08/13
Spring-Plant Pepper 04/17/13 to 06/05/13
Spring-Plant Eggplant 04/24/13 to 05/22/13
Spring-Plant Lettuce 04/24/13 to 05/22/13
Spring-Plant Okra 04/24/13 to 05/22/13
Spring-Plant Petunias 05/01/13 to 5/30/2013
Summer Harvest Eggplant 05/15/13 to 06/15/13
Summer Harvest Beans, A Bush-Type 06/01/13 to 06/22/13
Summer Harvest Lettuce 06/03/13 to 08/10/13
Summer Harvest Pepper 06/16/13 to 09/03/13
Summer Harvest Okra 06/18/13 to 07/26/13
Fall-Plant Eggplant 06/30/13 to 07/28/13
Fall-Plant Okra 06/30/13 to 07/28/13
Fall-Plant Pepper 06/30/13 to 07/28/13
Fall-Plant Lettuce 07/14/13 to 08/11/13
Fall-Plant Beans, A Bush-Type 08/11/13 to 08/25/13
Fall Harvest Lettuce 08/23/13 to 10/30/13
Fall Harvest Okra 08/24/13 to 10/01/13
Fall Harvest Pepper 08/29/13 to 10/26/13
Fall Harvest Beans, A Bush-Type 09/25/13 to 10/24/13

2013 Seeds Purchased

Planted March 15, 2013
  • Petite Orange Marigolds (American Seed)
  • Planted Shooting Stars Eggplant (Burpee)

Plant during the 2nd Week of April:
  • Sweet Banana Pepper (American Seed)
Plant during the 4th Week of April:
  • Buttercrunch Lettuce (Urban Farmer)
  • Four Seasons Lettuce (Burpee)
  • Clemson Spineless Okra (American Seed)
  • Black Beauty Eggplant (Ferry-Morse)

 

Plant during the 4th Week of June:
  • California Wonder Pepper (Urban Farmer)
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Plant during the 2nd Week of August:
  • Fordhook Bush Lima Beans (Ferry-Morse)
  • Green Arrow Shell Pea (seed of Change)

 

Plant during the 4th Week of August:
  • Parris Island Lettuce (American Seed)
  • Valerie Lettuce (Burpee)

 

 
 

Crop Rotation Planting Beds: 

15 10 16 9
Okra
  • Okra is a warm weather plant that needs lots of water. Plant in rows with a trench in the middle to collect water.
  • Plant lettuce around your okra plants and they will shade the lettuce in the summer giving you some more growing time

Eggplants
  • Mulch during the heat of the summer to prevent wilt disease.
  • Plant with Bush Beans to repel the Colorado potato beetle which like to munch on eggplant.

Peppers, Bell
  • Okra plants will act as a wind break for the brittle pepper plants
  • They love the heat of summer but they also seem to like humidity which we don't have in Lubbock. Plant them close together to keep them happy.
     

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

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