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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 19 - Russet Potatoes

My Lubbock Victory Garden - 2014   ---    Please e-Mail any ideas/comments
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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 19 - 2013
Spring-Plant Potato, Russet 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Nasturtiums 04/01/13 to 05/30/13
Spring-Plant Watermelon 04/17/13 to 05/22/13
Summer Harvest Potato, Russet 05/13/13 to 06/21/13
Fall-Plant Potato, Russet 06/30/13 to 07/14/13
Fall Harvest Potato, Russet 09/13/13 to 10/22/13
Fall Harvest Watermelon 09/18/13 to 10/22/13

My Garden Journal

Planted March 20, 2013
  • Dwarf Jewel Mixed Colors Nasturtium (American Seed)

Plant during the 4th Week March:
  • russet Potatoes
Planted April 2, 2013
  • Planted German Butter seed Potatoes purchased from Urban Farmer
  • I didn't see any signs of sprouts from the previous planting, so I am planting more.

Plant during 2nd Week of April:
  • Tigger Mellow Seeds (unknown source)
  • Melon Mix (Bountiful Gardens
 
 
 
In January, I placed a bowl of Russet potatoes that were purchased at the grocery store in the garage.  I am planning to plant the eyes when they develop.  As of March 1st, I am not seeing many eyes.   May have to buy russet seed potatoes.

Potatoes

  • Don't plant Tomatoes near potatoes.  It makes the potatoes vulnerable to potato blight.
  • Interplant watermelons with potatoes.   The Potatoes will appreciate the "living mulch" of the vines.
  • Horseradish, planted at the corners of the potato patch, provides general protection.
  • Alyssum makes a perfect living mulch for potatoes.

Watermelons
  • Watermelons need lots of sun.  Be careful not to shade them with taller plants.
  • Interplant watermelons with potatoes.   The Potatoes will appreciate the "living mulch" of the vines.
  • Nasturtium helps to deter bugs and beetles.

Nasturtium
  • helps to deter bugs and beetles.
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