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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 5 - Asparagus & Strawberries

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
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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 5 - 2013

Purchased Tomato Plants from  Ace Hardware & Lowe's on April 3, 2014

  • Superfantastic -  Chef Jeff from Ace-

    South Planted 4/5   

  • Orange Oxheart Chef Jeff from Ace
    North Planted 4/5  
    Indeterminate 80 days




My Garden Journal

This bed was planted in the Spring of 2013 - bought crowns locally from Lowe's & Walmart.   I purchased Martha Washington crowns. 

In 2013, I let the plants mature (produce "ferns") all summer and then cut back in November.  I'll do the same this year.
I should start seeing spears in late March.

April 16, 2014 - had freezing temps last 2 nights.  Some of the tomato plants suffered frost.   There are no freezing temp predicted for the rest of the month.  I will give them a few days and see if they "perk- up."
Planted March 16, 2013
  • Herriot Strawberry Plants (Wal-Mart)  $5.98 for 25
    These plants were showing signs of some new green leaves - hopefully they will survive.  They are described a a mid-season berry that's a vigorous producer.   Large berries with shiny red color and very good flavor - with better disease tolerance.



Asparagus Good Neighbors:  Basil, Carrots, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Parsley, Petunias Tomatoes Bad Neighbors:
Onion, Garlic, Potatoes
Strawberries Bush Bean, Spinach, Borage, Lettuce (as a border), Onions Cabbage
  • Parsley & Asparagus increases the vitality of the each other
  • Petunias act as a trap crop
  • Tomatoes protect Asparagus against that awful asparagus beetle.  Tomatoes contain a substance called solanine, which protects against asparagus beetles.

  • Borage and strawberries help each other.  Scatter Borage in strawberry bed to enhance the fruits flavor and yield of the berries.
  • Onions planted with strawberries help the berries fight disease.
  • Bush Beans and Strawberries do well together.

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