For example, I don't grow Butternut Squash because my husband won't eat it. This year I'm growing Acorn Squash because we LOVE it!
|Table Queen Acorn Squash|
Make a list of veggies and herbs that you'd like to grow.
From Basics of Square Foot Gardening:
There are four basic spacing guidelines:
Extra Large – one per square for 12 inch spacing
Large – 4 per square for 6 inch spacing
Medium – 9 per square for 4 inch spacing
Small – 16 per square for 3 inch spacing.
As my main heirloom seed varieties I chose Roma Tomatoes, Anaheim Peppers, Listada De Gandia Eggplant, Table Queen Acorn Bush Squash, Golden Beets and Purple Plum Radish.
|Sneak Peak: approx 2 weeks old|
I noticed that I already had a few aphids hanging around so I gave everything a coating of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. For more info, read Using Diatomaceous Earth for Organic, Non-Toxic Pest Control.
It it important to give your plants plenty of nutrients especially during the beginning. When I was filling my raised bed with soil I added homemade compost as well as organic plant nutrients. I knew that I would be planting "heavy feeders" so I made sure to give them plenty of food. Find out more, Which Plant are Heavy Feeders?
August Seed Planting Guide for the US by Region
Using Coconut Coir Pellets for Seed Starting
Plant Nutrients - Getting Started
Benefits of Lemonbalm, Basil and Borage
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