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Companion Planting…Working our Garden Plan Out — 10 Comments

  1. Great post! Thanks for sharing on the the Farm Girl Blog Fest! I just got our tomatoes, peppers and herbs in the ground. We also have lettuce, onions, garlic, radishes, and carrots already growing. Though, I’m not sure how the carrots will turn out, our soil is pretty hard, we’ll see…

    • We haven’t had much luck with carrots either, but my grandpa has convinced me that it takes a few years to get your soil the way they like it so I have big hopes for this year! 🙂

  2. We planted tomatoes, oregano, garlic and basil – hello spaghetti and pizza sauce! We also planted Anaheim chili for great mexican sauces and salsas! Along with that we have zucchini squash, yellow squash, sweet corn, green beans, bush (turtle) beans, lettuce, beets and carrots. We also planted stevia. I want to learn how to sweeten a lot of my recipes with the stevia to lessen our dependence on cane sugar and honey. Our weather this year has been quite un-normal with a lot of drying north winds and now for the past 3 days we are cool and wet – and we live in California! Your asparagus looks absolutely yummy! I can’t wait to plant some but will have to wait until we can get some permanent beds built up on our future homestead.

    • We have tried to stick permanent plants in raised beds. Maybe you could try asparagus in a deep container so you could take it with you and replant when you have a permanent location? We don’t do beets yet (because we don’t eat beets, yet!) and we’re not doing sweet corn this year. I hope to again next year, but we can buy all the corn we could want fresh around here.

  3. I had good luck with carrots last year for the first time ever. But so far, mine have not sprouted yet this year. I think I will replant tomorrow. 🙁 Great post! Found you from Wildcrafting Wednesday and am your newest follower.

    • So glad you stopped by! I have to admit, I also find carrots hard because I can’t always tell the baby carrots from the weeds and carrots really struggle with weeds! But I’m learning!

  4. Chives in the asparagus. Well, who knew? I have some Chinese Chives started, but couldn’t make up my mind where to drop them in the ground. Now I do. Thanks!

  5. I’m planting a garden this year but I’m also looking ahead to next year. Our new garden patch could use a serious fertility boost in my opinion so I’m looking into cover crops. As far as planning though . . .this year is an “I’ll take what I can get” year, so instead of drawing put the plan and then planting, we’re planting and my 8 year old is writing down where we planted things! 🙂

  6. This year we are also hoping to try our hand at spaghetti sauce and salsa. We planted our tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro, basil, and oregano. We have other things planted too. Like you were are first trying to grow/make whate we used to buy but are not getting very adventurous with varieties. If we get to where we are “bored” with replaing all of our store bought foods with home grown then we can get more adventurous and try growing some different things. Thanks for sharing!

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    ~Ann

    • It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and then quit–there’s so much to learn about every different thing you plant! I think going back to basics and just adding as we feel comfortable is a more do-able plan than trying to plant EVERYTHING that interests us all at once.

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