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Bed 12 - Corn

EDIT THIS INSERT         My Lubbock 2013 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

Lubbock Victory Garden Layout         Planting Calendar        Crop Rotation Chart                 Jan's Victory Garden Journal-2013
Spring Planting Calendar             Fall Garden Planting Calendar       Month by Month Planting Schedule in Each Bed

Bed 12 - 2013
Spring-Plant Broccoli 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Brussels Sprouts 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Carrot 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Marigolds 03/01/13 to 04/01/13
Spring-Plant Morning Glories 03/01/13 to 04/01/13
Spring-Plant Beans, Pole-Type (2+) 04/17/13 to 05/08/13
Spring-Plant Lettuce 04/24/13 to 05/22/13
Spring-Plant Potato, sweet 04/24/13 to 06/05/13
Summer Harvest Broccoli 04/28/13 to 06/01/13
Summer Harvest Carrot 05/08/13 to 06/01/13
Spring-Plant Radish 05/08/13 to 05/22/13
Summer Harvest Brussels Sprouts 05/28/13 to 06/21/13
Summer Harvest Radish 06/02/13 to 07/01/13
Summer Harvest Lettuce 06/03/13 to 08/10/13
Summer Harvest Beans, Pole-Type (2+) 06/16/13 to 07/17/13
Fall-Plant Beans, Pole-Type (2+) 06/30/13 to 07/14/13
Fall-Plant Broccoli 06/30/13 to 08/11/13
Fall-Plant Brussels Sprouts 07/14/13 to 08/11/13
Fall-Plant Carrot 07/14/13 to 07/28/13
Fall-Plant Lettuce 07/14/13 to 08/11/13
Fall Harvest Potato, sweet 08/02/13 to 10/13/13
Fall Harvest Lettuce 08/23/13 to 10/30/13
Fall-Plant Radish 08/25/13 to 10/13/13
Fall Harvest Broccoli 08/29/13 to 10/30/13
Fall Harvest Beans, Pole-Type (2+) 09/13/13 to 10/07/13
Fall Harvest Radish 09/19/13 to 11/22/13
Fall Harvest Carrot 09/22/13 to 10/16/13
Fall Harvest Brussels Sprouts 10/12/13 to 11/19/13


2013 Seeds Purchased

Planted March 15, 2013
  • Giant Mixed Colors Morning Glory (Ferry-Morse)
  • Petite Orange Marigolds (American Seed)
Planted March 16, 2013
  •  Seven Hills Brussels Sprouts (Bountiful Gardens)
  • Calabrese Broccoli (Urban Farmer)

Plant during 4th Week of April:
  • Gourmet Lettuce Blend (Burgess)
Plant during 2nd Week of May:
  • Champion Radish (American Seed)


Plant during 4th Week of June:
  • Di Cicco Broccoli Heading (Bountiful Gardens)


Plant during 3rd Week of July:
  • Redina Lettuce (Seeds of Change)


  • Peas & Pole Beans add nitrogen to the soil, which the corn needs.  As they vine up the corn plant, they anchor the corn.
  • Crops left to vine on the ground (cucumbers, melons, squash) like the shade provided by the corn stalks. Also cucumber allowed to grow up the corn stalks help to anchor the stalks.
  • Marigolds repel the Japanese beetle.  They munch on the marigolds instead of the corn silk.
  • Nasturtiums planted around corn will help fight corn borers
  • Planting Sunflowers with corn is said by some to increase the yield of corn.
  • Tansy is a good neighbor to beans, cucurbits (cucumbers, squash, etc), corn, roses.  It wards of flying pests.  Plant in pots - it is invasive & ugly.
  • Pumpkin or melon vines at the base of corn smothers the weeds & helps the corn retain moisture in its roots.


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