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Bed 15 - Eggplants, Peppers, & Okra

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 15 - 2013

Spring-Plant Marigolds 03/01/13 to 04/01/13
Spring-Plant Beans, A Bush-Type 04/17/13 to 05/08/13
Spring-Plant Pepper 04/17/13 to 06/05/13
Spring-Plant Eggplant 04/24/13 to 05/22/13
Spring-Plant Lettuce 04/24/13 to 05/22/13
Spring-Plant Okra 04/24/13 to 05/22/13
Spring-Plant Petunias 05/01/13 to 5/30/2013
Summer Harvest Eggplant 05/15/13 to 06/15/13
Summer Harvest Beans, A Bush-Type 06/01/13 to 06/22/13
Summer Harvest Lettuce 06/03/13 to 08/10/13
Summer Harvest Pepper 06/16/13 to 09/03/13
Summer Harvest Okra 06/18/13 to 07/26/13
Fall-Plant Eggplant 06/30/13 to 07/28/13
Fall-Plant Okra 06/30/13 to 07/28/13
Fall-Plant Pepper 06/30/13 to 07/28/13
Fall-Plant Lettuce 07/14/13 to 08/11/13
Fall-Plant Beans, A Bush-Type 08/11/13 to 08/25/13
Fall Harvest Lettuce 08/23/13 to 10/30/13
Fall Harvest Okra 08/24/13 to 10/01/13
Fall Harvest Pepper 08/29/13 to 10/26/13
Fall Harvest Beans, A Bush-Type 09/25/13 to 10/24/13

2013 Seeds Purchased

Planted March 15, 2013
  • Petite Orange Marigolds (American Seed)
  • Planted Shooting Stars Eggplant (Burpee)

Plant during the 2nd Week of April:
  • Sweet Banana Pepper (American Seed)
Plant during the 4th Week of April:
  • Buttercrunch Lettuce (Urban Farmer)
  • Four Seasons Lettuce (Burpee)
  • Clemson Spineless Okra (American Seed)
  • Black Beauty Eggplant (Ferry-Morse)


Plant during the 4th Week of June:
  • California Wonder Pepper (Urban Farmer)


Plant during the 2nd Week of August:
  • Fordhook Bush Lima Beans (Ferry-Morse)
  • Green Arrow Shell Pea (seed of Change)


Plant during the 4th Week of August:
  • Parris Island Lettuce (American Seed)
  • Valerie Lettuce (Burpee)



Crop Rotation Planting Beds: 

15 10 16 9
  • Okra is a warm weather plant that needs lots of water. Plant in rows with a trench in the middle to collect water.
  • Plant lettuce around your okra plants and they will shade the lettuce in the summer giving you some more growing time

  • Mulch during the heat of the summer to prevent wilt disease.
  • Plant with Bush Beans to repel the Colorado potato beetle which like to munch on eggplant.

Peppers, Bell
  • Okra plants will act as a wind break for the brittle pepper plants
  • They love the heat of summer but they also seem to like humidity which we don't have in Lubbock. Plant them close together to keep them happy.

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