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Joy Blooms in the Garden

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 10 -  Brassicas

My Lubbock 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-2014
Spring Planting Calendar             Fall Garden Planting Calendar       
Month by Month Planting Schedule in Each Bed

Bed 10 - 2013
Spring-Plant Spinach 02/14/13 to 04/03/13
Spring-Plant Broccoli 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Brussels Sprouts 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Cauliflower 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Nasturtiums 03/01/13 to 05/30/13
Summer Harvest Spinach 03/25/13 to 06/02/13
Summer Harvest Broccoli 04/28/13 to 06/01/13
Summer Harvest Cauliflower 05/08/13 to 06/11/13
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
Fall-Plant Broccoli 06/30/13 to 08/11/13
Fall-Plant Cauliflower 06/30/13 to 08/11/13
Fall-Plant Spinach 06/30/13 to 10/06/13
Fall-Plant Brussels Sprouts 07/14/13 to 08/11/13
Fall Harvest Spinach 08/09/13 to 12/05/13
Fall-Plant Radish 08/25/13 to 10/13/13
Fall Harvest Broccoli 08/29/13 to 10/30/13
Fall Harvest Cauliflower 09/08/13 to 11/09/13
Fall Harvest Radish 09/19/13 to 11/22/13
Fall Harvest Brussels Sprouts 10/12/13 to 11/19/13



2013 Seeds Purchased

Planted March 15, 2013
  • Teton Hybrid Spinach (Ferry-Morse)
Planted March 16, 2013
  • Catskill Brussels Sprouts (Ferry-Morse)
  • Snowball X Cauliflower (American Seed)
  • DeCicco Broccoli ( Ferry-Morse)
  • Scarlet Gleam Nasturtiums (Ferry-Morse)

Plant during the 1st Week of May:
  • Black Spanish Radish (American Seed)
Plant during the 4th Week of June"
  • Di Ciccio Broccoli (Burpee)
  • Snowball Y Cauliflower (Burpee)


Plant during the 3rd Week of August:
  • Sparkler Radish (Burpee)




Good Neighbors:
Potatoes, Carrots, Cucumbers, Radishes, Rosemary, Peas, Corn, Cucumbers, Brassicas, Summer Savory, most other vegetables and herbs

Pole Beans:  Corn,  Radishes, Summer Savory

Bush Beans:  Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Strawberries, Summer Savory

Bad Neighbors:

Tomatoes, chili peppers, sunflowers, alliums (onions, garlic, etc), kales (cabbage, broccoli, etc) Gladiola

Pole Beans:  Beets, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Sunflowers

Bush Beans:  Onions

  • Beans planted with Carrots & Cauliflower are mutually beneficial.
  • Marigolds planted with beans helps to repel the Mexican bean beetle.  They are pretty & perky too.
  • Pole Beans are great neighbors to corn.  The vines anchor the corn.  Really good here in windy Lubbock.
  • Grow Pole Beans on an "inverted-V" Trellis and plant radishes underneath.  The radishes will appreciate the shade.
  • INHIBITED BY all members of the Onion Family
  • Compost the spent plants or turn under to enrich the soil.
  • Summer Savory improves their growth & also deters bean beetles.
  • 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.
  • Sage deters cabbage flies, repels many bean parasites

Grow your own Veggies - Planning, Preparation, Caring, Harvesting, Canning

Please e-Mail me your ideas or comments

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