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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 11 - Cucumbers

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 11 - 2013
Spring-Plant Peas, English 02/14/13 to 03/27/13
Spring-Plant Nasturtiums 03/01/13 to 05/30/13
Summer Harvest Peas, English 04/09/13 to 06/25/13
Spring-Plant Cucumber 04/17/13 to 05/22/13
Summer Harvest Cucumber 06/06/13 to 07/31/13
Fall-Plant Cucumber 07/28/13 to 08/11/13
Fall-Plant Peas, English 07/28/13 to 10/06/13
Fall Harvest Cucumber 09/16/13 to 10/20/13
Fall Harvest Peas, English 09/21/13 to 01/04/13

2013 Seeds Planted

Planted on March 19, 2013:
  • Jewel Mixed Color Marigolds (Ferry-Morse)
  • Karina -Guisante Karina- Peas (Burpee)
  • Snow Pea Taichung TC11 -Guisantes Taichung TC11- (Ferry-Morse)


Plant during the 2nd Week of April:
  • Lemon Cucumber (Burpee)
Plant during the 2nd Week of July:
  • Dwarf Little Marvel Peas (Ferry-Morse)


Plant during the 4th Week of July:
  • Giant Suyo Long Cucumber (Burpee)



  • Icicle Radishes planted among Cucumber vines will drive away harmful insects such as cucumber beetles.
  • Nasturtium improves growth and flavor of cucumbers
  • Dill planted with cucumbers helps by attracting beneficial predators.
  • Tansy deters flying bugs, cucumber beetles, ants, flies, squash bugs & Japanese beetles.

Cucumber Good Neighbors:
Beans, Beets, Carrots, Corn, Dill, Lettuce, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Onions, Peas, Radishes, Peas, Sunflowers
Bad Neighbors:
Potatoes, aromatic herbs
Grow your own Veggies - Planning, Preparation, Caring, Harvesting, Canning

Please e-Mail me your ideas or comments

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