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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 6 - Beans

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 6 - 2013
Spring-Plant Spinach 02/14/13 to 04/03/13
Spring-Plant Cabbage 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Carrot 02/28/13 to 03/13/13
Spring-Plant Kohlrabi 02/28/13 to 03/27/13
Spring-Plant Turnips 02/28/13 to 03/27/13
Summer Harvest Spinach 03/25/13 to 06/02/13
Summer Harvest Turnips 03/29/13 to 04/26/13
Spring-Plant Beans, A Bush-Type 04/17/13 to 05/08/13
Summer Harvest Kohlrabi 04/23/13 to 06/10/13
Summer Harvest Cabbage 04/28/13 to 06/11/13
Summer Harvest Carrot 05/08/13 to 06/01/13
Summer Harvest Beans, A Bush-Type 06/01/13 to 06/22/13
Fall-Plant Cabbage 06/30/13 to 08/11/13
Fall-Plant Kohlrabi 06/30/13 to 07/28/13
Fall-Plant Spinach 06/30/13 to 10/06/13
Fall-Plant Carrot 07/14/13 to 07/28/13
Fall-Plant Turnips 07/28/13 to 10/06/13
Fall Harvest Spinach 08/09/13 to 12/05/13
Fall-Plant Beans, A Bush-Type 08/11/13 to 08/25/13
Fall Harvest Kohlrabi 08/24/13 to 10/11/13
Fall Harvest Turnips 08/27/13 to 10/06/13
Fall Harvest Cabbage 08/29/13 to 11/09/13
Fall Harvest Carrot 09/22/13 to 10/16/13
Fall Harvest Beans, A Bush-Type 09/25/13 to 10/24/13


2013 Seeds Purchased

Planted March 15, 2013
  • Teton Hybrid Spinach (Ferry-Morse)
  • Satin Spinach (Burpee)


Planted March 16, 2013
  • Planted Carrot Mix (Bountiful Gardens)
  • Planted Red Acre Cabbage (Burpee)
  • Early White Vienna Kohlrabi (Burpee)
  • Purple Top White Globe Turnips (Ferry-Morse)

Plant during the 3rd Week of April:
  • Black Turtle Beans (Ferry-Morse)
Plant during the 2nd Week of June:
  • Ferry's Round Dutch Cabbage (Ferry-Morse)
Plant during the 2nd Week of July:
  • Short 'n' Sweet Carrot (Burpee)
Plant during the 3rd Week of July:
  • Purple-Top White Globe (Burpee)
Plant during the 2nd Week of August:
  • Dark Seeded Early Perfection Pea (Burpee)
Beans  More about Beans
  • 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
  • Less likely to suffer from beetles if petunias also planted alongside. 

  • Sweeter tasting carrots result from a sufficient level of lime.  Be sure to supply plenty of compost or decomposed manure.
  • Rosemary will repel carrot flies
  • Intercropping onions and leeks with your carrots confuses the carrot and onion flies!
  • Chives improve the flavor of carrots.

Brassicas (Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Turnips)  
  • Herbs such as hyssop, rosemary or sage help repel pests with their distinct aromas.
  • Sage deters cabbage flies, repels many bean parasites
  • Brassicas are heavy feeders.  Be sure to supply plenty of compost or decomposed manure.  They need lime, phosphorus & potash to excel.
  • Place peppermint in pots at the corners of Brassicas bed.  Mints are invasive and can be contained in pots.
  • Plant Chamomile & Celery with cabbage as it Improves growth and flavor. Plant Chamomile & Celery sparingly.
  • Dill improves the growth and health of cabbage and dill blossoms attract honeybees.
  • Plant spinach at 6 to 12 inch intervals amongst broccoli to reduce bug damage.
  • Thyme deters to white flies & cabbage worms. 
  • Don't plant tansy because it actually attracts cabbage worms.

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

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