|Winterbor Kale and Packman Broccoli|
|Lemon Boys, Sweet Pepper, Red Sails Lettuce and Radicchio|
I thought it would be a good day to get some transplants in the above-ground-veg boxes so I made a quick trip to Home Depot. I'll explain why I'm mentioning them in a moment.
They have just about everything! Broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, peppers, zucchinis, kale, and a plethora (I love that word) of both tomatoes and herbs. Also they have a HUGE selection of seeds available which I don't remember - in previous years - being readily available until late October.
At the moment Home Depot have a sale of a 9 pack of vegs for $2.50 - that's .30 cents a plant!
When I got home with my goodies, a thunderstorm had blown up so any delirious ideas about planting was squished.
Other good companion plants for broccoli are: carrots, bush beans, cukes, lettuce, potato, radish, onions and celery. Herbs include: dill, sage, basil, rosemary.
Note: Various sources do not recommend planting onions with bush beans.
|Lemon Boy with Red Sails Lettuce and Radish seed|
After the disastrous tomatoes-in-the-ground harvest of last season, I'm growing all my tomats in pots this year!
One is sharing a pot with the Red Sails Lettuce and the other is nestled in among the bush beans. I included a few radish seeds with the lettuce.
I buried a ripe banana with its skin on under both the tomats here. In years gone by I have noticed they take off once their roots reach the banana. The brick is to hold the pot down so the raccoons cannot dig banana up.
Flowerlady Lorraine over at Flowerladys Musings asked me how I prevented the raccoons digging my vegetables up, this is one of my techniques. The good old brick trick! And here's my other 'secret' weapon. Our fierce little guard dog Pikachu!
|"Did someone mention Raccoon! Let me at 'em!"|
See all that new growth? This has occurred over a four week period.
The rose is blooming it's head off! Julie over at A Succulent Life told me she uses banana peels in her rose garden and has had fabulous success with her roses.
I followed her advice about and agree that Roses go bananas for bananas! Who would have thought! Thanks Julie!