Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Garden in Early July, with Lessons Learned

 Some lessons:
  • Waaaay too much nitrogen this year: everything's shooting up and going to seed. Dig the manure into the ground next time. 
  • More space between squashes. Probably need to make something for the Japanese Pumpkins to climb.
  • Plant lettuce under tomatoes: better shade for the shade plants. 
  • Don't expect so much from the brassicas in the heat of summer. Focus on spring and fall. 
  • More calcium in the soils. Too much Blossom End Rot this year.
  • Onions & Garlic: Woot! But concentrate on the cooler species in the future. No need to spend a lot of garden space on the cheap stuff. 
  • Make sure the peas are Sugar Snaps. Much better.
  • It's much easier to stay ahead of the weeds than to play catch-up.

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