Here is the vegetable garden planting list!
In this post, I’ll provide you with a list of the plants we are growing (or attempting to grow). I’ll also link to my video with a tour of the garden!
We are so excited for this year’s growing season. So many people have jumped on the gardening bandwagon.
Without further ado, here are the plants we are growing:
VEGETABLE GARDEN BED NUMBER ONE:
This is our Brassica bed. We’ve planted garlic, along with Patterson onions(good storage onion variety), and Marigolds as companion plants. The following are our Brassicas:
Rainbow Lacinato Kale, Diciccio Broccoli, Champion Collard greens, Vates Blue Curled Kale, Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts, Piracicaba Broccoli
VEGETABLE GARDEN BED NUMBER TWO:
On to our “Three Sisters,” squash and beans, plus a little bit of corn(with Marigolds and garlic):
Zucchini, Banana Melon, Honeynut squash, Canada crookneck squash, Winter Red Kuri squash, Sunset runner beans, Tar Heel runner beans, Lazy Wife Greasy runner beans, Margaret’s Best runner beans, Scarlett runner beans, Blue Jade Dwarf sweet corn
VEGETABLE GARDEN BED NUMBER THREE:
We have our ongoing Marigolds and garlic, (I also threw in a couple of Scarlett Runner beans) plus:
Parade cucumber, pickling cucumber, Rainbow Swiss chard, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, New Zealand spinach, Bloomsdale spinach, Red radish
VEGETABLE GARDEN BED NUMBER FOUR:
This would be the potato, pea, and bean bed. There are Marigolds here, too, but no garlic or onions. They don’t get along with potatoes in the garden:
Red potatoes, white potatoes, pinto potatoes(marble-y red and white), Lena Sisco Bird Egg runner beans, Trionfo Violetto runner beans, Tom Thumb Pea, Sugar Magnolia Pea, New York Improved eggplant
VEGETABLE GARDEN BED NUMBER FIVE:
This is one of the tomato and pepper beds, into which we sneak other plants:
Marigold, garlic, Red Cored Chantenay carrots, Beets, Golden Wax bush beans, Opalka tomatoes, Green Zebra tomatoes, 1 Honey Drop cherry tomato plant, Upstate Oxheart tomatoes, Matchbox hot pepper, Basil, Hyssop
VEGETABLE GARDEN BED NUMBER SIX:
Our other tomato and pepper bed:
Marigold, garlic, Red Cored Chantenay Carrots, Beets, Blue Lake bush beans, Super Hot chili peppers, Maya Habanero peppers, Yellow pear cherry tomatoes, Principe Borghese sundried tomatoes
PROBLEMS IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN
As of now, midsummer, we are having the usual difficulties in the garden. There are little green caterpillars on the undersides of the Brassica leaves, which become the white cabbage moths. I hand-pick those off the leaves and place them in soapy water. I’ve actually caught the moths in my hands and led them to the same fate.
Joel found our butterfly net, so I might give that a go, as well.
I’ve also treated the Brassica plants with this Cabbage Pest Deterrent, which is very effective, as well as organic.
The tomatoes look so sad this year. I wish I could report otherwise, but it appears that a type of flea beetle has attacked. We also had a hot, dry spell followed by a cold snap, followed by more dry heat, and finally followed by our current damp, humid rain. Most of the leaves curled, and we haven’t seen too many flowers yet on the plants.
To treat the flea beetle problem, I smeared “Tree Tanglefoot” on the outside of plastic yellow cups, turned upside down in the garden bed. This works very well. The bugs stick to it and that’s that.
At this point, the tomatoes appear to have rejuvenated.
Fingers are crossed!
If you don’t have access to Tree Tanglefoot, I’ve read that Vaseline is worth a try. The key is to use a yellow cup or yellow-painted stick. They are attracted to the color yellow, for some reason. I’ve also read that the same is true for aphids, if that is an issue in your garden.
So far, that’s it for the problems. But I’m sure more will develop.
EXTRA PLANTING SPACE
In addition to the raised beds, this year I’ve added a few small planters and boxes to get a slightly larger yield.
There are two small boxes for additional potatoes, a couple of bag planters for beans, some bushel baskets for beans and corn, and the old washtub now holds beans and corn as well.
For a look at the way it is set up, check out the VIDEO.
I have to hand-water these extra containers as I don’t have the drip irrigation set up for them. That’s actually good, because then I take a look around at everything else in the garden while I’m at it.
You might wonder why I cram so many types of plants together? I find that companion planting works great when it comes to vegetable gardening. If you haven’t tried this, I strongly encourage you to do so.
HERE is a link to my favorite book about companion planting.
Not only do good plant companions help each other in their growth and strength, they sometimes help fend off pests and diseases. Plus, they are very often quite lovely together.
The “Three Sisters” grouping in a garden is one such companion planting practice. The Three Sisters are described as: beans, corn, and squash. A friend of mine told me of a fourth “sister,” sunflowers.
I’ll have to try that sometime.
Check out this post: “No Green Thumb, No Problem,” for more gardening tips.
Meanwhile, I’d love to know what is growing in your garden?
See the video HERE.
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