Garden Plan (Sample)
20 x 50 feet
1,000 square feet—Row 1 is located 12 inches from the edge of the garden, and all rows are 36 inches apart. Rows are 20 feet long.
|1||Onions plants||Feb.-March||Bush Lima Beans||June-July||Spinach||Sept-Oct.|
|2||Cabbage plants||Feb.-March||Bush Lima Beans||June-July||Beets/Chard||Sept.-Oct.|
|4||English Peas||Jan.-Feb.||(leave unplanted)||Cabbage||Aug.-Sept.|
|8||Broccoli (plants)||Feb.-March||Southern Peas||May-June||Lettuce||Sept.|
|9||Bush Snap Beans||March-April||(leave unplanted)||Broccoli||Aug.-Sept.|
|10||Bush Snap Beans||March-April||(leave unplanted)||Broccoli||Aug.-Sept.|
|13||(leave unplanted)||(leave unplanted)||Cucumbers||Aug.|
|14||Sweet Corn||March-April||(leave unplanted)||Bush Snap Beans||Aug.|
|15||Sweet Corn||March-April||(leave unplanted)||Bush Snap Beans||Aug.|
|16||Sweet Corn||March-April||(leave unplanted)||July-Aug.|
With the summer season fast approaching, I’ve been getting questions about fertilizing, primarily concerning the types of fertilizer and how much to use.I’m glad to get these questions because garden and landscape plants need fertilizer to keep them healthy and growing. Fertilizing at planting helps trees, shrubs and flowering plants get established. It also promotes shoot and root growth, flowering, and optimum fruit and vegetable harvest.
The month of May signals that it’s time for me to start planting culinary peppers in my home garden.
As warmer weather creeps in, many people find themselves spending more time outdoors and working in their yards. If you’re like me, you’ve probably made a trip or two to your local garden center looking for plants and other garden necessities. After reading over May’s garden checklist, it looks like you may need to make a few more trips. Here are some tasks to check off this month.
Mississippi’s long growing season means potential gardeners have until at least July to start growing vegetables, but the state’s ideal gardening climate also means weeds and pests are constant threats. Gardeners often grow flowers in containers to add pops of color and spots of greenery in otherwise unworkable areas, and they can be equally successful using containers to grow vegetables.
If you read this Southern Gardening column frequently, you realize that I grow much more than pretty flowers in my home garden. Besides ornamental plants, I love to grow vegetables that my wife and I can enjoy for dinner.