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2 raised beds which vegetables go together?


 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: 2 raised beds which vegetables go together? Reply with quote

Upon advice of the board I'm in the process of building 2 raised beds 8 by 3 feet and not planting in coal bags. I've read through the tutorials but apologies if I missed the following.

My question is which vegetables can be grown together as I'm getting very confused now with ph soil and certain groups of vegetables. My wishlist is tomatoes, eggplant, courgette, paksoi, peppers, runnerbeans, mangotouts, lettuce, broccoli, leeks, onion and garlic. That's what we eat and so far what I've read it seems to be a mixed bunch of vegetable groups.
No carrots, turnips, peas or parsnips and those are the ones that seem to go well together. I realize that 2 beds might be not big enough so which one of the above can I plant in growbags or pots?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomatoes aubergine and pepper are going to require heat. So grow these together. Get 2 sheets of clear corrugated plastic roofing 8 ft by 2.5ft sheets stitch them together length wise and fix one long side to the inside of your raised bed and fold the other side down to give an arch 2.5ft high, this height will allow the tomatoes plenty of time to grow up, close up each end with clear plastic.
Paksoi and broccoli are brassica so section off about 3ft. of the other raised bed to these and the put the alliums together next to them.
The lettuce can go in both beds or one which has most room.
The mange tout and runner beans are tallest and will require more room also, so containers for them, these are legumes so will go together if you are putting them in a bed.
keep a sketch of where everything is for next year so you can rotate them.
and good luck.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much. That's exactly what I needed to know. I'm rolling up my sleeves... Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If, by any chance, you do decide to include carrots, always plant them next to onions.

An old bus inspector once told me that there is an Onion fly and a carrot fly that don't like one another so, by planting them in the above way, they each repel the other's pest.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the onion and carrot trick is all about disguising one strong scent with another.
It can be a quite effective companion planting combination.
It's hard to beat netting though as a solution for the root flies.

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: How do I practise crop rotation in two raised beds? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I have a quick question that I think is related to this topic.

I have been tearing my hair out trying to find advice on how to rotate veg crops in two raised beds.

Because of space restrictions I have the raised beds side by side. They are 1m X 1m.

I am wondering how do I rotate my veg using just two raised beds to keep nutrients in the ground and pests/disease out of it Confused

Any advice would be very welcome.
Neil

P.S. I am hoping to grow Spring Onion, Carrots, Lettuce, Leeks, Onion, Chive, Runner beans, Peas, Cauliflower, parsnip, and beetroot
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

If you guy's want to do that type of gardening you need to read up on Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew see:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Lu-7FIj_g

http://www.squarefootgardening.org/

I have four 8ft x 4ft x 12inH beds with Mel's soiless mix, no fertiliser or chemicals, you just add a like home made compost after each harvest. 12" high allows you to grow root veg, potatoes, carrors, persnips. , etc.

You can mix all vegtables together and add flowerd that repel pests. I have never had such lush fas growing vegtables. My 1st earlies are flowered and ready to go, everything else is big and strong.

I highly recommend Square Foot Gardening, it so easy to work on, less watering, no weeds,uses less space, etc. and it organic too,
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Lius,

I will be looking into the Square Foot Gardening method by Mel Bartholomew.

It seems a very good system. Hopefully i can master it soon.

Thanks again.
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