Friday, September 5, 2014

Planting Sketch

While it is still too hot in Northern Florida to set out vegetables plants in the garden, it is never too early to plan and visualize the garden plot.  My husband planted five tomato plants:  Heirloom on one side and Cherry at the other end.  In between, there are Roma, Beefstake and Better Boy plants.  We are still looking for Yellow Tomatoes.  The rows run from north to south.

Garden Sketch
I planted nineteen (19) whole potatoes that had gone to seed from this spring's harvest.  The potatoes had well developed eyes and the potatoes were free from cuts and bruises.  This is the first time that I have planted potatoes in the fall.

Snap beans or green beans with the name of "Contender" were sowed in a double row next to the tomatoes and they were followed by Wax Beans.  The beans should mature in 40 to 60 days.  I can't go wrong with beans.

I have also made room for nine (9) plants of Kale and nine (9) plants of Mustard.  I was impressed with how well plants did last season, providing a bountiful harvest.

I don't feel the need to have the soil test because I have added so much composted organic matter as well as green manure to the otherwise sandy soil.  Before I planted the vegetables in the rows, I sparingly added regular garden fertilizer (6-6-6) and trace elements.

Last time this particular plot was used, we had corn growing and before the corn we had potatoes growing and they are heavy feeders, meaning they use a lot of nourishment; therefore, it is important that these areas be supplemented.

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