There are a few things I really needed to know before planting the items we chose to plant.
First: was that Tomatoes need a pole or a cage in order to grow properly, and that the pole or cage needs to be placed while the plant is still very small so that you don’t damage the roots putting in the pole or cage once the plant is large, therefore having large roots as well. I also could have planted them in pots to save the space our small box for something else.
Second: Green Squash (zucchini) needs lots of room, it grows to be about a 4 foot by 4 foot bush. If you sprout a lot of seeds you need to thin them out as they grow, When I told Stephanie she had to pull something green out of the ground and let it die, she just couldn’t. So now we have very crowded Squash:
I did manage to pull a few out of the ground and put them in pots, these with more room gave flowers much earlier and have larger leaves:
Third: Cucumbers are vines (no I did not know that) and they will need a trellis as they grow:
So therefore we should not have put the Cilantro behind the Cucumbers:
Fourth: Beans grow slower than Tomatoes and also need a Trellis, so we shouldn’t have put them behind the tomatoes.
This is the first time we plant anything, so it’s a miracle we’ve made it this far. The Tomatoes have flowers, and I found a tomato hiding in the vines!
I found all this information from a cool guy on YouTube: GrowingYourGreens.com
Are you guys growing anything?
~Sonia BartonPin It