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The garden is coming along nicely, although I didn't take the time to companion plant as much as I'd hoped to. This might actually bite me in the butt later in the season as the bugs hit, but for now, it seems to be working okay.

Here's what I planted this year:

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Pumpkins all along the back (outside row).
Eggplant middle center along fenceline back row
Radishes all along the front (fenceline row)
Marigolds all around the entire garden, this helps keep the rabbits out.
Row 1: Jalapeno & Cayenne Peppers, At the End: Zucchini
Row 2: Crookneck Summer Squash, Zucchini, Okra
Row 3: Cucumbers and Sunflowers - great companions in the garden
Row 4: Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Marigolds, - again, great companions
Row 5: Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Marigolds- Carrots, radishes, beets
I left a walk path between all the rows and along the sides and also planted morning glories and carrots along the sides.

The garden should be weed free with the fabric I used over the mounds and of course is self-watering too. Here's my DIY sprinkler layout here. This is our Main garden, we still have a few plants down in back of the house under the trees too. I planted later this year than I should have so I won't have fresh peas until fall (can't plant again until August!).

What are you planting this year?

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  1. nanrae's Avatar
    What is the size of your garden?
  2. Liss's Avatar
    It's about 16x20 or so. The layout above is literally exactly what we planted and where. Dh harvested 3 full 5 gallon pails of veggies day before yesterday and I spent ALL day making several batches of Fiesta Salsa, zucchini cakes, armadillo eggs and pickled jalapenos. The only downside to a garden in the south is that you have to be ready to put away your harvest on really short notice!
  3. cookjl124's Avatar
    i have two 4' x 8' raised beds... and i have snow peas, cucs, spaghetti squash, cantaloupe... all creeping up the back of the garden on dear mesh.... tomatoes and cherry tomatoes...6 plants and peppers... cubanell and bell total of 8 and carrots.... oh and i grabbed a few strawberry plants too... i on got them in the ground about 5 weeks ago and they are doing great.... ive got 3 big mama tomatoes about fist size but there still very green.... cant wait to take that first bit... thank you for your posts and very helpful info...