This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

potato plot with marigolds

marigolds and potatoes
potato plot with marigolds flea beetles on potatoes
The marigolds I added to the potato bed look very nice. It distracts me from looking at the flea beetles and all the little holes in the potato leaves. So that's good. I'm not sure how to tell if they help. I probably need to give it some time and see if the beetles go away.

By the way, the wood slats between the potato rows are for me to step on without making footprints that compress the soil. I made this bed a little too wide....

Other potato companions are beans and eggplants. I planted soybean seeds in a row next to the potatoes and they are just starting to sprout. I bought a 6-pack of eggplant seedlings that I'll plant in this bed soon. It was the last pack of eggplants at the nursery I went to. I'm looking for another pack to add in. I'll plant these in those empty spaces...

Solanum tuberosum



Blogger Tina said...

Hope this works! Really pretty. I love to watch your garden growing.

May 30, 2008 7:41 AM

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May 30, 2008 11:52 AM

Anonymous Debbie Weinstein said...

When our neighbors trees left us without sun, we had given up veggie gardening for ~10 years. Pots on the deck were OK but not real satisfying. Our neighbor cut down a few trees giving us back sunshine. You've inspired me to get back to the veggies this year. Thanks!!!!

June 02, 2008 11:05 AM


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