Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Class notes: Veggie Gardening

Veggie Gardening
Kathy Whitman - OSU Master Gardener

Plant what you like to eat.

  • Don't plant what you don't like!
  • Don't plant too much. Consider how many zucchinis and cucumbers one plant will produce - tomatoes too. Maybe 2 cherry type, 2-3 large type. Decide what type of beans and peas - bush of climbing. (Climbing veggies need a structure to climb on) Be sure to get cages for tomatoes.

Plant with good companions

Cool season crops (plant in March)

  • broccoli
  • spinach
  • lettuce

Plant herbs you will use - parsley, chives, thyme, oregano, sage

Plant flowers for cutting - cosmos, zinnias, ammi majus, snapdragon, sweet peas

Use mulch to keep weeds down

Use a drip hose, if possible. If not, water in the am so the leaves can dry before nightfall.