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Old 12-30-2009, 05:28 PM
 
Location: OB
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First raised garden. Question.

Seems a waste of space to dedicate a whole raised bed for carrots and radishes. I should be able to plant carrots and radishes between other crops. Say I have a 2' x 3.5' raised bed for lettuces/leafy stuff, I shouldnt have any problems planting radishes/carrots down the middle like I have below, right? Anything I need to be concerned with?


o|o|o
_ _ _
o|o|o

o = lettuce head

| or _ = carrots & radishes
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Yes you can interplant. Keep in mind that radishes and carrots are both cool weather crops, radishes especially. I find carrots are much sweeter when planted in late summer/early fall and allowed to grow into the cooler weather. Radishes will hot up as the Spring turns to Summer and temperatures rise.
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Lynbrook
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I just read an article in Organic Gardening about interplanting. I'm planning to try it too. Seems the important thing is that it strains the soil more so its important to fertilize well. I found that my lettuce tended to bolt in the summer so I'm going to start my lettuce and carrots towards the end of summer.

Any thoughts on good mixes of crops for Spring/Early Summer?
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: oregon
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Have you looked at the Square Foot web site, it will give idea's on how to inter plant radishes and carrott even marigolds..
Need book to read.
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: OB
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Have you looked at the Square Foot web site, it will give idea's on how to inter plant radishes and carrott even marigolds..
Need book to read.
Interplanting - thats the key word and will make research much easier. Thank you all.
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