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Thursday, March 11, 2021 Gritty Walmart

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Looking forward to trying some new companion planting. Going to try carrots and garlic together. And onions and beets together. I figured out a compromise with the potatoes and garlic, which was to use all the mini potatoes and bits of damaged and rotten potatoes. With the largest garlic bulbs together with the weakest potatoes the garlic should be able to compete. The largest garlic bulbs are about the size of the smallest potatoes. Now I just need to make sure I can flood irrigate between the rows. Theres much less point in increasing density unless you have excellent irrigation. One last thought... potatoes can be spaced widely approxinately like corn, or at a medium spacing, like 4 cabbage. If I did every other row garlic that would be a medium spacing or two rows of garlic, every third row potatoes... that would be a wide spacing. I wonder if I could run pumpkin vines under the potato vines. A pain in the rear but pumpkins are a pain in the rear no matter what... the tendrils would love to grab the potato vines. I will have to stick with corn and potatoes as companions (at a wide spacing). Why are you reading this nonsense!

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