Author Topic: Combination planting  (Read 956 times)


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Combination planting
« on: March 20, 2020, 04:19:07 pm »
I generally plant only one vegetable per box.  But in this era of social distancing, when we can't go to the store as often, I'm expanding my garden to grow more veg at home.

I plan to plant some bush beans for the first time (as my kids will reliably eat them).  Could I do a combination box with corn and bush beans?  Or would this be insane?

Just wonder if anyone has stories of successful combination boxes they planted that weren't officially on the EB approved list.

tom j

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Re: Combination planting
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 05:42:04 pm »
I have done a lot of combining, especially when a particular variety does not germinate well and gives me bare spots. This past few months I have tried the EB Jr size, and they are particularly good for combinations--easier to handle and move around, and useful for the more shallow rooted vegs. There is no particular pattern to what I have combined--I just filled holes with what I wanted to grow.

My EBs are all inside a small heated greenhouse in Colorado.  Right now I have the following combinations doing well:  In EB Jrs--Beets and leaf lettuce, leeks and leaf lettuce. In regular size EBs: spinach and pole beans, spinach and snow peas, lettuce and bunching onions, zucchini and yellow squash.