Planting some new seeds.

TheExcitedGrowerFebruary 4, 2013

Hey guys! Well as you know I started my garden recently, its turning out ok except for my cucumber plants dieing.. RR... Either to much sun or not the season. Anyways I got some new seeds today. Radishs, Pepper '' California Wonder ", and Arugula. Now I don't want to create a new bed since I just recently created 2 beds for tomatoes and parsely. So I was wondering, is it possible to just flip some rows of soil in my back yard which is flat and low grassed, then add soil? How will radishs and Arugula grow? Will weeds get them? will grass take over? As for the pepper i'm potting them. Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ceth_k(11)

Will weeds get them or will grass take over? It all depends on your attitude toward your garden. A lot of your questions that you asked can only be answered by actually doing it and see the outcome for yourself. No one could really tell you what's gonna happen if you do or don't do something because they don't live next door to you and see you through every steps of the way. No easy way around, over, or under it. Do it, and accumulate experience along the mistakes(they are inevitable). Wish you have a successful vege growing experience. And please come here often and share your joy of gardening (preferably AFTER doing your best for it, not BEFORE)

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 3:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

is it possible to just flip some rows of soil in my back yard which is flat and low grassed, then add soil?

Possible? Sure. Common practice? No. Recommended? No. Limited possibilities of success for lots of reasons if done that way and successful production is the ultimate goal, right?

But many folks like to experiment so as already mentioned you will learn a lot about what not to do next year in the process.

Dave

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 10:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sunnibel7 Md 7(7)

I started a garden once by removing the sod, then adding compost to the soil underneath. It wasn't the best, it wasn't the worst. Whether or not weeds take over will be determined by your diligence in removing them. Preferably when they are small. Or if you choose to use mulch once your seeds are up. Now grasses taking over, that could be a real struggle depending on the type of grass. If it is a bermuda grass lawn... You have your work cut out for you. You could potentially interplant your radish and arugala with your tomatoes, harvesting the arugala and radish as the tomato plants get large. Just some ideas. Cheers!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 10:40AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wally_1936(8b)

It could depend on what type grass you are talking about. Here in Texas the grass has to be killed before any plantings as our grass [Bermuda) will overtake almost anything it can. When I was up in Indiana some of the farmers there have gone to spraying roundup at the same time as planting the seed crop.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 11:48AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

You might want to do some research into what are called Lasagna Garden beds - multiple layers of materials just built on top of existing ground. Lots of info about them on the web. Just Google 'lasagna gardening'.

Dave

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 11:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
luckynes13(6a)

I was going to suggest interplanting too. You can also grow your peppers in pots if you want. If you clear out your dead cucumbers , you can plant there too.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 12:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Avocado101(9A Southern California)

is it possible to just flip some rows of soil in my back yard which is flat and low grassed, then add soil? NO.

It would be best if you shoveled the sod off the patch. Those grasses have tendency to regenerate if you don't remove them.

For seeds to plant, look up a planting schedule for your area. Below is one of them. Since you live in a warmer part of the country, you can garden year around.

Here is a link that might be useful: Florida vegetable planting Calendar

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 11:42PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
tomatoes
What's your favorite?
sweetgardenangel
New garden: Cheap raised beds or quality large planters?
Hi all, Starting to plan the garden this year, which...
pegleg48
How to identify pressure treated lumber?
I live near an empty plot of land home site that has...
uscjusto
Boo hoo! Purple sprouting broccoli didn't survive the winter!
I was looking forward to early broccoli this year....
ffreidl z5a
good weed fighters
Am looking for ideas to fight off weeds. Currently...
sepulvd
Sponsored Products
Nut Splitter by Alessi
$26.00 | Lumens
1900 Round Table - Medium - Fermob
$736.00 | HORNE
Small Tulip Check Travel Pouch
$32.00 | Horchow
UMA Enterprises 4 Shelf Corner Etagere - Decorative Leaves - 63292
$139.99 | Hayneedle
Herman Miller | Braboâ„¢ Club Chair
YLiving.com
Augusta Bird Cage
Grandin Road
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™