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May 9th, 2010, 09:09 PM
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I wanted to google this but can't figure out how to word it. I heard you have to be careful with placements of certain fruits and vegetables because the tastes can affect each other. Does anyone know of a reference where I can check on that? Or know off the top of your head? Is there a rule of thumb? Here's my placements.
Row 1 - cucumbers, tomatoes, cucumbers, snap peas, yellow squash, cantaloupe
Row 2 - oregano, green beans, onions, corn
Row 3 - parsley, zucchini, carrots, zucchini, carrots, peppers, lettuce, green onions
I also have a separate planter with cilantro and basil next to each other.
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May 10th, 2010, 06:29 AM
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I personally haven't paid much attention to that stuff. We have all the tomatoes in one bed, differnt peppers in another, the vine fruits in another, and everything else in a 4th. I'll see if I can find anything when I get home from work.
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May 10th, 2010, 07:09 AM
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Thanks! We don't have raised beds. We planted directly in the soil because we have great soil and didn't want to drop money on beds. It looks like this:

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I'm wondering now... when I originally planted everything from seed, I did not follow the spacing distance recommendations because I didn't know what would even grow well. I saved all of the seed packets though so I wonder if I just replant them to the proper distance if it even matters. Hmm. I think I'm going to call my local Ace Hardware to find out.
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May 10th, 2010, 08:37 AM
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The only one I know of is cucumber and watermelon only because my dad planted them too close together when I was a kid. It was severely disappointing to take a bite into a big ol' juicy watermelon and it taste like cucumber.
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Did you end up calling Ace? What did they say?
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I did end up calling. I just hate calling my local store because they aren't very helpful. They always ask like it's a huge PITA to answer a question when they are just standing around the store doing nothing. Anyway, they said as long as I follow the directions on the seed packet and do the proper distance, the tastes should not interfere. But she was kind of short with me and seemed very not-want-to-help-anyone-else-out type of person, so I may try a different Ace tomorrow.
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Wow. Thats annoying. Do you have a local nursery by you? The guy at ours is overally helpful sometimes. He is really into plants, which is awesome.
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I've never heard of this. I would call my local Extension office if I were you instead of ACE. Too many of those stores hire kids who have no clue. The Extension office though, is a group of people trained specifically in agriculture and horticulture in the area. They also do soil testing for cheap. I think it cost $6. They were very helpful when I went up there with clippings from a couple of plants when we moved and identified them for me with no problem. They also gave me all kinds of recommendations for planting.
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I've never heard of this. I would call my local Extension office if I were you instead of ACE. Too many of those stores hire kids who have no clue. The Extension office though, is a group of people trained specifically in agriculture and horticulture in the area. They also do soil testing for cheap. I think it cost $6. They were very helpful when I went up there with clippings from a couple of plants when we moved and identified them for me with no problem. They also gave me all kinds of recommendations for planting.
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