posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 03:00 PM
reply to post by DocScurlock
The point for long-time gardeners, like me, is getting rid of our standard seeds and getting some new types in exchange. I don't want to buy a whole
pack of new seeds because I can take 5 non-hybrid seeds and have 50 next year, so for just postage I can share the seeds I have and possibly receive
new ones. It's also fun to see what other people grow.
planting is a method established by Native Americans by many tribes
across the continent. It involves making a mound of dirt and planting corn, beans, and squash together. Corn is a massive nitrogen feeder and beans
can fix nitrogen into the soil; the corn also provides a climbing trellis for the beans which makes them easy to pick. The squash grows along the
ground, of course, providing shade and conserving water and creating a cooler micro-climate for all the plants' roots.
For your part-shade box mints, dill, catnip, oregano, chives, and garlic might do well. I have all of these, except oregano, to spare.
ETA: Also, your part-shade box might do fantastically with broccoli or brussel sprouts. I have some Solstice Broccoli seeds that was ready to eat just
after Solstice this past year and yummy.
edit on 12/28/2013 by Halekoch because: Added Info