Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I know I am not doing right by my peppers

Look at how crowded they are! I wanted to put them up front but last year I had potatoes up there and you're not supposed to follow them with peppers. So I put them here but still haven't had the heart to pull up all the beets.
This bull's blood beet doesn't have much of a root but this variety is largely grown for its tops. I do have more in back that I can let mature.
I just love that red! I actually pruned a few leaves of this to let in a little light for my peppers. I know that's feeble but it's early yet.
My overplanting does reduce any weed's chance.
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frazzledsugarplummum said...

Gorgeous red! I am going to have a severe case of overcrowding too. lol Maybe I will have to dig up more grass. Some 'experts' recommend wide spacing ...others close...who knows. Does it really matter if the soil is rich enough and you like them young and tender anyway? Keeping the weeds down has got to be a good thing ...right? They don't get to take out nutrients and we don't have to weed.