Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gardening Companions- Lettuce and Tomatoes

Space is always tight in our garden and each year I try to find new ways to get the biggest crop from our small garden.

This year our tomatoes and lettuce are sharing a raised bed together and I've loved how it has worked out! While the tomato plants are still small, the lettuce and spinach are flourishing. Once the tomato plants crowd out the lettuce it will be about the time the weather gets too warm for lettuce.

I have read that tomato plants will shade the lettuce as the weather warms up helping to extend the harvesting time of lettuce and spinach. We'll see how it goes.

Dinner tonight
: Balsamic vinegar chicken salad with fresh strawberries, lettuce and spinach from the garden.

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