This is my 2nd year at growing veggies but first year in my new 12' by 8' raised bed, and growing from seed. Just today we put the top soil on. These are the veggies I have ready ... peppers, lettuce, snow peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and broccoli. I also might have pumpkin and cantaloupe ready in a few weeks and plan on growing watermelon and onions. Reason for not knowing about the pumpkin and cantaloupe is that while they were seeds my 21 month old son thought it would be fun to swap the name stakes about and they were slow to grow so I'm still not sure which is which! Lol
Where in the raised bed would you put these veggies? I know the tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, peppers and snow peas, already grow up the way or can be trained to grow up.
I thought that the pumpkin and melons could go on the edge and train over the raised bed and sprawl on the grass. I think that peppers need some shade so could I use the snow peas, tomatoes or cucumbers for shade?
Is this too much? Since they are not in the ground yet I can put the tomatoes or peppers in containers. I think I know what kind of spacing they all need as I had a little practice last year.
Any tips and advice appreciated!...