Good day all!
A bit of background first. I live on a mountain with rocks and sandy clay soil in Northern Virginia. The first few years we lived here I tried ammending the soil and using the time honored row gardening with dismal results.
A couple of years ago I switched to Square Foot Gardening (modified) and had great results the first 2 years, but last year, I got NOTHING! A few late tomatoes (I know everyone had problems with tomatoes last year) but I got not one squash or cucumber! I believe that it was because I saw NO bees last year! OK, that's not true, we have about a bazillion wood borers but they're no help
We were toying with the idea of bee keeping but with so many bears here we can't even have bird feeders. So this year I am trying to bring in the bees. I planted a strip in the side yard with wild flowers (yes, this was before I read the thread about how bad the boxed seed mixes can be! ), and am putting in a flower bed in the front yard.
I also want to plant some flowers in the garden itself. I have Nasturium, marigold, and Lavender that I will put in the corners of the squares but I also want to plant Borage in the garden.
WHEW! Now on to the question (FINALLY! ). If I want to plant borage in with the tomato, squash, and cucumber plants in the squares, will it grow too tall and create a problem, or will they all just mix together and be happy?
The "beds" for the maters, squash and cukes are 2' wide by 16' long facing NW to SE in full sun.
Sorry for being so long winded but want to give as much info as possible.
Thank you all for the time and all the help so far! This is a GREAT site!