rainbowgardener wrote:You're referring to the idea that black walnut trees inhibit the growth of other plants? I think this is a bit over-rated. You didn't say how big your tree is. Obviously you aren't going to plant veggies right next to any big old tree, because they will be shaded out. But I have a huge old black walnut. Right under it, I have planted a hydrangea, a viburnum and a shade flower garden. All are doing fine.
The tree is actually right next to the bed, but with our exposure we get sun from 7 am to about 4 pm in that spot. Last year my tomatoes did ok( only my first year gardening so not sure what constitutes great) but I rotated the plants to allow for more sun( they got so big that they blocked the sun). I think I'm just being paranoid but I have big dreams for homemade salsa this year. I will post pictures of the tree soon