For the past few years I've done a container garden on my boyfriends patio. This year I have a side yard with lots of sun and I'm trying to figure out how to arrange a real garden.
I am planting:
4-5 colors of tomatoes (4 heirlooms and 1 unknown seeds that were given to me)
Multicolored bell peppers & Gypsy Peppers (all sweet)
Purple Carrots & other multicolored carrots
Petite Yellow Watermelon and Queen Anne's Pocket Melon
Zucchini and Squash
The area is broken up into three squares 42 inches by 42 inches.
I've been told that this is an over whelming amount to for a first time ground garden. But most of these I had great luck with in containers. Only new additions are the more exotic: Kohlrabi, Pak Choi and melons and carrots.
So my question. I know that tomatoes and peppers in ground need 1 square foot per plant, but is it OK to plant multiple types (and colors) of tomatoes next to each other? I know peppers and tomatoes should not share space.