Hello, my name is Jake and I'm currently studying chemistry in Sonoma, CA.
I just recently became interested in gardening produce for consumption. I figured since I could buy a plant for $3 it would be worth it, plus I've kind of always wanted to expose my green thumb.
Anyways, the weather in Santa Rosa (wine country) is terrific for growing, so I started a few small planters and a garden bed in the last few weeks.
Here are links to a bunch of pictures I took. I am looking for any advice as to plant spacing, what type of plants grow well with what I have for pest control, and any other tips you want to throw my way.
All these pictures are very high-res so you can zoom in pretty far.
[url=https://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2294/plantbed.jpg]Plant Bed[/url] - here you can see an overview of the bed I put in today. The new dirt you see where nothing is planted, behind the green/white post, is only about 1-2in thick with cardboard underneath. I am prepping this area for onions, garlic, and other Fall produce.
Inside the plant bed:
-[url=https://img8.imageshack.us/img8/4633/tomatol.jpg]Tomato[/url] - 1 tomato
-[url=https://img170.imageshack.us/img170/8337/zucinni.jpg]Zucinni[/url] - 3 zucinni
-Marigold (yellow flower)
Small Planter with trellis:
-[url=https://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1479/jalapaneopepperscucumbe.jpg]From left to right: cucumber, jalapeno, cucumber[/url] - I am going to build a wooden offshoot on either side of this planter that will allow the cucumber to grow off the planter onto the ground.
Green Pepper Planter
-[url=https://img382.imageshack.us/img382/384/greenpeps5.jpg]Green Pepper planter and a marigold[/url]
-[url=https://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3695/greenpeps4.jpg]Green pepper close up[/url]
-[url=https://img170.imageshack.us/img170/6131/greenpeps3.jpg]Green pepper close up 2[/url]
-[url=https://img172.imageshack.us/img172/479/greenpeps2.jpg]Green Pepper Spacing[/url]
Basil Planter - What is eating my basil?
-[url=https://img354.imageshack.us/img354/6578/basil4.jpg]What's eating my basil?[/url]
-[url=https://img382.imageshack.us/img382/5045/basil.jpg]What's eating my basil? 2[/url]
-[url=https://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6117/basil2x.jpg]What's eating my basil? 3[/url]
Thanks a bunch!