Even in a decent year, it often seems like we ride the edge of disaster. Case in point:
|Ok - that's a day away from "uh oh."|
|Some between row cultivation and some in row weeding and it looks better.|
Broccoli and onions were actually part of our SARE funded study from a few years ago along with our bean/potato research. If you are interested, you could view this:
A quick summary could be this: we found planting onions and brassicae in the same bed to be an issue for the onions. Since that time, we've found that adjacent bends help with cabbage looper and cabbage worm. We are now tinkering with three versus four rows of onions per bed and with the frequency of the in-row companion (marigold, for example) with the brassicae. In the next few weeks, we will undersew some cover crops in select rows and see what that does for us.
And now, you know more about some of our crops than you ever wanted to!