[NAFEX] of raspberries and peas

Caren Kirk quirky at videotron.ca
Sat Jun 27 21:46:50 EDT 2009

Unintentially I have lettuces growing in my strawberries this year. No 
problem there. Also I try and grow spinach just about anywhere I can. 
Obviously both lettuce and spinach are best at the beginning and end of 
season and don't really suffer from anything.  Chard is another good bet 
that tolerates the heat and there are some asian greens such as tatsoi that 
grow well too.

I 've only been doing this for about 5 years but it seems to me that plants 
in this category/ family don't suffer from too many diseases or pests that 
could be detrimental to fruit. However I am very zen about the whole thing 
and I'm not monitoring output to the ounce so maybe there is some subtle 
effect on crop size.

Good growing!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "fuwa fuwa usagi" <fuwafuwausagi at muchomail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2009 9:13 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] of raspberries and peas

> Gang:
> Well after 15 years of traveling out of sate each and every week, and 2.9 
> Million air mile slogged, the fluffy one is now home on a fairly regular 
> basis.  And those my eyes are bigger than my stomach in terms of what I 
> would like to do, I am limited by my city lot size.
> To that end I have started to get an interest in inter cropping fruit and 
> vegetables.  My first experiment has been planting snow peas (Super Sugar 
> Snap for those who care on the North side of my everbearing raspberries 
> (cut to the ground in spring) in a row oriented east to west.   It seems 
> to work fine.  However I am worried about introducing disease etc to the 
> soil and am wondering what people' thoughts son this are, and if you have 
> particular combinations you have tried (maybe onions planted between 
> strawberries?)
> Once again I am looking for the things I would not want to mix because of 
> disease potential and any possible synergistic effect si might get.
> Comments appreciated.
> tfb
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