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¬†We apologize for not keeping current with our blog in the Fall of 2010. Unfortunately, we had some devastated news that Nora had inoperable terminal lung cancer. We have been engaged in a battle to prolong her life since , a battle I am sorry to say, we will not be able to win.
  As has been our theme throughout life , we endeavor to promote life. This book, and the attention given to it , has evolved out of our sincere hopes that our children, as well as those who read it, will strive to make this world we live in a more hospitable place to reside. We firmly believe that utilizing the companion planting process is by far the most natural compliment to growing food that nature intended.
  Using heirloom seeds, as they were intended, insures the integrity of the species, as well as maintaining the availability that God has given man , not some corporate megalomaniacs , that want to dominate man to his own injury.
  This text is for those who want a concise form on information, without having to pour over volumes of websites, and text books. We have already done this. We have successfully applied the information, and are more than satisfied with the results, we hope you are too.

 In a world that increasingly will demand that we strive to help each other , this is our gift to you, we hope that you will derive some benefit from it. May God Bless , and keep you safe.

Raul & Nora Rodriguez


Victory Garden News and Tips: Going over Garden layout & what to plant

Find all you need to build a successful organic garden , with companion planting. Canning charts for harvest, as well as compost guide.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Going over Garden layout & what to plant

Well, thought I was off the hook for awhile, but Nora has been ingrossed in the planting think tank. So we revisited the dynamics of "what are we planting this year?". .... Since we are enlarging the garden , to accomodate R & D, as well as increase the production for canning purposes, our 1st approach is to determine how many plants we are capable of planting in the garden area. Our area is 40'x 50'ft.; we have some design criteria that is easy to apply to determine our rows, and how many plants..... Our rows will be spaced 3 ft. apart, so 50 divided by 3 equals 16.6 rows e.g. 16 rows , our plant spacing per row is roughly 24" inches / 2ft. , so 40 divided 2 equals 20; so we will have a minimal capacity of 16 x 20= 320 plants. Now depending on the type of plants, this may increase,since some spacing for other plants may not require 24"inches. ..... Then comes the breakdown of what to plant, & where. This year we are rotating our crops , since it is not good to plant the same plants in the same place from one year to the next..... Our yard backs up to woods , where Rocky the squirel & company have an observation post , and plan there invasion stradegy each year. They were very succesfull, until we implemented the companion planting system, whereupon our collateral damage on both sides diminished (a sigh of relief from the PETA crowd). IN addition Rodger the rabbit made a vicious attack upon our neighbors garden, so we were elated that our 1st line of defence held off the neccesity for any covert operations.... Now if you really want to know what companion plant works well with what , we suggest getting our book with the reference tables in it, and much much more valuable information to start your successful organic garden at



  • At February 6, 2010 at 12:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love it! Now if you really want to know what companion plant works well with what... buy the book! I'm going to buy the book.


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