Broccoli seedlings near tomatoes? Transition to fall crops
Hope all your summer gardens are going well. I'm really having a lot of success this year and it's so gratifying being able to feed my kids homegrown organic produce.
I'm starting to think about fall crops and unsure how to transition the garden, since my summer crops will still be in full growth when I am supposed to be planting broccoli, brussels sprouts and peas. I have a 4'x8' bed that currently has tomatoes and carrots in it (half on one side and half on the other). In September, when the carrots are harvested, I was planning on putting my broccoli seedlings. But I just did some reading about companion planting and it said absolutely you cannot plant brassicas anywhere near tomatoes or peppers. If that's really the case, I'd have to wait until the summer garden is kaput in October before I can plant things, which means I might miss out on having a fall crop.
I think I also saw that it said you can't plant peas near tomatoes.
My summer garden is packed, almost every single inch in production. Zukes, melons, winter squashes, pole beans, carrots, peppers... and for the most part these could (theoretically, if all goes well with no pests, PM, etc) still be alive and productive through October. Right?
Can someone who has gardened "year round" fill in the blanks for me how you add in new crops when others are in full production?
And FWIW, for fall crops I'd like to set out broccoli, brussels sprouts, peas. I was thinking once the summer crops are done I could also set out kale, chard, spinach, and lettuce to grow through our mild winter.