Last year, I worked up a plan to help me place my plants prior to having them ready.
This helped me decide how many plans to buy/start and helped use my space.
Using the Square Foot Gardening method, I learned how to maximize my garden's space by knowing how close my plants could be. I've never done rows of plants because I normally only plant one or two plants per kind, and didn't think space wise it made sense for me.
So last year my garden looked like this:
Not bad. It really used the space well, and my garden actually looked just like the plan!
I planned it in advance, and took it outside when I was ready to plant.
This year though, I am planning an expansion! Yea!
I will be opening up the right hand side of the fence, to add an extra 8'x16'!
So now, my garden will look like this:
And then filled in!
I'm not sure if I am crazy, or just over adventurous. But this year we will be adding some new plants to the garden!
So far they include: cantaloupe, edamame, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, horseradish, sage, corn and onions.
If your trying to figure out which plants are which let me help you:
AS- Acorn Squash
P-Peppers (Bell and Jalepeno)
SP- Sweet Potatoes
T-Tomatoes (Beefsteak & Cherry)
Not pictures on plan are out herbs too:
Basil, Dill, Chives, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary
And don't forget out fruit!
We have strawberry beds, blueberry bushes, peach trees, a raspberry bush/patch, and added apple trees this year!
Phew, this summer will be busy! Thankfully the boys love to help!