Last year I shared the plan for my vegetable garden with you (2011 Vegetable Garden Planning). In that post, I shared my vegetable garden plans from the last three years. Well, I thought I would share my plan for this year’s garden too…
Planning the vegetable garden is important, and it helps take the stress out of planting. Plus, I think it’s really fun to look back at all my vegetable garden plans from previous years to see how it’s progressed. This years theme is trying to utilize as much space as possible. I built new arch trellises for my beans and cucumbers, and a large arch for my squash. This way I will be able to plant cold weather vegetables under the arches, and harvest those before the climbers are mature. I will also be able to get my second crops of these cold weather vegetables planted earlier under the shade of the climbers.
I’m going to take garden planning into my other gardens this year too. I have never planned a flower garden bed before, so it will be fun. I have some thinning that needs to be done in my large garden bed and I’m planning a new bed in the front. I will fill the new bed with plants I thinned from the large perennial garden. First, I will make a list of all the plants that need to be thinned, then I will be able to come up with a plan. I will share that plan with all of you once it’s done, and of course I will share the results of my planning once the bed is all planted. I can’t wait to start planning.
Update: Check out my perennial relocation project to see the plan I created for a new perennial garden.
I’m thinking I should get some graph paper and attempt to start drawing these plans to scale. I haven’t used graph paper since high school. Anyone else use graph paper – any tips? Whew, it’s going to be a busy summer… but that’s nothing unusual.