Saturday, April 19, 2014

Garden Plans - Creating Yours

Garden plans are part of vegetable gardening, putting your garden plan on paper will help you determine what you will be growing and where to plant it.

 Garden plans should include crop rotation and companion planting 

When creating your vegetable garden keep in mind if you want to grow an organic vegetable garden companion planting and crop rotation will play an important role.  Of all the vegetables you will be growing in your garden Rhubarb and Asparagus are the most common perennials.  If you are growing these you need to find a spot for them before planning the rest of your vegetable garden.

To plan your garden take a look at your yard, maybe even draw up a rough plan of your property with your house, patio, etc. in the plan.  This will give you a better idea of where to place your vegetable garden and how much room you will have for your garden.

When you have selected the location for your vegetable garden, keeping in mind the amount of sunshine the location will receive, the soil and the level of land.  Read more on this my organic vegetable garden page.

Now to create your garden plan use a piece of paper to draw it out, think about what vegetables you like to keep in your fridge and decide which ones you will be growing in your garden.  Lettuce, peas, beets, chard, carrots, radishes, potatoes and green beans are fairly easy to grow.  You’ll have to decide whether you have room to grow all the plants you want in your plan.

When you have decided what vegetables your want to include in your plan and how much room to will have to grow them, then take a look at companion planting to make sure you get the best out of every harvest.  As an example Peas and Carrots grow very well together.


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