This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

2013 garden plans

Garden plan 2013
While snowed in, I worked on my Garden Plan for the coming season. Its just a guide for me, and I don't follow it to the letter. The most important parts of the Plan are making sure the locations of the potatoes and roots are rotated. Also, reminding me that there is a limit to the amount of space I have and I shouldn't go too crazy with planting seeds.

A couple things I plan to do differently this year:
- Move the cucumbers to a bed of their own so they don't over run the eggplants.
- Grow only half as many Butternut squash, 5 plants instead of 10.
- Try shell beans (Jacob's Cattle and Cannelloni), since beans do OK in my shadier plots.
- Grow more carrots, beets, and onions.
- Grow a row of heirloom tomatoes in my sunniest spot at home (in my cold frame), and a row of late-blight resistant tomatoes at my community plot.
- Don't plant basil under the tomatoes again in case I want to spray the tomatoes. (I lost my basil last year.) Probably nothing should be under the tomatoes.
- Save more seeds. I want to pick 2 or 3 of my favorite crops and begin saving their seeds.

Labels:

2 Comments:

Blogger Mike the Gardener said...

That is a great plan .... I have mine written in words, but not drawn up in diagram format yet. Waiting for the snow to melt to get exact measurements. I am adding new blueberry and raspberry bushes this year.

February 12, 2013 1:43 PM

 
Anonymous Morgan said...

I love your garden layout.

I do find that creating a garden design is essential, which a lot of people I've spoken to over look.

The amount of times that I've created them on paper, which always seems to get lost not matter how careful I am with them.

I found a great one over at growaveg.com, this one really helped me out. The only trouble I find now is sometimes needing someone to help with the computer side. :)

The Blooming Oasis

February 24, 2013 1:52 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home





  • JOHNNY'S SELECTED SEEDS
  • BAKER CREEK RARE SEEDS
  • FEDCO SEEDS
  • SANDHILL PRESERVATION






  • your ad here

      kathy@skippysgarden.com












    garden garden garden garden garden garden garden garden garden garden
      How to sow spinach seeds
      How to grow from seed tape
      How to plant carrots by seed tape

      "A well planned garden
      bathed in rain and sun.
      A faithful laborer...
      and the harvest shall come."
      ...Nancy Simms Taylor

        You can email me at kathy@skippysgarden.com

        Subscribe to
        Posts [Atom]

        © All materials on this site are protected by US copyright and may not be reproduced for commercial purposes without my permission. Please include a link to this site for all noncommercial uses.