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.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

garden plans

So far, this is what I have for my garden plans. Maybe a draft, but for now it's a start. I'm working on detailed plans for the plantings in the front three beds of my community garden. I want to make them look really nice.

my 2017 home garden plan

my 2017 community garden plan



Blogger Unknown said...

Plans look nicely organized, good use of space. It would be helpful to your "fans" like me to have a few dimensions labeled on your home garden drawing. Thanks!

January 28, 2017 11:37 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Sure. I'll add some numbers. For now, The five smaller beds are each 12x 4ft. I think the 2 larger end beds are 14x5 but I'll check. The fences at the short sides of the garden are 16 ft.

January 29, 2017 1:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, looks great, Kathy. You certainly pack a lot into your community garden. DebS.

January 29, 2017 10:25 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Kathy,
Feels like spring already...
Would you mind sharing what kind of lumber you used for your garden beds and where you bought it, any special corner brackets, etc. I am thinking of adding a couple of 5'w x 6'l x 10"h boxes and after reading about treated wood, composite material, and looking of the cost of the natural cedar, I feel quite confused. Possibly you had written about this before, would appreciate if you direct me to past postings.

January 29, 2017 8:11 PM

Blogger CHRIS said...

hi. what guidelines do you use for plant spacing? i agree with the other reader... you fit so much! i've heard the "square foot planting method" can work well in raised beds but have always wondered what your thoughts were on it... esp since the spacing on seed packages sometimes seems a bit excessive in the home garden when working with super compost rich raised beds... every year, i seem to get some things just right without wasting space, some things too far apart and some that are just way to close together to grow well/healthy! as i sit here working on this year's garden plan, i can't help wonder how my favorite local expert handles this in her own garden :)

February 01, 2017 9:14 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Very organized garden planning.

February 02, 2017 6:25 PM

Anonymous Larry said...

Awesome plans! What program did you use?

April 17, 2017 9:02 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Larry. For my plans I use MicroSoft Power Point. Not a garden planning app, but a general drawing program.

April 17, 2017 9:28 PM


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