Your Successful Vegetable Garden Day 6

This is the Garden Journal my friend Candace gave me several years ago. You can see the cover is faded, and decorated with coffee stains.
This is the Garden Journal my friend Candace gave me several years ago. You can see the cover is faded, and decorated with coffee stains.

Its’ Garden Tribe’s Day 6 of 21 Day Boot Camp, and today we’re going to draw out the “what” and “where” of your 2015 successful vegetable garden.

Have a good look at this --click on the image to enlarge it-- you'll see I have had some impressive failures. But I'm getting better, slowly but surely!
Have a good look at the pencil sentence in the middle –click on the image to enlarge it– you’ll see I have had some impressive failures. But I’m getting better, slowly but surely!

This was a “square foot” garden, raised beds 4′ square, so it was easy to draw.

There’s no trick to this, all you have to do is

1. Measure;

2. Identify the shade/sun orientation of your space;

3. Decide how much of each crop you want;

4. Start drawing in pencil so you can change your mind and move things around.

So, taking my 2011 garden above as an example: I wanted 8 tomatoes, and they had to be in full sun. But they cast a lot of shade by mid-summer, so they had to be at the back of the garden. But they also take up more than 1 square foot, so I staggered them. Peas are planted behind toms at the corners, which won’t shade them because the peas will be finished by the time the tomatoes are getting big.

So just get stuck in there–this is where it begins to get fun, actually putting your project into action.

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