Monday, April 16, 2012
2012 Vegetable Garden Plan
The garden is tilled and I've been working on my layout. Here's the tentative plan. My garden is actually 25 x 25. The scale is about 22 x 22. I left room for the fence and 3 feet along the sides.
I had wanted to add room for carrots, but thinking I may try them in a container. I'll also plant the marigolds between the tomatoes instead of in front of them as shown. The opening in the lower right corner will be a gate. Of course this could all change once I start planting. I'm going to use a trellis for the watermelon, pumpkins, squash, zucchini and cukes to free up space. The pole beans will be planted in a circle that I will install using field stone, so it won't be exactly square as shown. Using a circle will allow me to plant more beans too.
I'm hoping to make and place a scarecrow in the middle of the garden. My grandson loved the scarecrow last year, although it scared the crap out of me on occasion. I kept forgetting it was there, and thought someone was in the garden when I stepped out my deck, lol.
Has anyone planted garlic in the spring? My package says that I can plant it up to April 15. I know most people plant in the fall for summer harvest. I allocated space, but may plant my carrots there if I find planting the garlic now is not a good idea. Garlic masters, I need your advice. Let me know what you think about my layout, and if I should change anything or at least consider something. Do you have your garden planned?