The madness begins! I already have all of the seeds I plan to plant, with the exception of the ground cherries, because I am a smart cookie and ordered my spring seeds with my order last fall. Here’s to thinkin’ ahead!
If you will notice, the garden layout is slightly different this year… larger. We are taking over the whole garden this year and then will split the harvest with our neighbor (who owns the plot). This means that we not only have more space to cram veggies in, but now we can plant a larger variety of things without it looking like we just threw a bag of mixed seeds over the fence.
Each little square on the plan is one square-foot since we are using the “square-foot gardening” method and now we have a 32′ x 24′ space (768 square feet) to plant in. We do need paths though. So not all 768 square feet will be solid plants. But we will be using 16′ foot cattle panels bent into an arch across the first two long beds to trellis viney crops onto like our pumpkins, ground cherries, and cucumbers. In the shade beneath the viney crops, we will be growing shade loving plants like leafy greens and a few herbs. The tomatoes and bush beans will have their own supports.
We will be planting:
14 pickling cucumbers
14 ground cherries
14 Amish pie pumpkins
135 Simpson black seed lettuce
162 Thai basil
126 giant leek
63 celery (already established)
468 Contender bush beans
108 bunching green onions
432 Danvers half-long carrots
432 Detroit red beets
4 paprika peppers
16 California wonder bell peppers
28 potato hills
10 Mammoth Red Rock cabbage
108 bulb onions
2 blueberry bushes (already established)
1 fig tree (already established)
Phew! Amazing that you can fit so much into such a small space.