Are you having a hard time controlling the urge to start planting Spring vegetables? I am!! There are new buds of growth on the trees and blossoms have burst forth bringing with them the excitement of things to come (or grow!) But…it is still a little too cool in the mornings for spindly little seedlings.
In a bid to control my desire to throw caution to the wind and just jump in and start planting, I have been working on my garden plan for Spring 2013. This activity prompts me to think about basic crop rotation. It also forces me to take a reality check on the space available and number of plants that will fit.
My plan is just a plan, it is not a rigid plan because as the months progress I tend to shuffle things around as required and fill any gaps with more vegetables. The first planting of the season looks neat and lovely, it tends to end up a little more jumbled by the end of the season as some plants work and others do not.
When I complete my plan I take into account the harvest quantities from the previous year. This is our third Summer with my garden beds and I am still working on planting the perfect number of plants to produce the desired harvest for our family needs. The fact that I keep finding new vegetables and various varieties of others does not help!! I think we need a farm instead of a backyard…
If you are interested in reading my previous plans you can find the Autumn plan here.
The plans below show some plants that are already in the ground (such as the onion, garlic, leeks, shallots …) plus the plants that I will be planting in the coming months. These plans are expected to show what is growing in each vegetable bed or planting area in my garden in 2 months time.
If you are unsure which vegetables are suitable to plant in your Spring garden, grab a copy of my free Seasonal Garden Planner to get you started and ready for a bumper harvest in a few months time.
*My garden plans and planting guide are based on a temperate climate. We live in the Bellarine region. There are some fruit trees and other pots near the house that are not included in the plan.
I will be publishing pictures and providing an update on my garden and the things we have been doing this month as part of my Garden Collective Post so be sure to come back here to take a look and wander through my garden on Monday.
Do you make a garden plan? Is it something like this?
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