The Last Garden Layout Design

Now that I am retired, I am spending more time gardening, rainy days on the web.  Perhaps I started too early this year.

On 3/16 I started Corno Roso peppers, Pomodor Marzano Plum Toms, Beef Steak Toms, Lettuce, Eggplant, Hungarian, Bell and Anaheim peppers, Cabbage, Cauliflower and Marigolds in trays in the greenhouse. The next week was cold and dark. No luck, I reseeded again on 4/3, too soon to say now.  The other day, 4/6, another three trays.  Cucumber, Cantaloupe, Peppers, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Marigolds and a bunch of Fennel.  I like Fennel.

The first seeds are in ground on April 6th.  They are Snow Peas, Radishes, Beets and Lettuce. In the next day or two I will transplant a BlackBerry bush, and start from roots Asparagus and Rhubarb. I will plant a bunch of Garlic bulbs also.

I pretty much change the layout of the garden each year, it gets better and better.  I never finished the hardscape pathways because I always planned to change the layout next year.  Well, now that I am retired, I will be finishing the patio and the paths.

The final layout is four plots, three four feet wide and one five feet for the Blackberry and the Zuccs. The plots are 5, 14 and 17 feet long.  Yes, I know, these aren't the 4 by 4 plots like in follow the book "Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work". With the smallness of the yard, I chose to skip the cross paths.

This is the year I add a new plot, about 80 sqft (4x20). I will be getting more pavers, fence, and soil conditioners.  This brings the acreage under cultivation to 0.007 acres or 288 sqft.


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