Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My 2010 Vegetable Garden Planning

Last year, after having a moderate success with my little veggie patch, I have decided to plant and try new veggies this year. Also, after doing some research I found out that I can basically have two different veggie gardens i.e. Spring garden and Summer Garden. There are some vegetables that like cooler weather and cab be grown during spring time, and of course there are others that like hot summer weather and can be grown in summer.

Its already mid January, and I just can’t wait for spring to arrive. To give head start to my beet roots, I had already planted them in late fall (late Nov). Hopefully, I will see some signs of beet greens by the beginning of March. This year, I am thinking of being a little organized. So I have created a layout for my spring and summer veggie garden.

I have only one veggie patch, so I plan to utilize the same area for both of my gardens. Also, I have some leftover seeds from last summer, and got some seeds from friends so I think I won’t be buying many seed packets this year.

Here are my spring and summer garden plans.

I don’t know how much I will stick to this:), but I think starting with a plan in my mind is a good start. Oh also, the plans are made considering companion planting, so each plant will help the neighboring plant in its growth and also in some cases protect from harmful pests. You can find a lots of information on internet for companion planting.

I have also planted watermelon and eggplant seeds in little peat pots. Last year, I didn’t have any luck with my eggplants and watermelon plants, so this year I decided to start much earlier. This might be too early to start them indoors, but I plan to plant some more indoors in late march. Let’s see which plants do the best.

I will upload a photo of my garden, once I have things growing in full fledge:)

Apart from the garden patch, I will be growing other small plants in pots. Last year I had planted Chili, Lemon Grass, Mint, Meyers Lemon, Sweet Basil and Thai Basil in pots. All of these are surviving except the Thai Basil. I just can’t wait for the weather to warm up, when I will have a lush green veggie patch, and a part of my patio covered with planters.

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Asha said...

WOW!! That is a great plan.I don't plan but depending on the success of a veg last year, I will decide which one to plant as I go in Summer! :))

My Summer garden here.

Nehal said...

Thanks Asha. Your garden looks wonderful. It will take me a while to reach at the level you are:)I just started gardening last year. Hopefully I will make some progress this year:).

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