Thursday, January 07, 2010

Creating a garden plan

Creating a garden plan will assist this year in maximising growth space and create a work plan to enable me to be more precise in my attempts to grow food in the garden. It is not an allotment and has a variety of raised beds that have been used this year. I want to explore possibilities for using the walls and pergola and adding a variety of produce to be grown in containers.

The process of planning the garden :

  • create a plan using your drawing skills ( mine are basic)
  • create a plan on how your garden space can be enhanced.
  • create a list of plants that can be grown in your area( fruits, vegetables, herbs)
  • check plants that are already growing in the garden
  • create a plan of how growing space can be increased
  • analyse soil and how fertility can be increased.
  • plan when plants need to be sown, transplanted and harvested
  • work schedule for improvements

Its a work in progress, harnessing what the garden provides already and planning what can be introduced.


Notes From The Frugal Trenches said...

That's a great idea!

Bob said...

Good thinking but make sure you analyze your soil in a number of places. It's really important to know what type of soil you have, acid or alkaline, as this determines the type of plants you can have. Also make a note o where the sun shines at particular times of the day so you can see the light and shade.