I sat down last night and designed the garden for this year. I used growveg.com again as it’s so easy to use.
I used the same Legume-Root-Fruit-Leaf rotation as I did last year. This means that each group shifted clockwise one quarter. When designing the garden, I kept in mind the position of the sun and how plants would be shaded.
This year I added more flowers in the garden. Borage, calendula, and nasturtium are all edible flowers as well as beautiful flowers.
I also tried to mix up vegetables a bit more, but that is harder to do with the computer program than when I draw plans by hand. If I have time this month, I will draw the garden plan by hand and get even more creative with the garden.
The next step is to get my indoor seed starting set-up organized. I borrowed some grow lights from my stepdad and have picked a spot in the house to start the seeds. I need to gather supplies and then, at the end of March, start peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, and cucumbers.
Have you started your garden planning for 2012?