Here you can see the plan for this year in all the different beds:
Garden Plan 2012 | Garden Plan 2011
We practice crop rotation, so each bed moved over one again this year. It helps the soil recover from particularly needy plants and to reduce the number of pests, since we try to garden organically. This year I’m on the lookout for those squash vine borers that killed my zucchini and summer squash last year.
There’s a bed solely devoted to tomatoes (with marigolds for natural pest protection). As usual, I will start the tomato seedlings ahead of time from seed in a few weeks. The flower bed (dahlias, snapdragons and zinnias) and vines bed (cucumbers, squash, zucchini, musk melons) will be the same as last year.
In the bed with the beans, carrots and herbs I’m making a couple of changes. This year I’m adding sugar snap peas to the rotation, on the bean tower. Peas are a spring crop and green beans are a summer crop, so I can actually do both in the same spot. I’m also going to plant rainbow swiss chard in this bed where I had radishes last year.
Now if we could just get the weather to warm up... where is that early spring we were supposed to see?