Thursday, December 05, 2013

Kitchen Garden Plan for 2014

Kitchen Garden Plan for 2014.

All raised beds are 4 foot by 8 foot, except the bed with Peppers.  That one is 2 foot by 8 foot.

Doubtless this plan will change significantly as I think about it, and on whim.

The Bush Bean / Eggplant bed was this years (1) winter onion and garlic and (2) melons.  The Okra bed is not yet constructed / filled.  The Shallots / Zucchini / Summer Squash bed was this year's tomato with a few okra and cucumber.  So I am working on crop rotations, no vegetable in a repeat raised bed, next year.  All beds save one are constructed and filled.  Two need weeding and a top dressing of compost.   The strawberries need weeding, removal of straw, addition of a compost top dressing, and  a different type of anti-rabbit anti-deer cage. The potato circle will be a 1/2 barrel or similar structure.

With construction of the okra bed, all intended raised beds will be built.   I'm happy to have the infrastructure in place and the soil environment becoming established.  If luck is with us, 2014 gardening will be much easier compared with 2012 and 2013.  And more productive.  Even though this year was very rewarding.


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