Thanks to the not-so-much-winter-as-prolonged-late-fall, M and I got a head start on this year's garden. With a little trepidation and a lot of knocking on wood, we did most of our planting during the first week of March. (I know... but so far everything's coming up roses!) Just this morning I was out clipping onion tops for omelets.
So, the gridwork: it sets my type-A heart a'flutter, yes it does.
We wanted more veggie variety without adding another bed, so we're trying out a modified* version of square-foot gardening to keep ourselves neat and tidy. Here's the row breakdown, left to right:
- Box 1: lavender, lettuce, red onions, yellow onions, green onions, kale, bell peppers, squash/zucchini
- Box 2: lavender, misc. herbs, beets (2 rows), carrots (2 rows), bell peppers, long beans
- Box 3: tomatoes (coming soon!) & basil
So, why not just add a fourth garden bed? Well, we're a bit pressed for backyard real estate. And here's why:
*In which we divide our 8'x4' beds into 32 squares without 270 pages of self-congratulation.