Spring Garden Planning…I am so relieved to get this finished, it’s been on my mind!
I try to give consideration to these 6 things, the best I can with my planning…
Certain vegetables grow well near each other and others, not so much. Also, companion planting can help deter certain pests common to some plants. Tui Home & Garden have this useful guide.👇
I try to switch growing spots for plants each growing period where possible. This helps reduce diseases & pests aswell as helping soil build up nutrients & not get depleted of them.
It’s hard to believe those tiny seedlings will get big…but they will! I follow guidelines of spacing, so that plants grow the best they can as they have more access to the nutrients/sun/water they need & to allow good air circulation.
4)Shade of Other Plants.
I consider how big things will grow & plant taller plants at the rear, so as not to shade plants behind them.
If you have lived at your place for a while, you will be familiar as to how the sun tracks throughout the day. I use this to help utilize the sunniest spots for those plants requiring full sun & I plant ones that will tolerate more shade, in the shady areas.
Knowing any windy spots enables this to be factored in. For example, I have a few areas that front the wind so I won’t plant corn that can be blown over in wind, instead planting that in a more sheltered position.