Its been cold like most everywhere so I’ve been focused on staying warm. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to cold weather. Yesterday I decided to buck up and get my garden plans on paper.
Planning ideas have been roaming my thoughts for awhile. Do you have your garden space picked out? The best place to begin a garden is with a plan, simply get out your graph paper and sketch.
If graph paper isn’t available you can use any type of paper to fill in; write in pencil making sure you have a good eraser because it’s easy to forget things. The space I sketched out is where I’ll grow additional veggies and flowers. We have two other planting areas on our farm that I’ll share later.
Lots to Accomplish
I have a lot to accomplish with this space; the planning was based on four key things:
- Hours of Shade
- Hours of Sunlight
Most of the garden is already in place so reaching my goal should be pretty easy. The main thing I want this year is a salad garden and raspberries. I’ve also added additional space for tomatoes and 4 more raised beds.
I would never recommend implementing a garden project like this in one season, this is a large space and unless I had unlimited time on my hands it would be overwhelming to accomplish in a short period of time. Not impossible it just might not be as enjoyable.
Breaking Things Down
Breaking your plans down into small sections is really smart. You’ll become less frustrated and not feel so pressed for time to get everything accomplished all at once.
The thing to remember is gardening inspires ideas that will always help you move forward with new ideas. When we rush through the process we can miss out on the little treasures of detail that make a garden unique.
If you need some help putting your space together let me know I’m happy to answer questions. In the coming weeks I’ll be breaking things down and if the weather lightens up I hope to be building one of those raised beds I want to add.