April 6, 2015

2015 Garden Plans

My garden expands slightly this year. We'll clean up our old raised bed (8x8'), add additional bales from the number used last year, and use our dirt beds on the side of the house for garlic and corn.


Last year, I had a bale garden that was approximately 4' x 12'. There's so much room on that side of the house and loads of sun to work with, so I've plotted out room for two rows of bales, each 2' x 16'.


Next year, I'm going to begin a two-year transition to traditional raised beds. The idea will be to pull out the old square bed, which is in a terrible location, and put in three beds where I now use bales, each about 5' x 15'. With that, I should be able to grow enough produce for our own summer and fall needs, plus offer plenty of leftovers to others. I'll likely have a better shot at good pollination for corn that way.

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