In my second episode of the Beginner’s Garden Podcast, I’m talking about planning your garden space. The idea of planning a garden seems simple. Just plant in dirt, right? But before you can ever get to that point, you have to make several decisions like the type of garden and location.
The first decision we need to make is whether we want to plant in a plot of land, raised beds, containers, or a combination. There are pros and cons to each space. I personally use a combination of all three, since certain crops fit each of these options better in my garden.
After we’ve decided on the type of garden space we’ll utilize, we need to determine the location. The two main factors in location are the amount of sun the space receives during the growing season (6+ hours minimum) and its proximity to a water source.
Once we have our location settled, it’s time to start planning our layout for the season. There are a couple of different methods to layout planning. The most popular types are planting by the row and square foot gardening. Just like in choosing my garden space, I utilize each of these methods depending on the crop.
I have found that utilizing my Simple Garden Planner has made layout planning much easier. The layout grids allow me to pencil in the location of the crops, and the companion planting guide gives me the basics on what crops do best next to one another or far away.
I delve much deeper into each of these topics in the podcast. Click above or below to listen.
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