Creating the New Garden(s)
May 1, 2008
It’s official – I have garden fever. My symptoms include creating a satellite vegetable garden (even bigger than my own) in my in-law’s backyard and helping a relative to create a flower AND vegetable garden. Not only that, I’m growing vegetable and flower seedlings for all three new gardens and also flower seedlings for my partner’s grandmother. Ack! On top of that I’ve offered to take care of a fellow Ottawa blogger’s garden during her vacation and am thinking about taking part in the Kemptville Farmer’s Market opening at the beginning of June. That’s it, I think my case is terminal.
In preparation for this bigger-than-my-own satellite vegetable garden, I’ve come up with a basic layout that I’d like to share. I’m working with a 16 foot by 32 foot space where 2′-wide mulched paths divide the space into six 4′ x 15′ rectangular beds. This way you only have to reach 2′ into the bed at any point to do weeding and harvesting.
What do you think? I haven’t included the location of any of the vegetables yet and am just trying to finalize the overall layout. Looking at this plan, I’m wondering if I should go to 6′-wide beds instead of 4′.