garden plan

---, Planning the Garden
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This is my plan for this year’s vegetable garden. I think I’ll increase my space by removing a large rhododendron and a yew that are growing in an area against the house with full sunlight. Like my seed order, I’ll probably revise this plan several times. Then who knows if I’ll really follow it. But it does give me some sense of how many seeds to buy.

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garden planning (drawings and diagrams)

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  • Nice plan, I’d take out those shrubs, too, to make room for the garden.

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  • Thanks for leaving this comment! I’m going to have a hard time actually removing the bushes because they are big and very happy and healthy. It seems wrong to remove a happy and healthy plant. But I hate the color of the rhododendron flowers (magenta) and the variety is big and scraggly and needs alot of care/pruning every year. I figure if I later decide not to grow vegetables in this area, I can plant some nicer variety of rhodo or other shrub. Anyway, thanks for being supportive!

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  • I always struggle with removing happy plants, but when I have done it, I’ve not regretted it. Which way is north on your design? I keep trying to decide if I should change my beds from running E&W to running N&S. E&W seems to be working, but just wondering what others do. Thanks.

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  • The top of my garden diagram is east. My beds run N-S and I like to run the rows N-S. I think this uses the space best and looks nicest. I’ll have think about it more, but I think off hand that your E-W rows would give more total sun to the plants in the spring and fall when the sun is lower, but the sun will be on one side of the row. In my N-S rows, the plants will block each others’ light more in spring and fall. In midsummer, I think my N-S rows will give better sun exposure. An interesting thing to think about!

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  • If you really can bring yourself to dig out those healthy rodos may be you can find some one who would find a space for them. May be some one witrh a couple of acres out Boxford way.

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