plot plan to scale

Planning the Garden
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Microsoft PowerPoint - Vegetable garden plan 2009b

A revised plan for next year with the scale corrected. Nice to have more space than I realized. I added in an asparagus patch and moved my garlic from home to plot.

My home garden exposure is part sun at the west side (sun from 11-3 pm) and part shade (sun from 1-4 at the east side. My community plot gets full sun.

garden planning (drawings and diagrams)

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  • Did you plant your garlic yet? I planted my in September. Due to unusually mild fall, it is sprouting already. Do you think I am going to lose them?

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  • I don’t think you will loose them. They’ll be fine. Mine usually sprout in the fall. I planted mine last week (oct 7). Anytime from Sept – Nov is OK to plant garlic. Isn’t the weather great!

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  • How much space do you have between your raised beds?

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  • My pathways are about 16 inches. Here’s an earlier post with all the specs.

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  • Good girl Kathy! You have already your garden plan for next season, and it looks really good. I think it was a good move to plant your garlic on your sunny plot./ LOL Tyra

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  • Thanks! Ours are about 21 inches, I believe. Sometimes I think we should have had more space once everything is overgrown in late summer. I like to pack as much in as possible though!!

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  • For me the 16 to 18 inch spacing works OK. But not any smaller. Like you say, in mid summer the vegetables can completely overgrow the paths.

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  • Magnifique, ce potager.Je fais aussi des plans pour mes cultures, mais je n’arrive pas à m’y tenir. Pour la rotation des légumes je fais un peu n’importe quoi … J’apprends l’anglais en ce moment, je reviendrais souvent te voir lorsque je serais pus performante ….

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  • Thanks for the comment! I used an online translator:

    “Magnificent, this kitchen garden. I also make plans for my cultures, but I do not succeed in being held there. For the rotation of vegetables I make a bit anything… I learn English at the moment, I would often come back see you when I would be can competitive.”

    Me too. Exactly. I like the way you say: I do not succeed in being held by my plans.

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  • I’m sorry if this is repeat but I can’t find this answer on your blog any where… What is the name of the program you used for your ‘scale’ garden drawings? Where do I find this program? Thank you!

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  • I use MS PowerPoint for my plans. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/default.aspx or pencil and paper.

    You could also try: Google SketchUp http://sketchup.google.com/ or Gliffy http://www.gliffy.com/

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  • I love your garden plans too. Just checked out the MS PowerPoint site and will try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Great blog. Lovely garden. Great organization. Love the timeline photos of the side yard. Compliments — and I can't believe you have a dog too!

    Did you go to Carleton College by chance?

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  • Thanks. But no I didn't go to Carleton College.

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  • Franceline actually said, "I make plans for my crops, but I don't stick to it. For the rotation of vegetables, I do a bit of "whatever". I'm learning English, I'll come back to see you when I'm more proficient."
    Don't rely on the accuracy of on-line translations, sometimes that are much more inaccurate. For example, the time the parent's club at school wanted to save me the trouble of translating the notice of an up-coming meeting, the on-line translation of parent's club was the type of club used as a weapon, not an organization. Although occasionally those meetings can become heated, nobody resorts to blows with clubs! A real person is the most reliable translator.
    Karen

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  • I love gardening but I live it city…just really jealous with you :). maybe I could share with you in the future my garden.
    I just built my garden site here

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