I have extra space in my vegetable garden this year! My tomatoes will be mostly in the front yard, bush beans behind the chicken coop, and sweet potatoes in a plot on our hillside. Plus, I’m going to do container gardening on my driveway and patios. And I’m planning to tuck vegetables in here and there in my front yard flower borders.
It was fun to develop my 2021 plan with the extra space.
What’s going in the extra space: Asparagus! I’m going to expand my asparagus to fill a large raised bed with three 12-foot rows. And Corn! I’m going to grow corn in my other large raised bed.
Things I’m not going to grow this year: Basil, we still have frozen pesto that we made last year so I’ll just put a few basil plants in the herb garden by my back door. Edamame (soy beans), the chipmunks ate every last pod just as it ripened last year. And Brussels Sprouts. I have tried and tried to get them to grow with no luck. I think this is a good time to give up. They need more sun and more attention to defending them from caterpillars than I could give them.