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I know we are in the trenches of winter and for some its been bitter cold, but I thought I would share with you how we plan our garden to feed the whole family for the year.
So let’s gather up all those seed catalogs we’ve all been drooling over and dream of a summer garden.
The hubs and I normally thumb through the catalogs and make notes of new things we’d like to try to mix in with our old faithfuls. After that, I sit down and make a list of everything we’ve decided on and figure how much we need of each. This is where my printable comes in handy. It tells you how many of each plant the average person would eat in a year. You may need to adjust the number to suit your family’s needs. For example, my crew loves tomatoes so we tend to go a little overboard trying new varieties.
We are also going to try companion planting this year after last years battle with the HORMWORMS!!!!!
I’ve never seen something so little eat so much and don’t be fooled they don’t just eat tomato plants. They really seemed to like my peppers last year too! Anyway enough about my dislike for the little boogers! I’m told they really dislike marigolds and nasturtium. We’ll be trying it out in the garden this year, I’ll let ya know how it works out for me.
I like to sketch out our plan each year. It allows me kinda play with where things need to go to avoid taller things casting shadows and such. I also try to rotate where things are placed from year to year.
How are your garden plans coming, do you companion plant? Let me know it the comments.
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