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Post  gridgardener on Wed 17 Mar 2010 - 8:07

what is you succession crop plan for you square foot garden?

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Post  happyfrog on Wed 17 Mar 2010 - 9:03

my plan is to grow tomatoes where the peas are now.

otherwise, really don't have a plan. last year we just kind of winged it - when something was done, we put something else in the square. seemed to work.

i really do need to sit down and figure out realistically where i want my hot weather crops though and keep those squares open - i worry that first crops won't be 'done' when those are time to plant - tomatoes, peppers, melons, etc. but the rest of the beds, i really don't care what goes in each square.

although i DID buy some flower bulbs yesterday - i think it'll be a hoot to have some gladiolus' in a few squares - and will make it REAL easy to dig up at season's end to put away for winter - all the other bulbs i've planted in the past i never had teh 'oomph' to dig up as i'm supposed to and many of them are dead. (i guess?)

do share your grid plans - i love learning from other folks.

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Post  Lavender Debs on Wed 17 Mar 2010 - 9:11

plan?

Deborah ....wondering if this is a whoops moment
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Post  boffer on Wed 17 Mar 2010 - 9:37

Plan? What's that?!

I'm a 'garden by the seat of my pants' kinda guy, I keep notes on plant markers and seed packages.

But I do grow enough of 5-6 different veggies that I put up to last us through the winter.
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Post  titans01 on Wed 17 Mar 2010 - 12:44

I tried doing mine on a google document but I'm thinking I need to redo it again. Here is the link if anyone is interested: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=t9xDXUzeHG_zOBtD6QmSqBw&output=html

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Post  Patty from Yorktown on Wed 17 Mar 2010 - 16:20

Hi,

I sort of have a plan. I have sets of plants that I like together. I have 15 tomato cages and I will not be planting more than 15 tomato plants. I will resist the lure of the garden center! I am planting 16 squares of bush beans and several plants/types of vining beans. I always try something new or novel for the kids. This year it will be bird house gourds and 10' sunflowers, plus the bean tepee. I hope to have an other huge vining zucchini. Mostly I am trying to learn how much of what our family will eat and plant that. I try to plot things out, but it rarely happens until after the seeds are in the ground. Oh I am also planting a ton of lettuce and salad greens, plus peas. I guess my plan is to resist the glossy garden catalogs. It is not going so well this year.

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Post  rds1955 on Thu 18 Mar 2010 - 8:39

I'm thinking your speaking of Crop rotation to help help maintain the proper nutrients in the soil year after year....

I believe somewhere in the newest edition of the book, mel says you really don't have to do that because when you replace a harvested plant or crop, you replace that plants "Used" real estate (Soil) with a handful or trowelful of new compost...

If I'm wrong please correct my assumption....
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Post  Daynannan on Thu 18 Mar 2010 - 8:42

Oh boy...a plan... I try to sit down with my calendar and plan out what should go where and I get OVERWHELMED! I think I'll just wing it until I'm better at this whole gardening thing.
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