Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Plan
Here it is, my 2018 raised bed garden plan. I have included some really helpful diagrams showing space requirements of each plant! I plan my garden layout as efficiently as I know how by companion planting and interplanting different types of crops together.
I start all my plants from seed indoors to supply my garden. I use heirloom varieties so the seeds are viable to produce a future generation of plants. This allows me to be completely self-sufficient without needing to shop at a greenhouse or nursery for plants. I also practice succession planting to maximize efficiency in the garden. When one plant is harvested, I plant another in the same space.
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Raised Bed Garden Plan
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The overall size of my garden area is 40ft by 20ft. Each of my diagrams have a square foot grid in the background to show how the plants are spaced. I’m going to break each raised bed down but before I do, let me define some of my wordage.
Early – a variety that will produce its harvest early in the year, leaving available garden space for replanting.
– a variety that will produce its harvest early in the year, leaving available garden space for replanting. Late – a variety that takes a long time to mature and produces a harvest late in the season.
– a variety that takes a long time to mature and produces a harvest late in the season. Perennial – a plant that will live many seasons.
–a plant that will live many seasons. Reseed – an annual variety I planted last year that will regrow itself from dropping seeds.
– an annual variety I planted last year that will regrow itself from dropping seeds. Overwintered – a plant that was sown the previous season, went dormant over winter and will be harvested this season (typically spring).
– a plant that was sown the previous season, went dormant over winter and will be harvested this season (typically spring). Seed – plants I plan on letting go to seed so I can harvest and save it for the next planting season.
– plants I plan on letting go to seed so I can harvest and save it for the next planting season. Trellis – plants climbing a trellis
– plants climbing a trellis Ground – vine plants that will spread out and grow on the ground.
When I was first starting out gardening I wished someone would have shared detailed garden layouts like this. I hope this will help you in planning out your garden!
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Click for an up close look at this potager design layout for a raised bed vegetable garden. The detailed diagrams have great examples of companion planting and intercropping.