Today is the last day to enter the Heritage Seed Potato Giveaway, but where to plant all those potatoes? Not to mention everything else?
This whole “garden planning” thing is very new to me. In fact, it hadn’t occurred to me until buying a bunch of seeds and some dirt that I should probably have a plan if I expect anything to ever get done.
My planning is somewhat chaotic. I started with a list of things I wanted to grow and what I planned to grow them in. This all went into a very fancy spreadsheet…
The spreadsheet helped me get started, and behold! Some seeds are already sprouted!
But soon afterwards I was getting a little antsy. Although I had written down WHERE I’d grow everything (pots vs. veg bed), I didn’t really plan how much space would be needed. So yesterday I looked at all my seed packets, wrote down how much space everything needed, then measured out my garden and apportioned the space appropriately:
A place for everything and everything in its place?
We’ll see if I end up with an overgrown weed pile at the end of the year.
How do you guys tackle this problem? Do you just dive in and plant willy nilly? Or do you go crazy with the graph paper and calculator?
Leave a comment, or go enter to win some potato seeds. The only question then is: roasted, boiled, chipped or mashed?