Readying the Soil and Planning the Garden Plot
In my last entry on gardening, I wrote about getting a community garden plot for this first time in a long time. It’s been 4 or 5 years since I’ve been a part of a community garden.
The community garden is just down the street from where I live, and has only been in existence for 4 years or so.
The plot I have is 20’x10’, which is a little large for me, yet I’ve managed to work the entire plot and ready it for planting.
Here is what it looks like after a month of working the soil.
Yep, it’s ready. Excited.
Now, in this part of the United States, it rains a lot. A lot, a lot. Which means that you have to wait to sow the seeds directly into the ground until the winter frost has mostly dwindled. Yet, you can also start seeds indoors, which I will also be doing, and will write more about next time.
Once I made my vegetable choices, I started to plan out the garden space. At that same time, I read an article about planning a garden plot. I learned a lot. There are actually applications and software programs you can use today, which make planning much easier.
Many of the applications and software programs are not free, yet I did manage to find one on the Old Farmer’s Almanac that had a free 7 day trial. The software program is amazing.
Here is the garden plot plan I created with the software program.
Pretty fun, yes? Yep, it’s pretty cool.
I am excited to begin to plant. I will start the planting process this weekend, and continue it over the next couple of weeks. I should have all of the seeds into the ground by late April.
Alright, that’s this week’s installment of My One Thing This Spring: Gardening Part 2, Readying the Soil and Planning the Garden Plot. Next time, I hope to have some sprouting veggies to show you.
Until then, be well, and have a lovely weekend.