Diagram for the Vegetable Garden

Before planting a vegetable garden, it’s best to have a diagram of where everything will be planted.  It’s also good to have a diagram from the previous year, so you can do crop rotation in your garden.  Rotating crops is a good idea because it helps keep the pests down.  Also a good thing to confuse pests is to plant the same crop in two or more places.  I sometimes plant tomatoes all around the garden.  That seems to confuse the hornworm.  Last year I planted the tomatoes together and the hornworm had a field day.  The year before, I planted them in all different sections of the garden and the hornworm couldn’t find them.  Something to think about.  When I draw my diagram, I usually mark the year on it.  I draw the fence on the paper and then the two sections that are my garden.  My garden on paper is equal to two sheets of 8×10 paper taped together.  I then draw rectangles in side the lines that are the fence.  I then label the rectangles with the name of the crop.  I use circles for tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers, and sometimes squash.  I take my diagram outside with me at planting time.  I plant my seeds according to the diagram.  When I’m done with all my planting, I keep my diagram until the next year and then when I draw up the new diagram, I know where the plants were the previous year and where they will be the new year.

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About theorganicchickenlady

At one time owner of Connie's Bakeshop in Mattituck, moved on to raise chickens organically for their eggs. I own very small farm with 2 geese 75 hens 4 roosters two dogs I grow all my own organic vegetables.
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