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.