On Tuesday I was able to plant a few more seeds. My leeks, green onions, pickling onions, eggplants and Brussels sprouts are now ready to go. I haven’t had any luck with any of these in the past, but I am hoping that starting them early this year is going to make all the difference.
Although I already had my garden plan all written up I was second guessing myself and worrying about weeds getting out of hand again this year. So I was checking up on some mulch tips on http://gardenplanner.almanac.com when I saw their garden planner. It was free for 30 days so I figured why the heck not.
I have really found it useful in showing me exactly what I should get into my 10ft beds. For example last year I planted 100 onions and that took up the entire 10ft space. However according to this garden planner It should only take up a ¼ of the space. So there ya go. I always leave extra room between the rows so I can get in there with the mini tiller. In my mind leaving the “proper: small amount of space is going to make weeding too hard. When in reality planting thing closer together should keep the weeds out. I am also going to try putting down news paper and topping it with grass clippings. However, we have a lot of dandelions in our grass and we don’t spray them so I am a bit worried about their seeds making it into the garden with the clippings. Something to think about I guess!