Monday, March 15, 2010

Plans Made for Our 2010 Vegetable Gardens

Garden early season 2009

This weekend, hubby and I planned the family's 2010 vegetable garden.  This is a pretty big deal in our household.  We are both record keepers and planners, so it takes a long time.  We made lists, consulted previous year's notes, checked spacings and timings, reviewed previously grown varieties, and read through several seed catalogs.  We went outside to measure the garden area, agreeing that we needed to enlarge it slightly (that happens every year).  Then hubby drew a to-scale garden on graph paper and off we went.  It took all day, but now we have a beautiful plan for a garden that meets our family's needs and will be easy to rotate crops from early to late season and year to year (we used to have a four year quad season for rotations, but the garden isn't a square anymore, so that doesn't work).

This is what will be in the 2010 vegetable garden:
  • Asparagus
  • Beans, bush snap, yellow and green
  • Basil, for pesto
  • Beets, red and golden
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Cilantro, succession plant
  • Corn, sweet, bicolor
  • Corn, popcorn, hulless
  • Eggplant, Japanese style
  • Garlic, fall
  • Leeks
  • Lettuces
  • Okra
  • Onions, green and storage
  • Peas
  • Peppers, sweet and hot
  • Potatoes, Yukon Gold
  • Pumpkins, Seminole heirloom
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga, fall
  • Squash, summer, yellow and zucchini
  • Squash, winter, butternut
  • Tomatillo
  • Tomato, late blight resistant and Sungolds
  • Turnips
Now we just have to convince the two strong, healthy young adults that live in this household to help with the "heavy lifting"!


  1. Hello, Jeanine,
    I am very pleased to have discovered your site. I do hope you are continuing to post. The entry I found was posted in 2010.

    Last summer (May, 2012) we bought a small, very neglected, cottage near Highlands, NC. I plan to have a small vegetable garden this summer and know I will need advice and support about gardening in this part of the country.


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