I suck at drawing, but I’m pretty good with Excel so I made this the other day to see how much space I’d need to get everything in that I want.
Pretty sweet, eh? Each block represents 1sq ft. I’ll technically need 18 x 19, but I’ll make it 20 x 20, and throw some herbs in there. I heard that planting basil in with tomatoes helps repel pests. Sa-weeet! I also heard that sage is an animal repellent. I’m guessing the person who said that was talking about rabbits and squirrels and crap. I wonder if it works on DOGS though. That’s my main problem. A 60lb doofy, old as hell, over excitable, tromps all over everything golden retriever.
Anyway, the final tally looks like this:
4 summer squash
6 pole beans
6 sugar snap peas
and various herbs
Think that’ll be enough for a family of 5 plus a mother-in-law??? I suspect we’ll be doing a lot of freezing and sharing this summer!