Me going green … and dragging my family with me, kicking and screaming!

Baby steps toward self sufficience and greenocity

Here’s what my garden is going to look like April 29, 2008

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.

good intentions

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:

5 tomatoes

4 zucchini

4 summer squash

4 cucumbers

6 pole beans

6 sugar snap peas

4 cantelope

5 watermelon

27 corn

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!

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2 Responses to “Here’s what my garden is going to look like”

  1. How’s the garden doing?

  2. Joyce Says:

    That’s awesome! I am jealous you have so much space and the ability to make things grow! 🙂


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