Vegetable Garden Planning does need to be done right and it is worth spending a little extra time deciding where to plant those veggie seeds.
Remember to plant some edible flowers too - they'll look great in your garden, in your salads and will help with companion planting.
Get your completed lists of Veggies and Herbs that you want to plant this season. Use these sheets for Veggies and Herbs or create your own in a spreadsheet program so you can add more columns and sort by season to plant.
Get one piece of A4 paper for each veggie patch.
Get one extra A4 sheet for Other. On this sheet write down plants that won’t be going into a patch and where you’ll put them, ie Passionfruit on water tank, garlic between rose bushes.
Get a pad of sticky notes and write the name of the veggies you can plant this season onto individual sticky notes.
Print out the Companion Planting list to find the Good Buddies and Bad Buddies
Now, using these lists, move the plants around until you find a good mix
Well you study a zone map of course, mmm sounds like fun doesn’t it!, here are some quicker ideas:
I bought my seeds online so I just bought all the ones I want to plant throughout the year, plus some flowers for companion planting and attracting the bees. When they arrive, I’ll sort them into season and add to my list. The bonus is I will have my season list for the whole year!
You’ll find heaps of info on the Internet. Do a search on "Vegetable Planting" "Zone Map" + your area.
I hope you found this easy vegetable garden planning method helpful