imafan26 wrote:Just my preference, I usually do not put two root crops next to each other. I can save some space by alteranating rows of root with greens
like lettuce, or Asian greens.
I see your point about not sharing the same soil. I have a lot of space, so I think they will be fine.
imafan26 wrote:I plant corn in blocks instead of rows for better pollination. How many plants do you think you are going to put in?
We were going to plant the corn in 4x4 blocks, but when we realized we had so much room, we decided to plant the corn still 4 wide, but 10 long (then doubled bc we have 2 varieties of corn). We may change this again, maybe put some squash or something on the far northwest corner.
imafan26 wrote:it is good that you have the taller plants in the back. I guess the tomatoes are on a trellis.
Yes, this is the plan, but my partner and I are bickering a bit about this. She wants me to use tomato cages (cheap, and everyone we know uses them with literally zero problems). After reading the stickies in the tomato forum, I wanted to try the concrete wire that everyone was using, but Home Depot had no idea what I was talking about and said they had nothing like it. So we will likely start with tomato cages this year.
imafan26 wrote:Sweet potatoes like to sprawl and they will overtake the basil if they are too close. Would you consider changing places with the peas instead.
Hmm, could do that. I was planning on working the sweet potato vines along the garden fence.
imafan26 wrote:You could also add some cucumbers, beans and share the trellis with the peas.
imafan26 wrote:Some of the plants can go other places in the garden. Herbs do great in containers.
Yes, I also have planned for oregano, catnip, chives, dill, lemonbalm, and lettuce in containers. Also, my houseplants (Kalanchoe, some succulents, Gerber daisies, jade, and a few others) will finally come outside to get some sun.
imafan26 wrote:You have a big garden compared to mine so you really have a lot of choices. It is easy to plant more than you can eat so it might be good to space your plantings to prolong your harvest as long as you can.
Yes, we have one early and one late kind of corn, 3 early and 3 late lettuce, etc. We are also planning on having a lot of veggies to share with people we love.