Hi all, lover of food and finally taking an interest to growing some stuff myself. My father is showing me the ropes, definitely an old school guy with amazing results but heâ€™s more of a massive tomato specialty guy with limited experience in other vegetables/herbs. This is why I'm looking for online help to combine with his knowledge for my own, first garden.
In Toronto, has a backyard with great South sun exposure. Zone 6 right?
1x In Ground Garden: 1.5â€™ wide by 12' long (Can be made twice as wide to 3â€™ wide ONLY IF needed, sun comes from long South side so a second row of plants might get some shade from the first row)
1x Black Box: 11" wide by 2.5' long, and 1â€™4" tall
1x Round Pot: 1â€™2" wide diameter and 1â€™1" tall
3x Silver Pots: 7" wide diameter and 6" tall
2x White Pots: 4" wide diameter and 4" tall
The Wish List
Herbs: Multiple's of Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Chives, Cilantro
Vegetables: 1 Cherry Tomato Plant, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Spring Onions, Swiss Chard
I'll buying these as pre-grown plants and planting them in my backyard, not growing from seed this year.
Question 1: What to Grow?
I love bell peppers but heard theyâ€™re a pain, and only come at the very end of season, so theyâ€™re not on my list. Whereas I heard Swiss Chard is impossible to kill but my dad is worried it will take over like a weed (and into his tomato garden beside my future garden lol). Anything else that grows well in the Toronto zone I mightâ€™ve missed? Open to suggestions.
Question 2: Distribution of Plants Across Garden and Box/Pots?
I would like to plant as much of my wish list as possible given my size info above and willing to plant multiples if you guys say thereâ€™s room. I have no idea how much space these different vegetables need or how wide they grow.
Thank you in advance for any help! This post was super helpful too https://bit.ly/24E0Ypk