Midway through Friday's garden labors, Jonathan remarked that he was realizing that a gardening method like we are implementing this year is really best if it's built a bit at a time. I smiled and agreed. Then we went back into planning mode.
Our garden plot is 50' x 40', or about 2000 square feet. In our original plan, we actually underestimated the size at 50' x 30' (1500 sq ft). We had planned 14' long beds with a 2' walking path down the middle, as well as 18" paths between the beds. Like so:
We haven't finished our revisions to the garden plan, but we have pretty much decided that we're not going to lay out all the beds in the second half of the garden this year. We extended the beds on the house side of the garden to about 18 1/2', and plan to do at least two beds on the chicken coop side (for our corn). We still need to decide how we'll handle our winter squash (pie pumpkins, butternut, and spaghetti squash), potatoes, and melons, which will all also be on the coop side. So, stay tuned!
And now, pictures of Saturday's progress:
And a seedling update: