SP Premium
Walking Guide
Group photo
Author:
CD23991742 Posts: 185
1/31/19 1:27 P

Send Private Message
Reply
If you use a garden tractor, a plot of 50 feet by 50 feet is enough for a family of 4. But, if you plan to use muscle power, a hand cultivator and a hoe, some plastic mulch to keep weeds down, you can put rows only far enough apart for you to comfortably walk through and work in.

With 25 feet by 25 feet of space you can grow lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, beets, carrots, onions, snap beans and chard, but you also can raise bush squash (both summer and winter squash) and some corn as well.

You don't have to limit yourself to conventional vegetable garden's straight rows and regulated distances. Using a window box, a balcony planter for flowers, beans, carrots, onions, lettuce, or radishes.

CD23991742 Posts: 185
1/21/19 3:57 P

Send Private Message
Reply


CD23991629 Posts: 119
1/18/19 2:32 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I found my graph paper and will have time this weekend to plan our garden space.

CD23991712 Posts: 184
1/18/19 12:13 P

Send Private Message
Reply
This year I made pickles from some of the cucumbers we grew. The Mason jars of tomatoes are really nice to have for the recipes I'm cooking now. We made quite a few jars of apple butter by keeping the huge kettle going over an outdoor fire and taking turns stirring it constantly.

HOPEFULHIPPO's Photo HOPEFULHIPPO Posts: 7,219
1/14/19 11:55 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Do any of you save seeds from your produce? Is there a section on that

Corinna
PST



 current weight: 176.0 
196
180.75
165.5
150.25
135
CD23991712 Posts: 184
1/12/19 10:35 A

Send Private Message
Reply
It is best to decide just what will grow best in any certain garden, and what succession of plants will be needed throughout the season, before buying seeds or plants.

The garden plan I am developing is for a 20 feet wide by 30 feet long. A home vegetable garden should be planned to suit the gardener's taste and needs.

Tomatoes, snap beans, kale, radishes, celery, Swiss chard, leaf lettuce, peas, beets are my choices.

HOPEFULHIPPO's Photo HOPEFULHIPPO Posts: 7,219
1/10/19 11:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I paid $10 for a seed catalog only to toss it. LOL There was NO indication of what could be planted in our wet Washington weather etc. I'm not about to buy seeds that don't grow.

We have a community garden here on our island. Both hubs and I have one. He has the blueberries he's trying to save. Otherwise, we basically plant what we think we'll eat a lot of: lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, brocolli...tomatoes didn't do too hot last year. I'd LIKE to try one new veggie a year just for giggles, but again, not about to buy something that won't grow.

Corinna
PST



 current weight: 176.0 
196
180.75
165.5
150.25
135
CD23991831 Posts: 93
1/10/19 7:53 A

Send Private Message
Reply
My first step is to evaluate the size of the space I want to develop into my vegetable garden. I have had container gardens, but now want a larger one that is fenced in. It will measure 20' X 30'.

CD23991831 Posts: 93
1/9/19 3:05 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Planning a springtime vegetable garden is a cozy way to spend cold winter evenings. Seed catalogs can be helpful in choosing what is best for your area of the country.

Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Calling All Vegetarians and Vegans Lifestyle Posts

Topics:
Last Post:
1/21/2020 12:35:15 PM
1/25/2020 8:01:53 PM

Related Topics: Natural Methods for Deterring Garden Pests  

Thread URL: https://wfl.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33747x9x70752860

Review our Community Guidelines