Alaina’s Square Foot Gardening Plan
- Location: Northern Louisiana
- Gardening Year: 2013
- Planting By Color group: Red, Navy
This is my first time trying out a raised garden! I need all the help in this layout that I can get…. I have grown traditional row gardens before, so I am questionable with my typical crops in the square foot garden.
For the research I have done throughout this site, and the growth charts for my state agricultural website, as well as tedious video searches on YouTube….I have decided on this:
I plan to trellis my tomatoes using the single stem method to add a little control to my vinage (indeterminate of course). I also plan to trellis the peas and squash….still undecided on the type of peas I want this year. Im thinking I may have too many cukes lined up on this garden plan, but as all sources suggest, the spacing is fine….need input though. Also, I do not plan to put down a weed mesh bc of the 8 inch depth of my cinder blocks. I plan to have a variety of peppers (jalapeno, bell, banana, and maybe chili)…wasn’t quite sure on the placements.
My biggest question is how well the herbs will grow in this Louisiana weather, as I have never tried herbs. I am planting mostly for salsa, marinade, and pickles…as that is what we love to consume in this family. My peas and squash crops will hopefully yield plentiful side dishes. I also plan for a nice lettuce, spinach, and chard (Hardiness Zone willing) crop in the Fall…but of course that is not reflected on this garden plan.
Anxious to hear comments and revision suggestions!!!