- Location: Southeast South Dakota
- Gardening Year: 2012
- Planting By Color: n/a
Name: Holly aka Dakota Winds
Planting Method: By the Moon Phases (farmers almanac)
Years Gardening: 10+ traditional garden method
I have been gardening for over 10 years in the traditional garden beds (large tracks of tilled dirt on the ground). Most of those years we have limited ourselves to tomato, pepper, onion, and peas. We are branching out more this year as you can see. Sweet corn has always been a issue growing in past years, hoping the raised beds make a difference this year. The soil composition is going to be 1 part screened top soil, 1 part concrete (play) sand and 1 part compost (free from landfill) as our soil here is heavy clay based. So will be mixing 9 ton of gardening soil for the beds and other projects around the yard.
Click to enlarge garden plan
If you guys see any issues with the layout plan please let me know. I have seed ordered and per the company shipping out today. Once I get the seed I will be starting the tomato and peppers in egg crates (paper) right away so they are ready for transplanting around june 1st or so. Just a note the tomato are Heirloom Red Brandywine and per the company they are a vining type tomato so those that vine and need support with have it, you will noticed those marked supported in my chart are those items.
Thank you everyone and happy gardening in 2012.