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Garden Plan Raised Beds 2017

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Sanna
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Garden Plan Raised Beds 2017

Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:08 pm

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This is my Garden Plan for 2017. It is still (always) evolving, but I think that it's planned enough to be shared. I have 25 Raised Beds in this section of my Garden. I call it the New Kitchen Garden Section, and more info on how I built/designed it is found here.

Below, you find links to each Raised Bed, to see detailed plans and sowing schedules for that specific Raised Bed. I will also update each Raised Bed Post as the season proceeds and I do the sowing, transplanting and harvesting.

My Planning Methods
I plan each Raised Bed carefully and enjoy making an developing my plans. I try to consider different aspects:
- Succession Planting: I want to have at least 2 and preferably 3 batches of Vegetables from each Raised Bed during a season to maximise my harvest
- Crop Rotation: I rotate my basic crops each year to eliminate diseases. I have a 4 year Crop Rotation Plan (more about my Crop Rotation Plan here.
- Companion Planting: I want each batch to consist of Plants that thrive together to get good harvest and keep plants healthy
- Continous Harvest: I want to be able to harvest from early spring to late autumn without having to preserve too much food. We prefer to eat all vegetables as fresh as possible

Plan for each Raised Bed
I usually take 3 Batches of Vegetables from each bed during one Season. The main Crop is usually the middle one, and it's where my Planning starts. The main Crop(s) for each Garden Bed are marked with bold below.

Quarter 1 "Enriching with a Twist":  
Quarter 2 "Heavy Feeders":  
Quarter 3 "Needs Less":  
Quarter 4 "Needs almost nothing":  
Quarter 5 Not in Crop Rotation Plan, Other and Perennials:
(First three Raised Beds in this section is in the top of the Layout Picture, and the rest is in the bottom)  
 
Background on my Kitchen Garden
My Kitchen Garden is built with a modular approach. I have a number of Raised Beds (Deep Beds) - currently 25 beds. Most of them are 120x80 centimeters. They are Deep Beds and I always cover them with Organic Material to improve soil and nutrients, and also have a No Dig Garden. More background information can be found in these posts:


Sanna
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Re: Garden Plan Raised Beds 2017

Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:34 pm

Yeyy! I'm done with most of the planning for 2017 and almost all varieties are ordered and/or delivered.  I really enjoy planning and it's nice to stay inside and make Garden Plans during the dark and cold winter season when the outdoor gardening is less intense. This is the first time that I've illustrated my plan (it's usually just in Excel.. what a nerd I am..) and I had a lot of fun thinking about how to layout the beds (not only what to start when..) I'm sure that I will do a lot of adjustments on the way (as always), but It's still nice to have a plan as a starting point. I have already started executing the plan by Winter Sowing for some of the Raised Beds. 

Love to discuss planning, so please don't hesitate to give input and comment. :)
FlatFarmer
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Re: Garden Plan Raised Beds 2017

Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:16 am

That is a beautiful plan!!


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Ingela
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Re: Garden Plan Raised Beds 2017

Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:58 pm

What a fantastic and beautiful plan!


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Re: Garden Plan Raised Beds 2017

Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:14 am

Thank you for sharing. I've only just joined Growerflow and it's clearly a superb source of interactive information!

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Sanna
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Re: Garden Plan Raised Beds 2017

Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:38 pm

John Wood wrote:Thank you for sharing. I've only just joined Growerflow and it's clearly a superb source of interactive information!

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Thank you! Very glad that you like it! This forum is for everyone to contribute and interact. You might want to follow other peoples gardening journeys, just ask a question, debate or show your own projects. Any type of engagement is welcome. :-)
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Re: Garden Plan Raised Beds 2017

Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:44 pm

Nice post. Thanks for sharing.
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