One thing you should know is how much room plants need. If you only have a small garden and want to experiment with potatoes, that’s great but understand they take up a lot of room.
I have included an example of mine. It takes into account lots of factors but mostly:
-How much we need to plant to get what we want
-Our family’s personal preference
-What grows well here
I will not spend a lot of time growing things for novelty. Every year I give the kids and the grandkids the seed book and they pick a fun thing to grow. But otherwise I stick to what I know our family will eat. Look at what vegetables you serve now, and get seeds ordered for those. Most seeds will keep for a few years.
Tomatoes ( 10 varieties-I have a problem )
Beans-pole, baking, bush
Onions & shallots
Various Herbs-Dill, Thyme, sage, mint, basil, chives, oregano etc
Various Flowers -lavender, borage, zinnias, sweet peas etc.
Some plants do really well with others. This is called companion planting. Some do not. Mostly I avoid growing potatoes and tomatoes together. You can find a great list at Halifax Seed.
The other thing I watch is the height of plants, and the shade they will cast. Lettuce is great to tuck in between taller plants.
So what’s on your list this year ? Are you trying anything new?
I certainly hope so, and if you are not tell me how you resist!
Asking for a friend.
Love Jenn xx
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