My seedlings are holding strong and hopefully developing into strong and sturdy plants and I'm slightly worried that I will have way too many plants for our garden to manage this year. But hey everything is experimental and I felt last year our garden was tremendously better than the previous year so I think that's what it's all about - learning what works and what doesn't work, growing from those experiences, and try to improve annually.
Following is an old overhead view of the farmhouse and property. It's an older view but generally gives you an idea as to what we are dealing with this year. It is missing the master bedroom suite that was added on the West side. I have drawn in my "vision" for this year's garden(s) proposal.
So I've drawn in the proposed new areas with arrowed lines on the the West and East Sides. Our current garden which is located directed behind the garage is 40 x 40.
Here's a sketch (I know it's pretty rough - click on it to make it larger) - of what I am proposing for these garden areas:
|To be planted in area behind garage|
|To be planted on the East side of the property|
So what do you think? In the second sketch (please excuse that I ran out of paper for the squash patches), I am planning on planting 3 or 4 - 150 foot rows on the east side at different planting times with five foot sections of each item. I hope that this will help guarantee the items are ready at different times for processing and preserving.