Planning Your Garden
BEFORE YOU DIG:
Ask your parents first if there is anywhere you aren’t allowed to dig on their property.
Make sure you don’t put your garden where there are buried cables, weeping tiles, pipes or other potentially dangerous obstacles. Refer to a good gardening book or seed packets to see how much area each fully grown plant will require. This will help you estimate how much space you’ll need. Choose a sunny location that has goodcirculation and receives rainfall.
Draw up a Garden Plan to show how big your garden is going to be to hold all the types of plants you want to grow. Don’t forget to leave room to walk between the rows and somewhere to put your composter. Keep a Garden Journal to record how and when you worked on your garden and it’s results. Note how big your garden is by multiplying the length by the width to calculate the square yardage of your plot. This will come in useful later. Your garden can be any shape but take the plants’ requirements into consideration. Don’t get too close to large trees or hedges that willthe growing area and takeand nutrients from thethat your plants need. Put the tallest plants, like sunflowers or corn, along the north side so they won’t castover the shorter ones.