Here’s the plan for Charlie’s 2011 Vegetable Garden. There are fifteen 4′ by 4′ raised beds in the garden numbered by Charlie from 1 to 15 as seen below (1, 6, and 11 being on the driveway side). [Double click photos to enlarge.]
Now I can give the details of each square:
1. 3 Heirloom Pink tomato plants and some leeks
6. 3 Heirloom Pink tomato plants and Burpee Muncher Cucumbers
11. Lettuce with 1 rogue tomato plant
Square 2 is full of self-seeded tomato and cucumber volunteers which Charlie has thinned but seriously is waiting to see what it produces. Here’s what it looks like now, a salad in the making.
7. One tomato plant, one volunteer cucumber plant, 11 eggplants and 7 peppers. (All the peppers and eggplants in the garden are gifts from another gardener as were the leeks, shallots and some of the tomato plants. We’re blessed people, that’s for sure!)
12. Celery and 3 tomato plants.
3. 4 Heirloom Pink tomato plants
8. 1 large lavender plant, shallots, leeks and basil.
4 and 14. All basil.
9. Mostly Green Pod green beans with a few pepper plants.
5 and 15 have 4 Sungold tomato plants each.
10. Mostly Tenderbush green beans and some peppers.
Charlie has a lot of trouble thinning plants because he hates to throw and “perfectly good” plants away, however there’s only so much room in the garden. We do have one potted Sungold tomato plant that is already setting fruit. I hope that means in a couple weeks we’ll actually be eating home-grown tomatoes.
Charlie assures me the entire garden has been planted.
How’s your garden faring? Are you all planted? Have you tried something new this year?