What are you planting?
Ok so here is where I get overwhelmed. If you are like me you will have your garden spaces all marked out, soil prepped, and fertilized. BUT there are sooo many veggies and herbs I want to plant, how will they all fit? What kinds of tomatoes do I want (cherry, beefsteak, heirloom…), how many kinds of hot peppers do I REALLY want and will I eat them all? Here are a few suggestions to help you decide:
What to pick? Select what you and your family love to eat, but be open to branching out to different varieties than what you see in on the supermarket shelves. Talk to fellow gardeners or your local nursery about how many plants per person should be grown. This gives you an idea of spacing and if your gardens can handle all the plants you want to grow. For example; it is recommended to grow 4-6 tomato plants for a family of 4. Four to six broccoli plants for a family of 4 (you get the point). And lastly, what do you really cook with on the regular, then pick one or two new vegetables to test out each year.