Crops committee crafts garden map

A committee of gardeners mapped out where the crops will be planted during the 2015 Basin’s Backyard Garden season. To see a list of voted-on-and-approved crops, visit the previous blog post.

Check out the map below. If you click on it, it’ll expand the image so you can read the labels. We’re using the website Smart Gardener to map our garden. It’s a powerful tool, and can document much more detail than we probably need. It can keep track of where and what you planted in your garden for future years, keeps track of specific varieties, tells you when you should plant based on your location, etc. It was fun to try out, and maybe we’ll get really good at using it for future gardens.

Stay tuned for a future blog post explaining the “three sisters” method of planting we’ll do for the corn, beans and squash.

You’ll notice one of the squares says “flower variety.” This is something new. Because of our expansion and “three sisters” method, we have some extra room. We thought we’d plant some interesting veggies (eggplant, celery), but decided to add a splash of color. We’re planning to plant annuals here, primarily for cutting. We thought maybe when we do our donations, we could include a little bouquet sometimes as well.

Big cheers to the gardeners who helped out with this: Sheila Renner, Deb Levchak, Andrew Brown and Lindsey DeKrey.

A map showing the areas crops will be planted this year.


One thought on “Crops committee crafts garden map

  1. I forgot to mention: the watermelon will be grown in the same area at the pumpkins. Smart Gardener does not have an icon for watermelon, and I forgot the label it.

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