Planning a garden is not glamorous.
We always want to do! We want to dive right in!
Nature doesn't plan, so why should we? Right?
No, that's not right. We plan because we want to succeed.
You grow a vegetable garden because you want a harvest. If you commit your time, work and money to cultivate a garden, a plan helps you achieve the harvest. A plan helps you be successful. A plan even helps you...
When your growing season is coming to a close, it's always a great exercise to reflect on how the season went, what you learned, and what you would change next year.
It doesn't need to be a formal project - just take some time and think about the season from the beginning. Think about each crop. Jot down a few notes to yourself for next year.
Marking rows seems like a simple procedure - it almost seems like overkill, really.
Planting in rows makes your garden orderly and beautiful. It also helps you space your plants for optimal production; additionally, it helps you recover if seeds don't sprout, if a critter sheared off your seedlings, or if your starter plant bites the dust.
These things really happen!
Since you have your fence...