2014 Kitchen Garden: A Rather Primitive Sketch

Watching the blizzard rage outside today made me really in the mood for spring and summer and fresh produce. Rather than staring wistfully out the door, pining for the sunshine, I decided to draw up the plan for my 2014 kitchen garden.

This is the garden that sits right outside my kitchen. It’s the one I can see whenever I’m sitting at the table, drinking my morning coffee. It’s the one I can look to for inspiration when I’m trying to decide what meals to make for the week.

Here’s the sketch.
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Here’s a close-up of the symbol key. *Note: Symbols are entirely made up and have nothing whatsoever to do with anything. image

And here’s a write-up.
On the side closest to the deck, we have the tomato support group that you may remember from previous post. On the other side will be the brassica support group.

Each group shares companions: geraniums, nasturtiums, garlic, carrots, borage and lovage. These plants will be interspersed throughout each garden with the geraniums and nasturtiums, lovage and marigolds fencing in both beds.

The Tomato Support Group
Tomatoes – Black Prince, Roma, Mr. Stripey
Peppers – Bells, Ancho, Jalapeno, Banana, Chipotle, Cayenne
Carrots
Basil
Chives
Cilantro
Garlic
Oregano
Onions
Marigolds
Nasturtium
Yarrow
Lovage
Celery
Parsley

The Brassica Support Group
Cabbage
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Kale
Cauliflower
Carrots
Amaranth
Lovage
Shallots
Rosemary
Borage
Spinach
Geraniums
Nasturtiums
Dill
Sage
Garlic
Lettuce

Each of these beds will be duplicated out in the pasture in our woody beds. We’ll have a brassica bed and a tomato bed along with all the beans and squash, okra and cucumbers, corn and ground cover that will also be out there.

It’s going to be beautiful!

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