A couple years ago I had the pleasure of working with a wonderful woman named Stephanie, who inherited a garden plot at a community garden. She envisioned the garden as possibility to materialize an abundant garden for her children to learn and provide some fresh food for her family.
She wanted guidance on what to do with her plot and in that work, we did allot of garden planning. She was struggling with refining her garden in such a way that is would provide her the yield she visualized. In addition to advice on orientation of new garden beds and their construction. She wanted to discover garden planting timing, varietal recommendations and crops and garden layout.
Stephanie had gardened in the past, read some books on gardening, checked out a few videos and resources, but they never really helped her stop the last minute spin of grabbing any plants and throwing them in the ground on a late date in spring. She wanted to shift this unproductive cycle.
This is when she found me and we began to work together. After year one of transforming a weedy mess of a neglected garden plot, she wanted to start her own plants to grow the varieties she wanted for her family and save money.
As a result, she had a wonderfully successful garden, evolved as a gardener and was able to make decisions for what she liked to grow and what she didn’t. The photo left is one harvest photo she shared with me.
The key to starting an awesome spring garden is not to wait until spring, but rather to plan it in winter.
To that end, I have put together this Package to guide you through spring garden planning so you have a roadmap to a fantastic spring garden and have fun doing it.