I dug out the perimeter the other day, 18' x 24'. And I got the layout planned out on paper. Now I need to find the companion plants that I'll be putting in with them to help with the bugs & pests. Once I've got the damn thing dug out, then I have to convince hubby to help me build another fence around it like the one we did last year. I want everything to match. I hate mismatched shit, it looks tacky!
The planting will be done like it was last year - according to the moon phases (info posted here). I definitely saw a difference in the quality & quantity of the veggies compared to the year before when I just planted everything on one day.
LOL Since I'll be digging out the garden again, the routine will be the same as last year: dig a couple hours/per day, rest for a couple of days to get over the pain I'll be going through as my neck & shoulders are messed up from auto accidents, wait for the rain to stop (invariably, last year it would rain for several days after digging - perfect for the "rest period"! LOL), and then do it all over again. Last year it took 3 months to complete! I am sooo not looking forward to that. I have to find a way to get a tiller!
This year we'll have corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, garlic, onions, carrots, cantaloupe, and watermelon. I also have a section of the garden plan sectioned off for herbs. Or, if I'm lucky enough to actually get a tiller, I'll plant the herb garden someplace else.
Lots to do! Since we had such a mild Winter that means a long Spring, so I'd really like to get the garden going alot quicker than last year! I guess I have some figurin' to do to solve that problem!