Gardening in Scandinavia

Lattitude 58.
Small but efficient Backyard Garden.
Self sufficient April to November.

Garden Facts

50 raised deep beds
1 small greenhouse
1 basement nursery

Garden Philosophy

Covered garden, No Dig
Succession planting = 3 batches per year from each raised bed
Crop rotation = 4 year rotation plan

Garden Planning

Quarter 1 “Enriching with a Twist”:

Raised Bed 1a – Sunchokes from last season, Sugar Snap Peas, Sweet Corn, Autumn Spinach

Raised Bed 1 b – Spinach, Sweet Corn, Beans, Pumpkin (=Three Sisters), Autumn Spinach

Raised Bed 1 c – Spinach, Soybeans/Edamame Beans, Zucchini, Autumn Spinach

Raised Bed 1 d – Beetroot, Sugar Snap Peas, Spinach

Quarter 2 “Heavy Feeders”:

Raised Bed 2a – Swiss Chard, Garlic (for next season)

Raised Bed 2b – Rocket Salad, Spinach, Radish, Broccoli, Red Cabbage

Raised Bed 2c – Radish, Spinach, Rocket, Kale and more Kale

Raised Bed 2d – Lettuce or Spinach, Pointed Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage

Quarter 3 “Needs Less”:

Raised Bed 3a – Garlic, Spinach and Sunchokes (for next season)

Raised Bed 3b – Lettuce, Red Onion, Winter Carrots, Lettuce, Beetroot

Raised Bed 3c – Carrots, Radish, Yellow Onion, Winter Carrots, Mache Salad

Raised Bed 3d – Lettuce, Rocket, Carrots, Carrots, Dill

Quarter 4 “Needs almost nothing”

Raised Bed 4a – Sunchokes, Beans

Raised Bed 4b – Spinach, Potatoes, Beans, Swiss Chard

Raised Bed 4c – Spinach, Potatoes, Beans, Pak Choi

Raised Bed 4d – Early Potatoes, Rocket, Cucumber, Parsley, Pak Choi

Quarter 5. Not in Crop rotation plan, other and perennials

(First three Raised Beds in this section is in the top of the Layout Picture, and the rest is in the bottom)

Raised Bed 5a – Soil Factory / Compost.. No plants in this Bed

Raised Bed 5b – Pak Choi, Melon, Eggplant and Pak Choi

Raised Bed 5c – Strawberries

Raised Bed 5d – Early Asian Leaves, Tomatoes, Marigold, Basil and Pak Choi

Raised Bed 5e/f/g – Radish/Parsley/Dill, Chilli, Marigold, Basil

Raised Bed 5h/i – Early Experiments, Cucumber, Dill and Pak Choi