Companion Planting Raised Bed Plans

Garden Plan Raised Beds 2017

This is my Garden Plan for 2017. It is still (always) evolving, but I think that it’s planned enough to be shared. I have 25 Raised Beds in this section of my Garden. I call it the New Kitchen Garden Section, and more info on how I built/designed it is found here.

Below, you find links to each Raised Bed, to see detailed plans and sowing schedules for that specific Raised Bed. I will also update each Raised Bed Post as the season proceeds and I do the sowing, transplanting and harvesting.

My Planning Methods
I plan each Raised Bed carefully and enjoy making an developing my plans. I try to consider different aspects:
– Succession Planting: I want to have at least 2 and preferably 3 batches of Vegetables from each Raised Bed during a season to maximise my harvest
– Crop Rotation: I rotate my basic crops each year to eliminate diseases. I have a 4 year Crop Rotation Plan (more about my Crop Rotation Plan here.
– Companion Planting: I want each batch to consist of Plants that thrive together to get good harvest and keep plants healthy
– Continous Harvest: I want to be able to harvest from early spring to late autumn without having to preserve too much food. We prefer to eat all vegetables as fresh as possible

Plan for each Raised Bed
I usually take 3 Batches of Vegetables from each bed during one Season. The main Crop is usually the middle one, and it’s where my Planning starts. The main Crop(s) for each Garden Bed are marked with bold below.

Quarter 1 “Enriching with a Twist”:

Quarter 2 “Heavy Feeders”:

Quarter 3 “Needs Less”:

Quarter 4 “Needs almost nothing”:

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)

Background on my Kitchen Garden
My Kitchen Garden is built with a modular approach. I have a number of Raised Beds (Deep Beds) – currently 25 beds. Most of them are 120×80 centimeters. They are Deep Beds and I always cover them with Organic Material to improve soil and nutrients, and also have a No Dig Garden. More background information can be found in these posts:

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