For my new garden, I decided to plant a 2-foot perimeter, with two 1-foot wide rows for paths, as well as another 2-foot row in the center of the garden for additional plants. The garden was 8 x 12 feet, making it 96 square feet. I planted 80 square feet, leaving 16 square feet for paths.
To be frugal, I used seeds instead of seedlings. I had many seeds left over from last year, so I didn’t need to buy as many.
Here’s what I planted:
- romaine lettuce
- butterhead lettuce
- Farmer’s Mix lettuce
- onions (will plant in mid-Oct.)
- parsley, chives
- sweet potatoes
I know that the marigolds, squash, and zucchini probably won’t make it through a frost, but if I’m lucky, I’ll get a harvest from the squash and zucchini first.
I put the thyme, chamomile, basil, oregano, and dill in pots, so they can be brought inside during cold weather.