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    Myself and the Mrs. have put together this planting plan for our small garden. Each bed is only 2.4 by 1.2 metres so we want to get the maximum from it.

    Any comments would be more than welcome as we want this plan to be flexible as all should be, and as productive! We have based it on the four beds being brassica, legumes, cucurbits and roots.

    There are purposely no potato beds as they are too big and ugly for our garden, and no kale/cabbage in the winter beds as we aren't big fans.

    What ya think?!...
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    hi - new to veg gardening myself (1st year) and find the crop rotation a bit confusing! my plot is not as big as this, but I find your plans a useful starting point, I just sort of threw my plan together at the beginning of this year - maybe I should've thought a bit more about it! I did grow Charlotte potatoes in pots this year, and have had two great yields that tasted absolutely fabulous. Maybe you could try that instead of growing in the ground....worth the effort! thanks again for posting your plans...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegmonkey View Post
    Myself and the Mrs. have put together this planting plan for our small garden. Each bed is only 2.4 by 1.2 metres so we want to get the maximum from it.

    Any comments would be more than welcome as we want this plan to be flexible as all should be, and as productive! We have based it on the four beds being brassica, legumes, cucurbits and roots.

    There are purposely no potato beds as they are too big and ugly for our garden, and no kale/cabbage in the winter beds as we aren't big fans.

    What ya think?!...
    Very impressive! As long as you grow what you like and in the right quantities, you can't ask for more!

    One thing I must mention is,my potato beds are roughly twice the size of yours and I have six of them, but I don't think they are 'ugly', in fact the varying foliage and heights of the varieties I grow are quite pleasant on on the eye and even more so on the tum!
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    As I am new to all this veg growing your plans are a great help. I'm just in the stage of planning my allotment as I've only had it a week.

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    Glad that the plans have been useful - still not convinced on the potato front - we just don't have the room - the toms have pretty much managed to take over this year!

    We seem to get all we need - only bought mushrooms this week - no other veg! Yahooo!
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