What Will My Garden Grow?

By on April 9, 2012

Thought you all might like to see my tentative garden plan for this year.

My husband built me two new beds which are great! They’re 3 ft wide and 11 inches high which is perfect. I can sit on my little garden cart and comfortable bend forward to plant or weed/whatever. So I’ve asked him to change out all my other beds to that height (which he’ll probably do during the winter as it’s too late to switch them up now).

Here are some photos so you can get an idea of the vegetable garden layout so far (click photos to enlarge):

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garden garden New beds with arbor which will have decorative gourds on one side and Sweet 100′s (cherry tomato) on the other side. I tried growing my cherry tomatoes on this arch last year and it worked really well. My storage shed will go where my ladybug wheelbarrow is.

Compost bins and patio area.

garden garden There’s room for more beds.

The old raised beds.

The two original beds.



The veggie garden. I still have to finalize where everything is going to go.

My list of what I’m growing this year:


Thessaloniki, Sun Sugar, Zapotec, Hillbilly, Sweet 100′s, Black Cherry, Atkinson, Roma


Potimarron squash, Cocozelle zucchinia, Zephyr squash, yellow squash, mini pumpkins


Nickel French Filet, Early Bush Beans


red bellpepper, yellow bellpepper, corn, artichokes, watermelon radish, lettuce, carrots, garlic, onions, cucumber, New Zealand Spinach, decorative gourds

HERBS: (in the garden)

Lemon Balm, Basil, Lavender, Bee Balm

garden I like to try something new every year and this year it’s decorative gourds.

I plant intensively so I squeeze a lot into a bed! I also try to companion plant but I’ve never really seen a difference so if it works out… it works out, but I’m not going to think too much about it this year. As always, I’ll have plenty of flowers planted alongside my veggies for pollinators and good insects.

What are you planning on growing this year? Maybe I’m missing something – so let me know what your garden is going to grow this year.



Originally posted on A Cultivated Nest.

About Manuela

Manuela is a cottage loving, country girl-at-heart living in a 1960's Split Foyer in a suburb of Atlanta. She's a big believer in thrifting, buying on clearance, trash picking and re-purposing. She loves to make something out of nothing and is all about using creativity and not her wallet in order to cultivate beauty in her home and garden. You'll usually find her outside in her garden or inside fluffing her nest.Cultivating what she has and trying to live with a grateful heart. She blogs at www.acultivatednest.com.

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What Will My Garden Grow?