New Gardener. New Home.
Hi, I'm Michael and I am posting for the first time. I'm a young and ignorant man but i do love plants and have been reading a few books on vegetable gardening to try to learn a bit more! My girlfriend and I just moved into a home in Atlanta that we're renting and we've also been given full autonomy with our yard. So I have researched the easier basics: how many of each type of plant a two-person home would need, soil conditions, doubling-digging vs no-till vs lasagna technique...like i said, i know the *easier* basics. The biggest obstacles that I am coming to now is designing the plots and plot size. In all of the books and online guides, no one really seems to address how to procure the size of your garden based on what you want to grow. How big? How many rows? How to allign all of the rows keeping in mind the needs of the different spacings for the different neighboring plants? And also keeping in mind the rsuccession spacings? Ahhh!
I really like the idea of providing enough for the two of us to not have to go to the store for these things. Am I being too ambitious for it being my first time gardening?
Here is what we would like to grow:
Tomatoes: 5 plants
Okra: 1-2 dozen.
corn: (probably in its own 4 X 4 or 5 X 5 plot)
cucumber: 4 plants
bok choy: 4-6 plants
beets: 25-40 plants
carrots: 30 plants?
summer squash: 5-6 plants.
peppers: 5-6 plants
What size plot(s),smallest possible, would you all intuit(as seasoned veterans) as a reasonable and accommodating size? Or what should i group with what in the different plots?
Thanks so much for reading! And if you find yourself with a few free odd moments available to reply any comments or suggestions, we would really appreciate it!