Planning Your Garden Part 1 – Backyard Organic Gardening

The first and possibly most important part of the garden, regardless of the size is planning.  This can save countless hours of guess work, mistakes, and reorganizing.  Since farming is very basic in nature, planning is also very basic.  The main areas of focus should be; soil conditioning, weed management, and planting.

Soil Conditioning

The soil conditioning is largely dependent on how large your garden will be.  So before I go into what’s important, make sure you have an idea of how big your garden will be.  If you are doing a relatively small garden (4×4 feet- 10×10 feet) you wont have to worry about drainage, or turning the soil every season.  For example, if you are doing a raised bed garden you wo…..

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