After lots of time figuring out what my family wants to eat and how many plants that will require I finally put together my planting chart for inside and outside the high tunnel. I'm still planting a lot of varieties of vegetables, but not in the quantities that I've planted in the past. My 2013 Garden Plan: Feed My Family, Can and Preserve, Have A Little To Give Away, Have A Little For Farmer's Market
This is my chart for inside the high tunnel. Note that it's written in pencil and you can't tell, but there are lots of erasures and rewrites on it. Everything is subject to change.
This is my planting chart. I have flats with 72 cells. So I printed out the chart and now I'm adding the plants. The color coding allows me to write the plant name. Something I learned. Use a pen. Do not write your plant names in marker. A drop of water smears and destroys them!
Some lettuces and greens I planted a few weeks ago. They desperately need to be planted. I think I'm going to pull out a window box and plant them in that!
I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
~ David Hobson (www.brainyquote.com)