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Old 11-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Garden 2014

Is it too early to start planning for next year? I am going to do my very first raised beds next year. The price of produce is crazy! I figured I am going to be way ahead just planting. Plus my boys keep asking to plant and water stuff.

So my question is: how big? We are a family of 5. 3 adults and 2 kids. And what do you suggest for planting.

So far I was thinking:

Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Bell peppers
Beans
Sweet Corn (easy?)
Onions
Leaf lettuce
Cabbage

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In my opinion, it's never too early to start planning! As I'm working in my garden during the summer, I'm already thinking of what I'll plant the next year (or what was too much hassle and will never plant again).

I think your list sounds good. I will say, corn has never been easy for me; either the deer get it or it doesn't get enough water or something else goes wrong. I still keep planting it, though, in hopes I'll get it right some day. I don't have any advice on size, but if you're new to gardening, you might want to start smallish, so you don't get overwhelmed.
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In my opinion, it's never too early to start planning! As I'm working in my garden during the summer, I'm already thinking of what I'll plant the next year (or what was too much hassle and will never plant again).

I think your list sounds good. I will say, corn has never been easy for me; either the deer get it or it doesn't get enough water or something else goes wrong. I still keep planting it, though, in hopes I'll get it right some day. I don't have any advice on size, but if you're new to gardening, you might want to start smallish, so you don't get overwhelmed.
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