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define : what is good planning in a vegetable garden?

how would you define the following phase and what do think 
it should entail. 

" good planning is needed for a vegetable garden"

what is good planning in a vegetable garden?
I saw the phase in newspaper article headline 
from 1950's. lets just say I found accompanying
 article did not meet the standard the headline
suggested lets hear what the phase should really
mean, I look forward to your responses. 


  • Bee witchedBee witched Posts: 1,295
    I think it's about growing what you like to eat.

    Bee x
    Gardener and beekeeper in beautiful Scottish Borders  

    A single bee creates just one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Yes that's as true now as it was then. Do I win the prize @war garden 572?

    Seriously, that's an ambiguous question. Good planning is not growing something we wouldn't eat or it could mean we need to rotate crops or not growing something that won't thrive in the area we live. 
    What is your interpretation of the question? 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • war  garden 572war garden 572 Posts: 662
    edited February 2023
    Uff  the prize is for other thread only. 
    as for the best response so far  i got on another message board for posing 
    the same question. 

    That's what you say when you don't have any concrete or explicit advice to offer.

    the reason I ask the question I am writing a book called:

    Advanced vegetable garden planning

    given some of the advice see online and in hard copy makes me wonder if people giving advice are just repeating misunderstood advice and info. 

  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Yes I was pulling your leg re the prize @war garden 572.

    With regard to your question, veg growing is a personal thing, all our needs are different and until we decide what we want to grow then we can't plan. 

    I hope your planned book goes well and also hope that you let us know the progress you make with it. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire

  • Uff  the book will likely be 500+ pages
    and have completed 300 pages of them. 

  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,687
    To my mind good planning means buying seeds well in advance, selecting varieties that are suitable for your garden conditions and growing things you want to eat. It seems simple and obvious to me but am I missing something?

    Good luck with the book. What’s the title and who’s the publisher?
    Rutland, England
  • no publisher yet.
     but the title is 
    "Advanced Vegetable Garden Planning :Succession planting, interval  planting 
    companion planting, etc.  "

    it will not be vanity or philosophy gardening book. there will not be any fluff or filler in 
    the book. the book will be the vegetable garden equivalent of
    "Handbook of Chemistry and Physics and that book is over 1600 pages 

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,016
    Good planning is just common sense.

    Assess your soil, take note of the climate - heat, frosts, rainfall, sunlight levels - and the amount of time you have each week to maintain it then acquire seeds/plug plants/tubers/cuttings etc according to what suits the above and also according to what you like to eat and what is expensive to buy in shops.   Get a crop rotation planner and follow it.  Keep a 3 bay compost heap for soil improvement.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,585
    I still rate John Seymours " The self sufficient  gardener" and also  Geoff hamiltons books.
  • Good planning is just common sense.

    actually it is not common sense it takes a lot reading and real world experience. 

    there is also a lot of contradictory info.

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