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Planning Your Garden: What Type is for You?

  Our series continues with resources on garden types.  Each gardener must decide which garden type best meets his requirements in terms of space, time and mobility.  Click on the box below to discover resources.

 

Planning Your Garden

Websites to help you Plan your Garden

Low Tunnel Gardens

Low tunnels are an easy addition to include in your tilled or raised bed garden.  Here are websites to help.

Coleman, Elliott.  Quick Hoops: Use Low Tunnels to Grow Vegetables in the WinterMother Earth News.  Web.  October/November 2009.  Accessed February 9, 2016.

How to Build a Low Tunnel. Mother of a Hubbard. Web.  November 16, 2012.  Accessed February 9, 2016.

 Permanent Raised Bed Gardening: Construction Plans for a Custom Designed Low (Mini) Tunnel. Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. Web. N.d.  Accessed February 9, 2016.

Vanderlinden, Colleen.  Get Your Garden Growing: Low Tunnels for Early Spring Harvest. Web.  March 2, 2011.  Accessed February 9, 2016.

Vanderlinden, Colleen. Tips for Growing in Low Tunnels.  Web. N.d. Accessed February 9, 2016.

 

Square Foot Gardening

The names of these sites sound similar, and they all are very good. The last site, Square Foot Gardening Foundation, is actually the site of Mel Bartholomew, the founder of the square foot gardening movement.

 

How to Build a Square Foot Garden.  Frugal Dad. Web. March 3, 2008.  Accessed February 9, 2016

My Square Foot Garden. Web.  Accessed February 9, 2016.

 Square Foot Gardening.  Web. Accessed February 9, 2016.

Square Foot Gardening Foundation.  Web.  Accessed February 9, 2016.

 

 

 

 

Container Gardening

Containers are the garden of choice for those with little space.  They are becoming more popular with all gardeners as a means on year-round production.

 

Container Gardening.  Better Homes and Garden.  Web. N.d. Accessed February 10, 2016.

Container Gardening 101.  Rodale’s Organic Life.  Web.  December 30. 2010.  Accessed February 10, 2016.

Iannotti, Marie. Container Vegetable Gardening.  Web.  Accessed February 10, 2016.

Jett, John W. Container Gardening.   WVU Extension Service.  Web. May 24, 2013.  Accessed February 10, 2016.

Success Herb and Vegetable Containers.  University of Illinois Extension.  Web.  N.d.  Accessed February 10, 2016.

 

Tilled Plots

Fontenot, Kathryn. Plow in Fall, Not Spring.  Louisiana State Agricultural Center.  Web. January 11, 2016.  Accessed February 10, 2016.

Garden Tilling Soil - Alternatives to Tilling a Garden. Smiling Gardener.  Web. N.d.  Accessed February 10, 2016.

How to Till a New Vegetable Garden.  Veggie Gardener. Web. May 1, 2010.  Accessed February 10, 2016.

No-Till Gardening.  Eartheasy. Web. January 28, 2009.  Accessed February 10, 2016.

Rhoades, Heather.  How to Till a Garden: Tilling Your Soil. Web. January 26, 2016.  Accessed February 10, 2016.

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