It used to be that I had a very large veggie garden in our backyard. We were without the use of our back yard for a couple of years while new pipes were being laid through our neighborhood, and I never resumed that garden. Now I have a a much smaller garden. It is much harder planning a smaller garden. We used to have a very wide variety of vegetables, and lots of plants for canning and freezing. Now I am mostly growing for an extended season of fresh vegetables. Different planning skills are required, and even after reading about square foot gardening and raised beds, I'm still struggling. I struggle with keeping a balance between ongoing crop of beans and squash and growing more than the usual. I'd like to grow many more types of things. Today I opted to remove one of the summer squash plants so that I could plant rutabagas for the fall. Decisions, decisions! This winter I will work on a more comprehensive plan to achieve a better balance.
Today I planted more wax beans, rutabagas, peas, and the last of the carrot seeds.