*Garden gone wild and Sunflower Mania best describe my garden this summer. The perfectly organized garden plans I had sketched out in March are long gone from neat rows of lettuce and carrot to overgrown tomato plants that are now needing to be cut back and supported by twine. As the summer months passed I found myself squeezing more seeds into any empty soil space I could find with the result being an overgrown abundance of vegetables, flowers, fruits and herbs. The concept of Wide Row Planting was my goal, a garden design of planting 2 to 4 rows of vegetables side by side very close together. Whether you like your garden style inch by inch and row by row, or jungle style there really is no right or wrong, but simply unique and individual preferences. This summer I experimented with Heirloom sunflowers, tomatoes, carrots and newly planted pumpkins are on their way. Also squash, zucchini, lettuce, spinach, blueberries, strawberries, cucumbers, lots of herbs, etc.
My tomatoes are just now turning red due to the very cloudy summer in San Diego this year. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego has experienced the coldest July since 1933. My tomatoes can attest to that!
Here are some links to garden styles and finding the right design for your lifestyle and yard space.
* See Block Style Layout of Raised Planters with Colorado Master Gardeners Designs.
* Cottage Style Gardening: Informal and abundant planting style. A country look that fits into a small garden area. Front yard Cottage Garden Plan.
* Square Foot Gardening: Creating gardens in individual boxed raised planters. How to create a Square Foot Garden.
Vertical Gardening: Creating vertical supports to grow more vegetables and herbs in vertical spaces.
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