Garden Plan 2022

by Becky
Published: Updated:

This year marks a record for how many times I’ve changed my mind with my garden plan and where plants will go!

I can’t believe it’s April and I’m just getting this plan up on the blog. But after all the changes I’ve made, I feel more sure that this is a plan I’ll stick with. Here is the plan the garden for 2022:

In reality, I will do more interplanting than what is shown above. But it is a good representation of the basic layout and main crops. If you want more of a close up view on a phone or tablet, I’m adding a PDF so you can see it better. [Editing to add: The main garden is 100x100ft. The second garden (includes kids gardens) is 40ft x 100 ft. Each row is 100ft long and 30 inches wide. Walkways are 24 inches]

Here’s a recent photo of the garden so you can envision it. This view is from near my garden gate looking inward to the garden. The gate and view is at the bottom of the illustration of the garden plan above.


I am following the advice of others to keep my squash and my melons planted away from each other. Hopefully, this will allow us to get a good crop that isn’t destroyed by bugs. 

My main summer crops all have a cover crop planted prior to transplanting or direct sowing them. It is the first nine rows that are already cover cropped, (going from the bottom of the garden plan upwards and the view you see in the photo above).

I will follow the same process as last year, when it’s close to planting time, I will crimp the cover crop and then pull a silage tarp over it. The process terminates the cover crop and usually only takes about a week if it’s warm enough. The reason I do this is so it’s not going to seed or competing with the food crop.

Winter Rye from 2021 with hand made crimping tool otherwise known as a T-Post and paracord!

 Then I’ll remove the silage tarp and plant the tomatoes, peppers, corn, and squash directly into the crop residue which at this point is a beautiful in place straw mulch.

I still haven’t figure out how I’ll plant corn seed into the winter rye residue. They say winter rye is allelopathic, meaning it produces compounds in the plant tissues and the root exudates that inhibit germination. This is great for reducing weed seeds but I’m not sure how my corn seed will fare. I guess I’ll find out soon enough!

You may also like


Sarah April 4, 2022 - 8:11 pm

Have you thought about starting your corn starts in soil blocks for just a week or so to get them to germinate and see what happens? Just a thought…

theseasonalhomestead April 4, 2022 - 10:22 pm

If I had a smaller amount of corn I would! We plant 600 row feet so 600 seeds after thinning. I will definitely keep it in mind as a back up plan though!

Kayla April 4, 2022 - 11:40 pm

I’m setting up a new garden plot. Which way do you have your rows going – north/south or east/west? I noticed your taller plants are on the left side of the page. Is this north for you? Thanks!

theseasonalhomestead April 10, 2022 - 4:09 am

The rows are oriented North-South. Yes left is north! Good eye!

Keith Silva April 5, 2022 - 9:28 pm

What is the thinking for having asparagus, a bushy perennial crop, in the middle of the garden? Wouldn’t it be better off to the side somewhere?

theseasonalhomestead April 7, 2022 - 1:18 am

Well, when it came right down to it, I wanted to put it in an area of the garden that was very weed free. Asparagus doesn’t like weed competition. This was the best place at the time! I have no regrets. It helps me to see it often and keep it well weeded. Also sits next to my other perennial, strawberries.

Kaitlyn Brouwer April 6, 2022 - 4:34 am

Would it be possible to see which way is north? I’m also curious as to how many feet each row is. But I don’t even have that labeled in my plan haha.

Kaitlyn Brouwer April 6, 2022 - 4:35 am

Just read more carefully, and you do talk about the dimensions, so never mind!

theseasonalhomestead April 7, 2022 - 1:12 am

Yes! I should have put it on there. I’ll update it, but for right now the left side of the drawing is north. Rows run north-south.

Tina April 19, 2022 - 3:48 pm

I would love to know where you purchased the box/drawer/storage containers you keep you seed packets in. They look like the perfect size!!

theseasonalhomestead April 24, 2022 - 4:17 am

Cameron made them custom to fit the larger Baker Creek seed packets so they fit both large and small. I told him he needs to start making more and could sell them, but he hasn’t yet 🙂


Leave a Comment