Planting Plans – by year

The planting plan  winter 20 -21

Planting Plan for Raised Beds, Winter 2020-2021

First Draft;

The plans for this winter are based on our usual considerations, including:

  • the need to rotate what’s planted in each bed
  • grouping plants with similar needs
  • location of beds  – amount of sun each gets
  • visual interest – colour, form height

    Raised Bed 1 

    Garlic and shallots in here, plus some winter salad greens.

    Raised Bed 2 –

    Green manure to go in this bed, to be dug in in early spring.  I suggest we leave this bed till the tomatoes etc go in here

    Raised Bed 3 –

    Autumn broad beans in here, Aquadulce, to harvest March/April onwards

    Raised Bed 4 

    Brassicas will go in here;  once the garlic is harvested, we can intercrop with summer and then winter salads;  the brassicas can be planted in the areas where the Green Manure was, so in a sort of chevron design


    Agreed that we’ll plant three varieties of mint here, and add it to the watering rota next summer.

Planting Plan for Winter 2016/2017

The plans for this winter are based on a number of factors:

  • the need to rotate what’s planted in each bed
  • grouping plants with similar needs
  • growing some unusual varieties
  • varieties with different leaf/flower colour, varying heights, for visual interest

Raised Bed 1

This bed will be entirely planted with Green Manure; we can do this in early October

Raised Bed 2

This bed will be a mix of chard and winter salads, including black radish, mooli, salad burnet, pak choi, lettuce;  a row or two of garlic and possibly shallots.  The artichokes have not done well and will come out. 

Raised Bed 3

This bed will be planted with broad beans, to overwinter;  we’ll plant them in early November

Raised Bed 4

This bed is already planted with brassicas and chard which are cropping now and should continue to do so till Spring

Herb Bed

We’ve agreed not to plant anything here that will need regular watering;  our current herbs do well (or at least OK) as they are all Mediterranean – we could plant other varieties of e.g. thyme here. 


Leave the sorrel to overwinter here. 

Wildlife Friendly Area

For the October Gardening Party, we will plant three Hebe:  I suggest we consider Hebe Oratia Beauty, flowers (pink) in summer, grows to a maximum height of .75 cm, so not too thug like, will attract wildlife and will provide some shade for the plants in front:  I suggest we try again with lavender in front of them, possibly getting slightly bigger plants this time?