View the Sample Garden Plan


  • Choosing What To Grow
    Choosing What To Grow

    This worksheet will help you choose what to grow in your garden. Choose from the list of veggies provided or write your own in on the next page.

  • List Of Veggies For Crop Rotation Sections
    List Of Veggies For Crop Rotation Sections

    Here is a more detailed list of veggies that can be grown in the four garden sections for a good crop rotation. NOTE: Corn is often hard to fit in since you'll want to be growing lots of summer fruiting veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and so on. You could grow corn in place of some of the legumes if desired.

Digging Deeper

Learn more about planning your garden:

Choosing the Land
Planning My Garden
Grow in Beds (Not Rows)

Join the Discussion


  • Susan

    Reply Reply March 1, 2019

    I have raised beds secondary to clay soil. There is a thick woodchip base and then I have 12 inch raised beds made from old barn tempers 16 feet long filled with twigs, hay, newspapers, grass clippings, chicken and Rabbit Manure, saw shavings and it is all covered with compost from local recycling place for free.
    Grows a great crop. I have 15 beds and some grind areas for sweet corn.
    I also have two wire corncribs sections that I plan to cover with plastic for 15×25 greenhouses.

    • Paul

      Reply Reply March 1, 2019

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing Susan. Sounds like you have quite the setup. Fantastic. Keep up the good work! I’m guessing that you have it set up where the organic matter is at the base of your raised beds and breaks down over time? The main thing is to make sure it doesn’t get too much mixed in with your soil to the point where it ties up the nitrogen (this can happen when organic matter breaks down). Otherwise keep it up!

      • Matt Ravenwise

        Reply Reply January 5, 2024

        I wouldn’t worry about carbonaceous material tying up nitrogen unless it’s getting turned into the soil. If it’s just being applied on top (such as a mulch) it doesn’t come into contact with as much nitrogenous material and breaks down slower. However, I *have* heard of people making a sort of compost mix, then planting on soil on top of it, and letting nature do the rest. No-till has many faces.


  • Kathy Kendall

    Reply Reply December 21, 2020

    We went through Bob Gregory’s training in WV a number of years ago, and have had our soil tested. John figured out what amendments¬†we need, according to that analysis, but we’ve had a hard time finding everything we need.¬†And . . . the shade issue.

    From the few minutes I’ve watched so far, I’m really excited to see that I can have a garden, even with the shade problems we have! Our garden area runs N-S, with tall trees on either side of it. I had a garden a number of years ago; some things grew well, some did not. Needless to say, the trees have not gotten shorter in the intervening years. They need to come out . . . we haven’t had the money to take them out . . . and that has really discouraged me on the garden front. Even if I might not be able to grow things like tomatoes very well, there are a lot of other things I can grow until we can get the trees out.

    THANK YOU for this encouragement, and the links to shade-tolerant crops. I just assumed that everything edible had to have full sun.

    In looking at the four-year basic crop rotation plan, I’m struggling to see how some of the items in your garden plan fit into the categories you’ve put them in.

    Legumes — these all make sense.

    Roots — um — Dill, Cilantro, and Parsley . . . ?? (I guess they are in this group because they are in the carrot family?)

    Fruits and grains — um — potatoes?? Are they here because they are nightshades?

    Leaves and Flowers — these all make sense.

    Maybe different headings for the two middle groups? Or maybe I’m the only one trying to figure this out? (I only knew dill, cilantro, and parsley were in the carrot family because I looked up shade-tolerant plants on the link you provided.)

    Also . . . where would you plant purslane? It’s my understanding that it is one of the highest vegetable sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, and I love it.

    Thanks again!


  • Lisa

    Reply Reply November 30, 2023

    It says I need to log in to see the sample garden, then it says my email cannot be found. Please help. Also, i am paying for lifetime access, are there other classes or videos I have to pay for? won’t let me sign in using seedtime login info.

  • Lisa

    Reply Reply November 30, 2023

    It says I need to log in to see the sample garden, then it says my email cannot be found. Please help. Also, i am paying for lifetime access, are there other classes or videos I have to pay for?

    • Jennifer

      Reply Reply January 28, 2024

      Did you have any resolution to this? I am having the same issue. Thank you

    • paul

      Reply Reply February 2, 2024

      Did you get a reply, I’m havign the same issue

  • Lisa

    Reply Reply November 30, 2023

    It wouldn’t let me post a comment

  • Denise C

    Reply Reply January 1, 2024

    it won’t let me view the sample garden. Says I don’t have access even though
    I have access to the video that refers to it.

    Also the layout feature won’t allow layout of anything smaller than 10ft x 10ft.

  • Peggy

    Reply Reply January 2, 2024

    I have tried viewing a couple different videos and when it asks for a login – it says email is not found. I am not sure what is going on, I should be on there.

    • Lorraine

      Reply Reply February 22, 2024

      I too, am getting the email not found pop-up. I too, have paid for the lifetime membership. Not sure what’s happening here.

  • Kathy

    Reply Reply January 31, 2024

    I clicked on Sample Garden Plan and entered my email. It gives me a new box to enter a code but I never received the code. : (

    Is there a section in this course on companion planting?

  • Kathy

    Reply Reply January 31, 2024

    And before you ask, I checked junk email! And refreshed!

  • Vicky McBride

    Reply Reply February 12, 2024


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