PLANNING THE GARDEN
<ul><li>“ Nothing happens in living nature that is not in relation to the whole” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goethe ...
Site Selection <ul><li>Don’t need huge spreading  </li></ul><ul><li>beds </li></ul><ul><li>Small spaces  </li></ul><ul><li...
Site Selection <ul><li>Containers </li></ul>
Site Selection <ul><li>Sun </li></ul><ul><li>some vegetables and fruits grow in partial shade </li></ul><ul><li>most need ...
Site Selection <ul><li>Soil </li></ul><ul><li>Drainage </li></ul><ul><li>Fertility </li></ul><ul><li>pH </li></ul>
Site Selection <ul><li>Raised beds </li></ul>
Site Selection <ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>distance from house </li></ul><ul><li>mud </li></ul><ul><li>water a...
Site Selection <ul><li>Wind protection </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetics – landscape  </li></ul><ul><li>design </li></ul>
Plant Choice <ul><li>Several things to think about before ordering or buying seeds.  </li></ul>
Plant Choice <ul><li>Be rational: </li></ul><ul><li>overwhelmed with produce </li></ul>
Plant Choice <ul><li>Grow what you will eat </li></ul><ul><li>putting food up space hogs </li></ul>
Plant Choice <ul><li>climate – number one limiting factor </li></ul><ul><li>microclimates, high and low temperatures </li>...
Plant Choice <ul><li>Days to maturity </li></ul><ul><li>our average last frost –  </li></ul><ul><li>April 30 </li></ul><ul...
Vegetable Selection
Warm season <ul><li>  </li></ul>
Cool season
Perennial
<ul><li>Kenosha County, Wisconsin: Climate Data and Growing Season Summary </li></ul>
Seed Catalog
Terminology <ul><li>Heirloom </li></ul><ul><li>handed down for generations </li></ul><ul><li>reliably produce same vegetab...
Terminology <ul><li>F1 hybrid </li></ul><ul><li>human-created hybrid </li></ul><ul><li>seeds produced by carefully control...
Terminology <ul><li>Disease resistance </li></ul><ul><li>VFN or M </li></ul><ul><li>  types of diseases or pests plants pr...
Terminology <ul><li>Days to germinate </li></ul><ul><li>time from planting seed to emergence of true leaves </li></ul>
Terminology <ul><li>Days to maturity </li></ul><ul><li>average number of days plant will take from germinating to producin...
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  1. 1. PLANNING THE GARDEN
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Nothing happens in living nature that is not in relation to the whole” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goethe </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Site Selection <ul><li>Don’t need huge spreading </li></ul><ul><li>beds </li></ul><ul><li>Small spaces </li></ul><ul><li>with special methods </li></ul>
  4. 4. Site Selection <ul><li>Containers </li></ul>
  5. 5. Site Selection <ul><li>Sun </li></ul><ul><li>some vegetables and fruits grow in partial shade </li></ul><ul><li>most need seven to eight hours of sun </li></ul>
  6. 6. Site Selection <ul><li>Soil </li></ul><ul><li>Drainage </li></ul><ul><li>Fertility </li></ul><ul><li>pH </li></ul>
  7. 7. Site Selection <ul><li>Raised beds </li></ul>
  8. 8. Site Selection <ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>distance from house </li></ul><ul><li>mud </li></ul><ul><li>water access </li></ul><ul><li>compost pile access </li></ul>
  9. 9. Site Selection <ul><li>Wind protection </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetics – landscape </li></ul><ul><li>design </li></ul>
  10. 10. Plant Choice <ul><li>Several things to think about before ordering or buying seeds. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Plant Choice <ul><li>Be rational: </li></ul><ul><li>overwhelmed with produce </li></ul>
  12. 12. Plant Choice <ul><li>Grow what you will eat </li></ul><ul><li>putting food up space hogs </li></ul>
  13. 13. Plant Choice <ul><li>climate – number one limiting factor </li></ul><ul><li>microclimates, high and low temperatures </li></ul>
  14. 14. Plant Choice <ul><li>Days to maturity </li></ul><ul><li>our average last frost – </li></ul><ul><li>April 30 </li></ul><ul><li>first frost – </li></ul><ul><li>October 16 </li></ul><ul><li>average growing season of 172 </li></ul><ul><li>days </li></ul>
  15. 15. Vegetable Selection
  16. 16. Warm season <ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. Cool season
  18. 18. Perennial
  19. 19. <ul><li>Kenosha County, Wisconsin: Climate Data and Growing Season Summary </li></ul>
  20. 20. Seed Catalog
  21. 21. Terminology <ul><li>Heirloom </li></ul><ul><li>handed down for generations </li></ul><ul><li>reliably produce same vegetable every year </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.seedsavers.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.heirloomseeds.com/ </li></ul>
  22. 22. Terminology <ul><li>F1 hybrid </li></ul><ul><li>human-created hybrid </li></ul><ul><li>seeds produced by carefully controlling cross-pollination of two varieties with specific </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t &quot;come true” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tmseeds.com/product/205.html </li></ul>
  23. 23. Terminology <ul><li>Disease resistance </li></ul><ul><li>VFN or M </li></ul><ul><li> types of diseases or pests plants prone to </li></ul><ul><li> example: tomatoes prone to verticillium wilt </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.reimerseeds.com/heartland-tomato.aspx </li></ul>
  24. 24. Terminology <ul><li>Days to germinate </li></ul><ul><li>time from planting seed to emergence of true leaves </li></ul>
  25. 25. Terminology <ul><li>Days to maturity </li></ul><ul><li>average number of days plant will take from germinating to producing fruit under ideal conditions </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.burpee.com/product/vegetables/tomatoes/early+tomatoes/tomato+bush+early+girl+hybrid+-+1+pkt.+%2830+seeds%29.do </li></ul>
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