I love plotting and
Today I am heading out to once again try and get the beds on a piece of paper and decide what is going where and when.It is always fun to try and rotate things too as we grow so many things that it is hard to find a rotation system that works out according to soil and space needs. I am doing more productive things too, no worries, I have the manthing with tiller in hand and I have lots of carrots and onions to go in
Although I spend countless hours each winter doing these two jobs, more often than not I end up just planting what ever feels right at the time the bed is ready. I then scribble it on a scrap piece of paper that eventually gets thrown out and I am left to wondering for several weeks just what I planted where. Thankfully I have a pretty good memory and at least remember that a particular bed is planted. Well except for that one bed last year that I had the poor kids prepare for me no less three times and wound up with a mixed mess of veggies that was near impossible to get in to because it had so much seed.
I still would like a fold up laminated map of all the beds though, I would feel much more organized with it. What sort of system do you use for plotting and planning your beds and for crop rotation?