Above is the first one I worked on. It's the 2'x3' one. I practiced Square Foot Gardening in these beds in seasons past, but this year, I'm just planting a few things we want to grow since I'm getting a late start. This bed has two Ichiban Japanese eggplants. I grew one a couple of seasons ago and it was very prolific, producing all summer long. I figured two in this bed would give us plenty.
|Beefsteak Heirloom Tomato in raised bed|
In this bed, which is a 3'x3' square, I put one tomato plant. It looks kind of lonely, ha, but it's an heirloom Beefsteak tomato. I grew one a few years back and since it was indeterminate, it got HUGE (and gave us a lot of tomatoes in the process, hoping for that again). A 3'x'3' is about the right size for it. I might plant some herbs around the edges just to grow a little something else.
Side note; these are plants I bought that were already grown at a local nursery, not a big box chain. They are non hybrid, heirloom plants.
I have one last raised bed, the largest 5'x5', and I'm going to get it fixed up this weekend. Not sure what I'm putting in there, but I'll keep you posted.