Step 2: Plan Your Garden
Planning is one of the most essential factors for any gardener, and yet it’s the one thing that novice gardener is known to overlook when they lay their first plants. If you want to avoid a whole lot of effort later on in thinking that you could have planted one thing here instead of over there, do your planning properly before you stick the first plant in the ground.
A simple pen-and-paper outline of your garden will do. Mark out areas of the garden that are getting the most sun, and where possible, note which type of soil each area of the garden has – this might need to be adjusted slightly depending on what you would like to have planted where.
When planting raspberries, don’t plant them anywhere near plants like potatoes or strawberries: Many common plant diseases affecting these associated plants are prone to “jump” to the raspberry population and can destroy your plants entirely.