Time to start planning the summer vegetable beds. Rather than micromanage this to extremes, we thought this year to rather just plan out the three major crops and fit the rest in as we went.

It helps that the garlic is already planted, back in the fall of 2011. That leaves the tomatos and potatos.
We use the planting records of the last 3 years to try and avoid planting the same plant in the same bed. This kind of crop rotation should help reduce some problems with soil and bugs.
We will be adding in some sheep manure to the beds, probably about 1 bag per 50 ft^2. Add to that the pile of compost we’ve been making for the last year.