garden planning & planting

Raised Bed Garden Planting and Planning

Many people know what fruits or vegetables they like to eat, but don’t have a complete understanding of what grows well in our climate in different seasons. Then they get frustrated when certain crops struggle or die. We take the trial and error out of gardening.

For clients that want a simple and successful start to their homegrown journey, we can help you create a planting plan for your unique garden and lifestyle. Want enough greens for your daily smoothie? No problem? Do you get overwhelmed by going to the store and trying to read seed packets? We have an  interactive order form that will help you choose crops automatically based on your unique growing conditions.

Do you have summer travel planned? We often help clients plan their garden around their schedule, so crops will be ready for harvest when they’re home. We also offer full maintenance services as a worry-free way to keep your garden always looking and performing great.

Our Planning Services

Backyard Eats is excited to help you plan your dream raised bed garden! We begin by understanding what varieties of plants you want to grow, and what seasons you want to grow in. With this information, our team will put together a detailed planting plan that takes into account your climate zone, sun exposure, and the recommended planting dates for each vegetable.

Our square-foot plans give each plant the room it needs to grow and thrive while also maximizing your backyard harvest. Once your planting plan is approved, we will create a custom order form with everything you need to get started!

We offer 75+ choices for your garden, including annual vegetables, perennial herbs, and cut flower selections. Our curated list includes the best combinations of delicious, disease-resistant, early-producing, and high-yielding varieties for you to choose from!  Each year we prune the list of lackluster performers, and add new flavors and varieties to try.

When your garden is planted, we will provide you with metal QR code name tags for each plant. Simply scan the QR code or visit our online Harvest Directory to access a collection of instructional Harvest Guides that will teach you how to grow, harvest, store, and cook with your backyard produce! At Backyard Eats we provide everything you need to succeed.

How Our Process Works

Choose Your Plants

The first step to planning a garden with Backyard Eats is to complete your custom online order form.  This form allows you to choose from our curated list of varieties, and because it’s unique to you, a visual guide will help you pick the right amount of plants for your garden’s size.

Review The Plan With Your Gardener

After you’ve completed your Order Form, our garden planners will use your selections to design detailed Planting Plans for the spring and summer planting seasons. As part of our process, we offer an optional Zoom call in which your gardener will review your plant selections with you. Using screen share, you can discuss the details and make adjustments.

Hassle-free Planting

After the planting plan is agreed upon, Backyard Eats will supply and install all the plants, seeds, fertilizer, and printed metal plant labels for each crop selected. You can sit back and relax knowing that your garden is being cared for professionally and effectively. We also offer seasonal return visits to install plant supports.