Our main reason for growing a garden is to produce as much food as possible for our family for year round use. Whatever surplus we have I can or freeze up for the long winter months. I try to plan our garden to produce food for canning and freezing so it's a little different than someone who just want stuff for fresh eating. Last year was a unprecedented flop garden wise. I was so sick all summer that I just managed to clean the house. This year we are praying that no one gets sick or injured and I already have my garden plan sketched out. The idea is to plant tons and rotate crops as possible so I that I have plenty left over to can up.
Here is my rough plan for the garden this year.
In the big garden
In the six raised beds
We are also planning to plant two plum trees and a cherry this year to complete our mini orchard. We already have five apples and two peaches.