|My DIY pea and bean supports in bed 2--Not Pretty, but functional. Chicken house in background|
- Roots; in my case just onions, a few celeriac, chard and beets (my carrots are in raised planters because of carrot fly).
- Peas and beans, followed by winter brassicas later in the season.
- Miscellaneous hungry crops: zuccini, tomato, cucumber, salad-y stuff.
- Holding bed: to hold the winter brassicas until the peas and beans are cleared away in late summer.
I have a few things outside my main vegetable beds, too: I have about a dozen planters of various sizes and shapes on the patio, including the above mentioned carrot planters. Additionally, I have planted some pumpkins at the far side of the garden, first making a mound of fairly fresh chicken bedding (manure and straw) with a little potting compost to hold the plant in. I planted pumpkins this way in the main patch last year and they took over! If they take over this year, they won't shade out other vegetables, at least--just the fish pond.