The first thing to do when creating a garden layout is determining which plants you want to grow. Once you have found some plants, make sure that they grow well in your climate zone. Our garden is in zone 7. Try to choose vegetables and herbs that you cook with already, so that you will be more likely to use them around the house. A garden layout is dependent on a lot of things including, companion planting, lifespan, spacing, and other factors. We have created a chart that you can reference for companion planting. It tell which plants grow well nearby to each other and which do not. For the most part, we grouped perennials with perennials and annuals with annuals so that the annual planters can be tilled annually. Also some plants such as blueberries and squash take a lot of space to grow and this must be considered when planting them.