It seemed like a mad idea in March and I was starting to wish I was sowing all my veg in rows this year when the beetroot germinated poorly and I was worried that my calculations of how many plants I would need for my beds of flowers and veg in circles looked like they were falling short. But now, as the plants are growing and the patterns are becoming clear, all is well.
There is no real tactical reason for growing the flowers and veg in circles except that I hope it will look nice. Last year the beds had rows of veg and flowers and it looked fine. But I suppose gardening is all about pushing the boundaries and I wanted to try something different. Making the beds match and wanting some plants to appear in all the beds meant they had to be veg we could use lots of so beetroot and parsley had to be the main veg plus lettuce which I am growing in several varieties.
They have been more fiddly to plant than in rows and weeding is a bit slower but now that they are starting to close in and cover the soil the plants will need less weeding (I hope).