Our garden plot measures approximately 1/3 of an acre with 17 permanent beds. We have two rows of grapes, and one row with a mix of blackberries and raspberries. We practice intensive growing methods. No bed is planted to the same family of crops one year to the next. We use a rotation method of at least two years between growing crops within the same plant family, in order to reduce disease and pathogens. We love having the garden located close to our house, up close and personal. The entire garden is watered with drip irrigation, with water supplied from our domestic well.