Plant garlic on west ends of garden rows. Stop watering when it starts to get dried leaves. We’re using garlic as a pest deterrent and a flavorful seasoning for our food.
Also, plant garlic under the grapes at the end of September. The grapes don’t start fully leafing out until the garlic is almost done.
Plant squash and tomatoes with the garlic in the spring.
Start all plants in 2×2 soil blocks.
Plant kale and chard as early in the spring as the weather will allow, before the overwintered ones languish and go to seed.
Keep trying with the carrots. You’ll find your system.