Starting a New Sunburst Pattern


I did a sunburst pattern a few years ago in my garden in the UK. I had a lot of fun doing it, but to be honest it was a bit tame. Just a few Lettuce in a diagonal pattern. In the past I’ve done diamond patterns on my allotment and zig-zag patterns too.


This year, I thought I would revisit the sunburst idea with a bit more gusto this time. It’s a larger area (around 10ft x 16ft) and I can grow some much more here. I’m also taking some inspiration from the old book that I found, Art of the Kitchen Garden, and planning to put in some annual flowers to give it some definition.


I’m so excited about the possibilities. I’ve started to do a plan and lay some string, and to mark out the basic pattern.


I have sowed, Beetroot, and put in some onion sets. I have also sowed some plants for transplant from the greenhouse (Kale, Cabbage, Cauliflower etc).


And the rest will be sowed directly into the ground. Here I have sowed some spare Onion sets just incase the birds pull them out or some don’t sprout. I’ll keep posting photos as I go.

4 Responses to “Starting a New Sunburst Pattern”

  1. Alisonon 28 Mar 2014 at 2:46 am

    This looks like a fascinating project! Looking forward to seeing it when it’s further along.

  2. plantsukonlineon 28 Mar 2014 at 5:49 am

    RT @mowdirect: Starting a New Sunburst Pattern:
    I did a sunburst pattern a few years ago in my garden in the UK. I had a lot… http://t.c…

  3. NotGardeneron 31 Mar 2014 at 2:15 pm

    @mytinyplot Love it. #sunburst

  4. mtpon 01 Apr 2014 at 12:49 am

    The birds have pulled up the Onion sets already. So I’ve pushed them back in again. I may need those spares!