Garden Plans > 2011: Spring

About this Garden Plan

The majority of my edibles are in this garden although I do have some edible landscaping with herbs and rhubarb scattered through out the yard. I need to get a fense built ASAP. The apple trees, asparagus and alpine strawberries do not yet exist ... well I have the seeds for the alpines. The artichoke, blue berries and raspberries are still in pots. The okra, beans, eggplant, peppers and squash still need to be planted. The fig is a baby.

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: USDA zone 7
Garden Size: 81' 11" x 29' 11"
Garden Type: Backyard / back garden
Garden Layout: Raised Beds
Sun or Shade: Sunny
Garden Soil Type: Good soil

Plan Notes

Need 2 more raised boxes...double high / texted Larry Joey to service mower pound rocks into bottom of beds flame weeds chicken wire around potatoes and down the middle (hold straw and raise plants up) use bags to raise walls on Ikea bags bales of straw (weed free type) several trellis for top of peas trellis for sweet peas chop leaves service mower trellis for green beans and raspberries plant raspberries and blue berries and artichoke and herbs and tomatoes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Apple (Dwarf) 23' 3"3' 3" x 3' 3" 
Artichoke (Globe) 12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Asparagus 41' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5" 
Basil 277"5" x 9" 
Beans (Fava)
 Windsor
247"5" x 9" 
Beans (Fava) 307"5" x 9" 
Beans (Pole)
 Aunt Laura Shucky Wh/PinkTip
189"5" x 1' 1" 
Blueberry 22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Borage 41' 1"11" x 1' 11" 
Broccoli 121' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5" 
Cabbage (Fall Red) 22' 9"2' 7" x 2' 11" 
Carrot
 Carrots over wintered
883"3" x 5" 
Carrot 563"3" x 5" 
Cilantro 227"5" x 9" 
Cucumber 21' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Dill 97"5" x 9" 
Eggplant 61' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5" 
Flower 17"5" x 7" 
Flower
 sweet pea
215"5" x 5" 
Flower
 snap dragon
47"5" x 7" 
Flower 97"5" x 7" 
Fruit (Dwarf Tree)
 FIG
19' 10"9' 10" x 9' 10" 
Garlic 205"3" x 9" 
Herb
 varigated lemon thyme
211"11" x 11" 
Herb
 Wolfberry
27"5" x 9"Got from E2 Dale...cuttings 2010
Herb
 sorrel
17"5" x 9"Purchased at Behnkes 2011
Herb
 French Tarragon
111"11" x 11" 
Herb
 Rosemary
111"11" x 11"Purchased from Behnkes 2011 ARP
Kale 101' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5" 
Lettuce (Leaf) 593"3" x 5" 
Lovage 11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Onion 635"3" x 7" 
Onion (Fall planted) 105"5" x 9" 
Oregano 17"5" x 9" 
Parsley 285"3" x 9" 
Peas
 Melting Sugar
1103"3" x 7" 
Peas 1143"3" x 7" 
Pepper 61' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Potatoes (Early)
 Red Pontiac
911"11" x 11"Red Skin, white flesh. Use for new potatoes or fresh eating
Potatoes (Early)
 Red Thumb fingerling
128"8" x 8"Red Skin, red flesh fingerling. Early
Potatoes (Early)
 Kipfel
128"8" x 8"Good for oven roasting. Mid Season Fingerling. Yellow Skin, yellow flesh.
Potatoes (Early)
 Purple Peruvian
128"8" x 8"Purple Skin, purple flesh fingerling Late Variety
Potatoes (Maincrop)
 Carola
911"11" x 11"100 to 130 days yellow skin yello flesh boil, bake, mash, hash, scalloped, some scab and disease resistance excellant storage qualities
Potatoes (Maincrop)
 Alby's Gold
911"11" x 11"Main Potato, good for long term storage. Yellow skin, yellow flesh. 80 to 100 days
Radish 63"3" x 7" 
Raspberry 32' 3"1' 11" x 2' 11" 
Sage 111"11" x 1' 3" 
Spinach
 Overwintered
607"7" x 11" 
Squash (Summer) 41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Winter) 12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Strawberry
 Ft Laramie
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Tower of 12 planters with 3 Strawberries each.
Strawberry 151' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Swiss Chard 71' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Thyme
 varigated lemon
211"11" x 1' 3" 
Thyme 311"11" x 1' 3" 
Tomato (Small)
 Sweet 100
11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Roma
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small) 21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tree (Small)
 Japanese Maple
18' 2"8' 2" x 8' 2" 
Turnip 67"5" x 11" 

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Apple (Dwarf)
Artichoke (Globe)
Asparagus
Basil
Beans (Fava)
 Windsor
Beans (Fava)
Beans (Pole)
 Aunt Laura Shucky Wh/PinkTip
Blueberry
Borage
Broccoli
Cabbage (Fall Red)
Carrot
 Carrots over wintered
Carrot
Cilantro
Cucumber
Dill
Eggplant
Flower
Flower
 sweet pea
Flower
 snap dragon
Flower
Fruit (Dwarf Tree)
 FIG
Garlic
Herb
 varigated lemon thyme
Herb
 Wolfberry
Herb
 sorrel
Herb
 French Tarragon
Herb
 Rosemary
Kale
Lettuce (Leaf)
Lovage
Onion
Onion (Fall planted)
Oregano
Parsley
Peas
 Melting Sugar
Peas
Pepper
Potatoes (Early)
 Red Pontiac
Potatoes (Early)
 Red Thumb fingerling
Potatoes (Early)
 Kipfel
Potatoes (Early)
 Purple Peruvian
Potatoes (Maincrop)
 Carola
Potatoes (Maincrop)
 Alby's Gold
Radish
Raspberry
Sage
Spinach
 Overwintered
Squash (Summer)
Squash (Winter)
Strawberry
 Ft Laramie
Strawberry
Swiss Chard
Thyme
 varigated lemon
Thyme
Tomato (Small)
 Sweet 100
Tomato (Small)
 Roma
Tomato (Small)
Tree (Small)
 Japanese Maple
Turnip



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