Garden Plans > 2022: Megan's Garden

About this Garden Plan

Test Garden 1 - June 2022

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: United States
Garden Size: 14' 11" x 14' 11"
Garden Type: Backyard / back garden
Garden Layout: Raised Beds
Sun or Shade: Sunny
Garden Soil Type: Good soil

Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Beans (Pole)
 Kentucky Wonder Pole
19"5" x 1' 1"Notes Mulch to keep the soil cool and moist, and to reduce problems with weeds. Harvesting Gather pods before they fill with seeds. When picked often, pole beans continue to produce all summer. Troubleshooting Japanese beetles and Mexican bean beetles sometimes damage leaves and pods. Gather them in broad containers of soapy water in the cool of the morning. During very hot weather, pole beans may temporarily stop producing new flowers and pods. Feeding Mix an organic fertilizer into the soil before planting, using rates given on the label. Supplemental fertilizer seldom required. Sow and Plant Plant seeds 2 inches deep and 6 inches apart in late spring, after the last frost has passed and the soil is warm. Install a sturdy trellis before you plant your pole beans. Spacing Single Plants: 10'' each way (minimum). Row Spacing: 6'' with 1' 2'' row gap (minimum). Square Foot Planting 8 plants per square foot.
Carrot
 Danvers Half Long
13"3" x 5"Feeding Soil quality is more essential that supplemental feeding. Sow and Plant Sow direct into soil in spring. Make a second sowing for a fall crop in mid to late summer. Spacing Single Plants: 4'' each way (minimum). Row Spacing: 4'' with 6'' row gap (minimum). Square Foot Planting 16 plants per square foot. Notes Keep plants well weeded to reduce competition for nutrients are water. Mulch over the tops of mature carrots to keep their shoulders from turning green. Harvesting Can be harvested over a long period, but the longer plants are left in the ground, the more likely they are to be injured by insects or animals. Troubleshooting Viruses, nematodes, and soil-borne diseases can cause roots to become gnarled or misshapen. Try fast-maturing varieties to sidestep these problems.
Cucumber 11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Peas
 Snap
13"3" x 7" 
Peas
 Alaska
13"3" x 7"Soak seeds in water overnight before sowing 2 inches deep and 2 inches apart. Thin plants to proper spacing after the seeds germinate.
Pepper
 Habanero
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pepper
 California Wonder
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Tomato (Small)
 Beefsteak Organic
11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Zucchini
 Dark Green
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Feeding Drench plants with a liquid fertilizer when they begin to blossom and set fruits. Sow and Plant Sow seeds 1 inch deep in spring, either in rows or hills. Also may be started from seedlings started indoors or purchased at stores. Spacing Single Plants: 2' 0'' each way (minimum). Row Spacing: 2' 0'' with 2' 0'' row gap (minimum). Notes Keep plantings small, to fewer than a dozen plants. Other types of summer squash help pollinate one another because they are of the same species. Harvesting Harvest zucchini when they are young and tender, about 6 inches long, before the rinds begin to harden. Use a knife to cut fruits from the plants. Troubleshooting Squash bugs and squash vine borers can be serious pests. Exclude them from young plantings with row covers. Square Foot Planting 1 plant per square foot.

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Beans (Pole)
 Kentucky Wonder Pole
Carrot
 Danvers Half Long
Cucumber
Peas
 Snap
Peas
 Alaska
Pepper
 Habanero
Pepper
 California Wonder
Tomato (Small)
 Beefsteak Organic
Zucchini
 Dark Green



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