Garden Plans > 2012: GGR Garden

About this Garden Plan

Golden Gaits Ranch Garden This is the main garden area, behind our house. In addition to this, there is another 15x25' patch for "three sisters" (corn, beans, squash). Our beds are all raised beds, created by the lasagna gardening method.

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: Wellington, CO
Garden Size: 78' 11" x 58' 11"
Garden Type: Home garden
Garden Layout: Raised Beds
Sun or Shade: Sunny
Garden Soil Type: Other soil

Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Alyssum 165"5" x 5"Alyssum attracts hoverflies, whose larvae eat aphids! Plant near aphid prone crops.
Asparagus
 Mary Washington
121' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5" 
Asparagus
 Jersey Giant
91' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5" 
Basil
 Lemon
87"5" x 9" 
Basil 217"5" x 9" 
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Tavera
329"5" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Bush Snap) 259"5" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Dry)
 Jacob's Cattle
449"7" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Dry)
 Black Turtle
459"7" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Pole) 19"5" x 1' 1" 
Beet 705"3" x 7" 
Blackberry
 Prime Jim
32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Months of berries. APF-12 cv. Get picking after picking of large, delicious berries even in its first year. Harvest mid-June through frost. A tad more vigorous than Prime-Jan, with slightly larger 2 year canes. This product may be covered by one or more of the following patents: U.S.P.P. #16989.
Blackberry
 Chester
32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Shrugs off the cold! For berry fans in the Upper Midwest, this is the most productive blackberry you can plant. Cold hardy fruits won't soften, leak or lose color in the South either. Berries are firm, but not tart--the perfect all-around blackberry. Harvest in July.
Blueberry
 Honeyberry
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Bok Choy 47"7" x 9" 
Carrot
 Merida
563"3" x 5" 
Carrot
 Autumn King
753"3" x 5" 
Chinese Cabbage 31' 3"11" x 1' 11" 
Chives 27"5" x 9" 
Cilantro 67"5" x 9" 
Corn 81' 1"11" x 1' 5" 
Cucumber
 Burpless Hybrid
21' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Edamame
 Midori
279"7" x 1' 3" 
Endive 29"7" x 11" 
Flower 47"5" x 7" 
Flower
 Columbine
87"5" x 7" 
Flower 17"5" x 7" 
Flower
 Rudbeckia (Gloriosa Daisy), Go
77"5" x 7" 
Fruit (Bush)
 Rovada Red Currant
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Garlic
 Spanish Roja
225"3" x 9"Planted 11/5/11. Amended soil with wood shavings/sawdust, dry manure, organic homemade fertilizer.
Garlic
 California White
365"3" x 9"Planted 11/5/11 - amended soil with wood shavings/sawdust, dry manure, organic homemade fertilizer.
Garlic 105"3" x 9" 
Grape Vine
 Reliance
14' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11"Best tasting grape! This juicy, deep-red grape is flavor-packed. Great for fresh eating and fruit salads-- and never worry about seeds. An irresistible (and healthy!) snack for kids. Vigorous vines give you generous clusters, ready for harvest in August. Blooms late to avoid late-spring frost and is disease resistant. Damaged end March 2012 to about 2' tall.
Grape Vine
 Marquis
14' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11"Large fruit, giant clusters. Flavorful large fruits are borne on large clusters--pluck them from the vine to eat fresh or make delicious jellies, jams and desserts. This robust vine produces abundant crops early-to-late September--and it's cold hardy, too.
Grape Vine
 Concord
14' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11"The most popular grape without seeds! Concords are the gold standard for grapes. Deep-purple fruit, true grape taste. Now you can get that same great grape in seedless form. It has the same vigor and productivity. It even ripens slightly before the original Concord in mid-September.
Kale 31' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5" 
Kohlrabi
 Early White Vienna
49"7" x 11" 
Kohlrabi 39"7" x 11" 
Lavender 21' 3"1' 1" x 1' 7" 
Leek 237"5" x 11" 
Lemon Balm 61' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Lettuces
43"3" x 5" 
Lettuce (Leaf) 223"3" x 5" 
Marigold 517"7" x 7"Marigolds help kill root-eating nematodes in the soil!
Melon
 MN Midget
32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Mizuna 39"7" x 11" 
Onion
 Granex
205"3" x 7" 
Onion
 Ringmaster
665"3" x 7" 
Onion 65"3" x 7" 
Onion
 Dakota Tears
725"3" x 7" 
Onions (Red)
 Rosa Lunga Di Tropea
245"3" x 7" 
Onions (Red)
 Flat of Italy
245"3" x 7" 
Oregano 37"5" x 9" 
Parsley 25"3" x 9" 
Parsnip 127"7" x 11" 
Peas
 Green Arrow
2183"3" x 7" 
Peas
 Sugar Snap (OG)
283"3" x 7" 
Peas 773"3" x 7" 
Peas
 Dwarf Grey Sugar
283"3" x 7" 
Pepper 181' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Potatoes (Early)
 Yukon Gold
131' 3"1' 1" x 1' 7" 
Potatoes (Maincrop)
 Russet Norkotah
61' 5"1' 1" x 2' 5" 
Pumpkin 12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Radish 143"3" x 7"Plant radish as trap plant to keep flea beatles from bok choy, rutabegas, etc.
Raspberry
 Heritage
32' 3"1' 11" x 2' 11"Harvest raspberries your very first year. Produces big crops of large, sweet, dark red berries in June, then repeats in September. Perfect for eating fresh, canning, freezing, jams and jellies. Self-supporting upright canes, tolerance for poor soil and cold hardiness to make it a winner. Needs a well-drained spot. A licensed variety of Cornell University. Red, Gold and Purple Raspberries and Blackberries should not be planted within 75 to 100 feet of Black Raspberries.
Raspberry
 Anne Yellow Rose
32' 3"1' 11" x 2' 11"Sunshine yellow with a hint of apricot. Large, sweet, firm berries liven up tarts, jams and salads. Freezes well, too. Hardy and productive, it bears the first year. Ripens in August through frost. This product may be covered by one or more of the following patents. U.S.P.P.#10411. Red, Gold and Purple Raspberries and Blackberries should not be planted within 75 to 100 feet of Black Raspberries.
Rhubarb
 Starkrimson
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Rosemary 17"7" x 7" 
Rutabaga 69"7" x 1' 3" 
Sage 111"11" x 1' 3" 
Scallions 153"3" x 3" 
Spinach 67"7" x 11" 
Squash (Summer)
 Yellow Straightneck
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Summer)
 Black Zucchini
21' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Summer)
 Scallop
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Winter)
 Delicata
32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Strawberry
 Ozark Beauty
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Strawberry
 Tri-Star
51' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Strawberry
 Ft Laramie
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Strawberry
 Alpine
31' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Strawberry
 Eversweet
41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Swiss Chard 71' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Thyme 1011"11" x 1' 3" 
Tomato (Small)
 Rio Grande
81' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Principe Borghese
31' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Silvery Fir Tree
31' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Try in greenhouse for early tomatoes. Do a second planting for fall in the greenhouse.
Tomato (Small)
 Tanana
11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Semi-Determinate, 70-85 days, oblate, 6-8 oz, dark pink-red. Sand Hill, Organic
Tomato (Small)
 Sugar Sweetie
11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Kimberly
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Bellstar
81' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small) 31' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Determinate. 2-4 oz early, red, round.
Tomato (Small)
 Bush Beefsteak
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 German Giant
11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Cherokee Purple
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Try this or another earlier slicing tomato variety.
Tree (Large)
 Cottonwood
113' 1"13' 1" x 13' 1" 

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Alyssum
Asparagus
 Mary Washington
Asparagus
 Jersey Giant
Basil
 Lemon
Basil
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Tavera
Beans (Bush Snap)
Beans (Dry)
 Jacob's Cattle
Beans (Dry)
 Black Turtle
Beans (Pole)
Beet
Blackberry
 Prime Jim
Blackberry
 Chester
Blueberry
 Honeyberry
Bok Choy
Carrot
 Merida
Carrot
 Autumn King
Chinese Cabbage
Chives
Cilantro
Corn
Cucumber
 Burpless Hybrid
Edamame
 Midori
Endive
Flower
Flower
 Columbine
Flower
Flower
 Rudbeckia (Gloriosa Daisy), Go
Fruit (Bush)
 Rovada Red Currant
Garlic
 Spanish Roja
Garlic
 California White
Garlic
Grape Vine
 Reliance
Grape Vine
 Marquis
Grape Vine
 Concord
Kale
Kohlrabi
 Early White Vienna
Kohlrabi
Lavender
Leek
Lemon Balm
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Lettuces
Lettuce (Leaf)
Marigold
Melon
 MN Midget
Mizuna
Onion
 Granex
Onion
 Ringmaster
Onion
Onion
 Dakota Tears
Onions (Red)
 Rosa Lunga Di Tropea
Onions (Red)
 Flat of Italy
Oregano
Parsley
Parsnip
Peas
 Green Arrow
Peas
 Sugar Snap (OG)
Peas
Peas
 Dwarf Grey Sugar
Pepper
Potatoes (Early)
 Yukon Gold
Potatoes (Maincrop)
 Russet Norkotah
Pumpkin
Radish
Raspberry
 Heritage
Raspberry
 Anne Yellow Rose
Rhubarb
 Starkrimson
Rosemary
Rutabaga
Sage
Scallions
Spinach
Squash (Summer)
 Yellow Straightneck
Squash (Summer)
 Black Zucchini
Squash (Summer)
 Scallop
Squash (Winter)
 Delicata
Strawberry
 Ozark Beauty
Strawberry
 Tri-Star
Strawberry
 Ft Laramie
Strawberry
 Alpine
Strawberry
 Eversweet
Swiss Chard
Thyme
Tomato (Small)
 Rio Grande
Tomato (Small)
 Principe Borghese
Tomato (Small)
 Silvery Fir Tree
Tomato (Small)
 Tanana
Tomato (Small)
 Sugar Sweetie
Tomato (Small)
 Kimberly
Tomato (Small)
 Bellstar
Tomato (Small)
Tomato (Small)
 Bush Beefsteak
Tomato (Small)
 German Giant
Tomato (Small)
 Cherokee Purple
Tree (Large)
 Cottonwood



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