Garden Plans > 2009: GGR Garden

About this Garden Plan

2009 Our first year gardening here at Golden Gaits Ranch. We amended the soil in our raised beds, using the "lasagna" sheet mulching 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: Good soil

Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Asparagus
 Mary Washington
121' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"1st year, did not pick. Grew large, then cut back for winter. Covered with leaf mulch & black plastic.
Basil 167"5" x 9"Indoors-newspots. Grew well, best to continuously pick.
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Tavera
149"5" x 1' 1"Similar to edamame growing notes. Tried soil blocks both inside and in ground.
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Edamame
129"5" x 1' 1"Difficulty starting either in or outside. Soil blocks. Just a few plants grew, but good. Will grow again.
Beans (Pole)
 Blue Lake
129"5" x 1' 1"OS. Grew well, but need to remember to pick when young. Start in blocks next yr?
Borage 31' 1"11" x 1' 11"Awful. Big plants that took over and grew everywhere. Started in news pots.
Broccoli 51' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"St in newspots. Grew well, but lots of worms. Need to proactively fight worms.
Brussels Sprouts 21' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"St in ground. Never made b-sprouts. Perhaps started too late while hot?
Calendula 811"9" x 1' 11"Indoors-newspots. Nice color. Bigger than expected--needed more room.
Carrot
 Little Finger
203"3" x 5"Ground. Should have thinned better. Need to grow in sandier/loamier soil.
Carrot
 Carnival Blend
203"3" x 5"Ground. Nice color but mostly orange. Need to harvest before ground freezes!
Celery 107"5" x 11"IN-news. Beautiful leafy plants with bitter tasting, dry, stringy stalks. Wrong climate?
Chamomile 311"9" x 1' 3"IN-news. Pretty but large plants. Pulled up to get rid of before end of season. Took over.
Chives 27"5" x 9"IS-newspots. Nice!
Corn
 Argent
121' 1"11" x 1' 5"IN-blocks, OUT-some. First corn was good, but later corn had lots of holes--eaten by earwigs??? Do in SB best!
Cucumber
 Lemon
31' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"IN-news. Very good but too many. Do only 1-2 plants in future.
Cucumber
 Japanese Soyu Burpless
31' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"IN-news. Very good but too many. Do only 1-2 plants in future.
Endive 49"7" x 11"IN-news. Nice pretty plants, but not real useful. Maybe do one or two in future.
Flower
 Nasturtium
37"5" x 7"OUT-ground. Slow to grow, but nice & big Sept-Oct.
Flower
 Bee Balm
47"5" x 7"IN-news. Start early next year! Large plants. Perennial but didn't know-dug up.
Flower
 Marigold
157"5" x 7"IN-blocks. Did nicely.
Garlic 455"3" x 9"OUT in spring. Never grew to picking size.
Kale 81' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5"IN-news. Very nice.
Lavender 11' 3"1' 1" x 1' 7"IN-blocks. Difficulty germinating. Started in jar in fridge per inst. 4 plants.
Leek 167"5" x 11"IN-news. Did nicely. Nice to eat in fall.
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Salad Bowl Red
43"3" x 5"IN-news & blocks? Need to do only 2 at once, in succession.
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Parris Island Cos
43"3" x 5"IN-news & blocks? Need to do only 2 at once, in succession.
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Mesclun Blend
83"3" x 5"OUT-ground. Too many too close together. Should have thinned & planted in succession. Too many at once.
Mache 65"5" x 5"OUT-ground. Yuck. Bad taste.
Onion 285"3" x 7"IN-news, did well. OUT-sets, didn't do as well, but crowded by broccoli.
Onions (Green) 83"3" x 3"IN-news, did well.
Onions (Red) 85"3" x 7"IN-news, did well. Do more!
Oregano 47"5" x 9"IN-news, did well.
Parsley 65"3" x 9"IN-SB. Slow to germinate & grow, but large plants. Don't need so many. Bi-enniel, but dug up. Keep next year.
Peas
 Sugar Snap
193"3" x 7"OUT-ground. Nice, but same as snow peas.
Peas
 Snow
203"3" x 7"OUT-ground. Some didn't grow, had to replant. Need to harvest frequently. If left too long, not as good.
Pepper
 Jalapeno
41' 1"11" x 1' 3"IN-news. Very nice, very prolific. Good jelly, nicely frozen.
Pepper
 Pepperoncini
41' 1"11" x 1' 3"IN-news. Very nice, very prolific. Picking often produces more. Canned.
Pepper
 Yolo Wonder
41' 1"11" x 1' 3"IN-news. Very nice red peppers.
Pepper
 Ancho
41' 1"11" x 1' 3"IN-news. Nice but not many peppers. Need to know how to use them.
Pepper
 Calif Wonder
41' 1"11" x 1' 3"IN-news. Very nice red peppers.
Pepper
 Canary Bell
41' 1"11" x 1' 3"IN-news. Very nice yellow peppers.
Radish 203"3" x 7"OUT-ground. Cute, easy to grow, but didn't eat much. Kept to keep pests away.
Rutabaga
 American Purple Top
149"7" x 1' 3"OUT-ground. Good, but need to store better (dry sand not good).
Sage 111"11" x 1' 3"IN-news? Planted one plant.
Spinach
 Correnta
77"7" x 11"IN-news, OUT-ground, IN-blocks. Grew well. Don't need so many at once.
Squash (Summer) 51' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"IN-blocks. Some died after transplant, replaced OUT-ground. Many shapes!
Squash (Winter)
 Butternut
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"IN-SB. Planted 3. Nice.
Squash (Winter)
 Acorn
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"IN-SB. Planted 3. Nice.
Strawberry
 Tri-Star
51' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"OUT-ground. Roots from FCN. 5 lived, then sent runners.
Strawberry
 Quinalt
121' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"OUT-ground. Roots from FCN. All died.
Thyme 311"11" x 1' 3"IN-news. Planted 3-4. Did nicely. Dried.
Tomato (Small)
 Sugar Sweetie
61' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"IN-news. Too soon (12 wks). LOTS of tomatoes. Dried nicely.
Tomato (Small)
 Topsy Turvy
31' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"IN-news. One each variety. Smaller tomatoes, lower yield. Too hot???
Tomato (Small)
 Roma
131' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"IN-news. Did very well. Lots of tomatoes for canning. Sngl stakes ok, but should be taller &/or try something better.
Tomato (Small)
 Ace
91' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"IN-SB, for later crop. Nice round tomatoes, but a bit mealy.
Tomato (Small)
 Brandywine
61' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"IN-news. Started too soon (12 wks). Got some nice tomatoes, but disappointing yield.
Tree (Large)
 Cottonwood
113' 1"13' 1" x 13' 1" 
Watermelon 12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"IN-blocks. Started with 3 plants, all died.
Zucchini 41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"IN-blocks. See sum squash.

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Asparagus
 Mary Washington
Basil
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Tavera
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Edamame
Beans (Pole)
 Blue Lake
Borage
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Calendula
Carrot
 Little Finger
Carrot
 Carnival Blend
Celery
Chamomile
Chives
Corn
 Argent
Cucumber
 Lemon
Cucumber
 Japanese Soyu Burpless
Endive
Flower
 Nasturtium
Flower
 Bee Balm
Flower
 Marigold
Garlic
Kale
Lavender
Leek
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Salad Bowl Red
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Parris Island Cos
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Mesclun Blend
Mache
Onion
Onions (Green)
Onions (Red)
Oregano
Parsley
Peas
 Sugar Snap
Peas
 Snow
Pepper
 Jalapeno
Pepper
 Pepperoncini
Pepper
 Yolo Wonder
Pepper
 Ancho
Pepper
 Calif Wonder
Pepper
 Canary Bell
Radish
Rutabaga
 American Purple Top
Sage
Spinach
 Correnta
Squash (Summer)
Squash (Winter)
 Butternut
Squash (Winter)
 Acorn
Strawberry
 Tri-Star
Strawberry
 Quinalt
Thyme
Tomato (Small)
 Sugar Sweetie
Tomato (Small)
 Topsy Turvy
Tomato (Small)
 Roma
Tomato (Small)
 Ace
Tomato (Small)
 Brandywine
Tree (Large)
 Cottonwood
Watermelon
Zucchini



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