Garden Plans > 2010: GGR Garden

About this Garden Plan

Our 2010 Garden

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
Arugula 65"3" x 7"IN-SB. Nice trap crop for flea beatles, but didn't like to eat.
Asparagus
 Mary Washington
121' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Planted 2009.
Asparagus
 Jersey Giant
121' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Planted 2010.
Basil
 Lemon Basil
27"5" x 9"IN-SB. Only 2 grew, but smelled very nice. Do more next year.
Basil 87"5" x 9"IN-SB. Had to replant some that didn't germinate.
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Nickel
209"5" x 1' 1"IN-SB. Very nice, do again.
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Edamame
209"5" x 1' 1"IN-SB. Grew nicely. Didn't harvest all soon enuf--dried instead.
Beans (Pole)
 Romano
489"5" x 1' 1"OUT by corn. Try SB next year? Need to harvest before too big and tough.
Beans (Pole)
 Kentucky Blue
489"5" x 1' 1"OUT by corn. Try SB next year? Need to harvest before too big and tough.
Beet
 Detroit Red
405"3" x 7"Some IN-SB, some OUT. Both did well. St some in cold frame--do more next yr.
Blackberry
 Prime Jim
32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Planted 2010, not pruned.
Blackberry
 Chester
32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Planted 2010, not pruned.
Blueberry
 Honeyberry
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"One did well, one did not. Not sure which variety, dang.
Broccoli 81' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Big plant, little harvest, too many worms. Don't bother next year, or just 1-2 plants before worms come.
Brussels Sprouts 41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Didn't make sprouts. What's wrong?
Carrot
 Nantes
193"3" x 5"Nice carrot. Do in sandier/loamier soil, and space better for longer carrots.
Carrot
 Tendersweet
193"3" x 5"Nice carrot. Do in sandier/loamier soil, and space better for longer carrots.
Carrot 53"3" x 5" 
Carrot
 Little Finger
193"3" x 5"Ok, but stick with bigger carrots.
Chives 27"5" x 9"Planted 2009.
Cilantro 187"5" x 9"OUT. Try in SB? Try in CF--withstood cold very well.
Corn
 Sugar Pearl
161' 1"11" x 1' 5"IN-SB. SBs worked well. 2 batches, 1 mo apart. 2nd batch had more earwigs, ears not complete with kernals.
Corn
 Silver Queen
261' 1"11" x 1' 5"IN-SB. SBs worked well. 2 batches, 1 mo apart. 2nd batch had more earwigs, ears not complete with kernals.
Corn
 Early Sunglow
81' 1"11" x 1' 5"Earliest corn, yellow. OK for early, but white is better.
Cucumber
 Japanese Soyu Burpless
31' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"IN-SB. Nice, but 3 too many. Do only 1-2 plants.
Flower
 Cleome
37"5" x 7"IN-SB. Big, spidery. Didn't really like.
Flower
 Bee Balm
37"5" x 7"IN-SB. 2 survived at west end of 2 corn beds. Should be perennial, left in ground.
Flower 17"5" x 7" 
Flower
 Marigold
67"5" x 7"IN-SB. Both Lemon-Tangerine and reg. LT nice.
Fruit (Bush)
 Rovala Red Currant
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Garlic 355"3" x 9"Planted in fall 2009. Good, but probably should have had more water.
Grape Vine
 Reliance
14' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11" 
Grape Vine
 Marquis
14' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11" 
Grape Vine
 Concord
14' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11" 
Kale 111' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5"IN-SB & pots. Difficulty in SBs. Better in seedmix #1. Too many planted. Some st in CF, good idea. Early kale was nice.
Kohlrabi 109"7" x 11"IN-SB. Some in CF for early harvest. Nice but don't do too many or learn to cook.
Lavender 11' 3"1' 1" x 1' 7"Planted 2009, moved to near grapes 2010. 1 still in herb bed.
Leek 257"5" x 11"IN-SB. Some early spr in CF. Don't multi-plant more than 2, they twist around. Put in bed that will be fall CF.
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Parris Island Cos
33"3" x 5"IN-SB, OUT. IN best. Keep planting in succession.
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Flame
33"3" x 5"IN-SB, OUT. IN best. Keep planting in succession.
Melon
 Charentais
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"IN-SB ok. Cracked open just before ripening. Too hot?? Don't bother.
Mizuna 49"7" x 11"IN-SB. Pretty plant but not too useful. Nice as trap crop for flea beetle.
Onion
 Granex
45"3" x 7" 
Onion 565"3" x 7"IN-SB. Didn't do well, mostly replanted in fall for 2011. Not enough water?
Onion (Fall planted) 325"5" x 9"Planted fall 2009. Ok, but not big. Not enough water?
Onions (Green) 143"3" x 3"IN/OUT. Most of them grew into bulbs. Not really any good scallions. OUT never germinated.
Oregano 47"5" x 9"Planted 2009. Too much spread. Need to thin early spring 2011.
Parsley 25"3" x 9"IN-SB. 2 plants near herbs should be biennial or perennial?
Parsnip 127"7" x 11"OUT. Good, interesting. Few got big. Maybe don't bother again?
Peas
 Sugar Snap
403"3" x 7"OUT. Need to harvest before too big, but if more mature, ok shelled.
Peas
 Frosty
403"3" x 7"OUT. Very good. Need to harvest right on time.
Pepper
 Jalapeno
61' 1"11" x 1' 3"IN-SB. Need to stake better, during transplant process.
Pepper
 Pepperoncini
61' 1"11" x 1' 3"IN-SB. Need to stake better, during transplant process. Too many plants (6).
Pepper
 Canary Bell
41' 1"11" x 1' 3"IN-SB. Need to stake better, during transplant process.
Pepper
 Anaheim
41' 1"11" x 1' 3"IN-SB. Very good, especially roasted.
Pepper
 Calif Wonder
61' 1"11" x 1' 3"IN-SB. Need to stake better, during transplant process.
Potatoes (Maincrop)
 Yukon Gold
181' 5"1' 1" x 2' 5"OUT-5/28. Good but planted too late. Plant early spring.
Radish 153"3" x 7"OUT. Nice trap crop, but didn't eat much.
Raspberry
 Heritage
32' 3"1' 11" x 2' 11" 
Raspberry
 Anne Yellow Rose
32' 3"1' 11" x 2' 11" 
Rhubarb
 Victoria
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"OUT. St in asparagus bed, moved to other bed. Never emerged. Maybe next yr?
Rosemary 17"7" x 7"PLTOUT-FCN. One plant, knowing it will not survive winter, but enough for dried rosemary.
Rutabaga 209"7" x 1' 3"OUT. Some didn't germinate, needed to replace. Try SB-IN?
Sage 111"11" x 1' 3" 
Spinach 67"7" x 11" 
Squash (Summer)
 Volunteer
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Summer)
 Gold Rush
41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Winter)
 Butternut
32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Squash (Winter)
 Luffa Gourd
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Squash (Winter)
 Spaghetti
32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Stevia 11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Strawberry
 Tri-Star
51' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Strawberry
 Eversweet
121' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Strawberry
 Alpine
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Thyme 311"11" x 1' 3" 
Tomato (Small)
 Super Sweet 100
61' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Stupice
51' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Viva Italia
171' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Tomatillo
41' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Ground Cherry
41' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Fantastic
61' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"2010 Hybrid tomato from Territorial Seed
Tomato (Small)
 Oroma
101' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Mr. Stripey
11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tree (Large)
 Cottonwood
113' 1"13' 1" x 13' 1" 
Watermelon
 Sugar Baby
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Zucchini 41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arugula
Asparagus
 Mary Washington
Asparagus
 Jersey Giant
Basil
 Lemon Basil
Basil
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Nickel
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Edamame
Beans (Pole)
 Romano
Beans (Pole)
 Kentucky Blue
Beet
 Detroit Red
Blackberry
 Prime Jim
Blackberry
 Chester
Blueberry
 Honeyberry
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Carrot
 Nantes
Carrot
 Tendersweet
Carrot
Carrot
 Little Finger
Chives
Cilantro
Corn
 Sugar Pearl
Corn
 Silver Queen
Corn
 Early Sunglow
Cucumber
 Japanese Soyu Burpless
Flower
 Cleome
Flower
 Bee Balm
Flower
Flower
 Marigold
Fruit (Bush)
 Rovala Red Currant
Garlic
Grape Vine
 Reliance
Grape Vine
 Marquis
Grape Vine
 Concord
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lavender
Leek
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Parris Island Cos
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Flame
Melon
 Charentais
Mizuna
Onion
 Granex
Onion
Onion (Fall planted)
Onions (Green)
Oregano
Parsley
Parsnip
Peas
 Sugar Snap
Peas
 Frosty
Pepper
 Jalapeno
Pepper
 Pepperoncini
Pepper
 Canary Bell
Pepper
 Anaheim
Pepper
 Calif Wonder
Potatoes (Maincrop)
 Yukon Gold
Radish
Raspberry
 Heritage
Raspberry
 Anne Yellow Rose
Rhubarb
 Victoria
Rosemary
Rutabaga
Sage
Spinach
Squash (Summer)
 Volunteer
Squash (Summer)
 Gold Rush
Squash (Winter)
 Butternut
Squash (Winter)
 Luffa Gourd
Squash (Winter)
 Spaghetti
Stevia
Strawberry
 Tri-Star
Strawberry
 Eversweet
Strawberry
 Alpine
Thyme
Tomato (Small)
 Super Sweet 100
Tomato (Small)
 Stupice
Tomato (Small)
 Viva Italia
Tomato (Small)
 Tomatillo
Tomato (Small)
 Ground Cherry
Tomato (Small)
 Fantastic
Tomato (Small)
 Oroma
Tomato (Small)
 Mr. Stripey
Tree (Large)
 Cottonwood
Watermelon
 Sugar Baby
Zucchini



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