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Our 2011 Garden Plan.

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: Wellington, CO
Garden Size: 78' 11" x 58' 11"
Garden Type: -
Garden Layout: -
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Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Arugula 25"3" x 7" 
Asparagus
 Mary Washington
121' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Friends: Aster family flowers, dill ,coriander, carrots, tomatoes, parsley, basil, comfrey and marigolds. Avoid: Onions, garlic and potatoes.
Asparagus
 Jersey Giant
121' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Friends: Aster family flowers, dill ,coriander, carrots, tomatoes, parsley, basil, comfrey and marigolds. Avoid: Onions, garlic and potatoes.
Basil 267"5" x 9"Plant with tomatoes to improve growth and flavor. Basil also does well with peppers, oregano, asparagus and petunias. Basil can be helpful in repelling thrips. It is said to repel flies and mosquitoes. Do not plant near rue or sage.
Bay 11' 5"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Tavera
129"5" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Pencil Pod
129"5" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Dry)
 Black Turtle
269"7" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Dry)
 Jacobs Cattle
299"7" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Pole)
 Kentucky Wonder
119"5" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Pole)
 Rattlesnake
129"5" x 1' 1" 
Beet
 Early Wonder
85"3" x 7"48 Days, Heirloom. Plant early spring or late summer. Good for greens, early crop.
Beet
 Golden
125"3" x 7"50 Days, Golden beets do not germinate as strongly, so plant a little thicker. Keep soil evenly moist until they germinate. Plant 3" apart. LAKE VALLEY
Beet
 Beet-Fall
75"3" x 7" 
Beet
 Detroit Red
85"3" x 7"Companions: Lettuce, onions, garlic, kohlrabi, brassicas. Beets are also beneficial to beans with the exception of runner beans. Garlic improves growth and flavor. Use mint clippings as mulch.
Blackberry
 Prime Jim
32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Blackberry
 Chester
32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Blueberry
 Honeyberry
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Cabbage (Fall)
 Napa
42' 9"2' 7" x 2' 11" 
Carrot 1053"3" x 5"Companion: Peas, lettuce, chives, onions, leeks, rosemary, sage, tomatoes.
Catnip 11' 1"11" x 1' 3"Plant in borders; protects against flea beetles.
Chives 27"5" x 9"Companion: Carrots; plant around base of fruit trees to discourage insects from climbing trunk.
Cilantro
 Cilantro-Sabor
37"5" x 9"Start some 2/20 (12 weeks) to put in cold frame 4/3. Then start more 4/3 for outside.
Cilantro 17"5" x 9" 
Corn
 Sugar Pearl
451' 1"11" x 1' 5"Sugar Pearl: 73 days
Corn
 Brocade
451' 1"11" x 1' 5"Brocade: 83 days
Cucumber 21' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Cucumbers are great to plant with corn and beans. A great duet is to plant cukes with sunflowers. The sunflowers provide a strong support for the vines. Cukes also do well with peas, beets, radishes and carrots. Dill planted with cucumbers helps by attracting beneficial predators. Nasturtium improves growth and flavor. Keep sage, aromatic herbs, potatoes and rue away from cucumbers. Allow to grow up trellis with peas.
Dill 67"5" x 9"Companion: Cabbage (improves growth and health), carrots. CLT: Does not do well with carrots.
Endive 39"7" x 11" 
Flower
 Nasturtium
47"5" x 7"Deters aphids and pests of curcurbits. Plant around tomatoes, brassicas, cucumber, squash.
Flower
 Petunia
17"5" x 7"They repel the asparagus beetle, leafhoppers, certain aphids, tomato worms, Mexican bean beetles and general garden pests. A good companion to tomatoes, but plant everywhere. The leaves can be used in a tea to make a potent bug spray.
Flower
 Marigold
327"5" x 7"The workhorse of pest deterrents; keeps soil free of nematodes; discourages many insects; plant freely throughout garden. Here and there in garden. The marigolds you choose must be a scented variety for them to work. Do not plant French marigolds next to bean plants.
Flower
 Bee Balm
87"5" x 7"Plant with tomatoes to improve growth and flavor. Great for attracting beneficials and bees of course. Pretty perennial that tends to get powdery mildew.
Fruit (Bush)
 Rovala Red Currant
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Garlic 365"3" x 9"Roses and raspberries (deters Japanese beetle); with herbs to enhance their production of essential oils; plant liberally throughout garden to deter pests. Also see comp planting.xps doc
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" 
Herb
 Savory
37"5" x 9"CLT: Grow with beans.
Kale
 Kale-Fall
41' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5"Follow peas or beans after harvest. Plant around August 1 and continue to grow until first hard freeze. CLT
Kale
 Dwarf Blue
21' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5"Follow peas or beans after harvest. Plant around August 1 and continue to grow until first hard freeze. CLT
Kale 21' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5" 
Kohlrabi 129"7" x 11" 
Lavender 31' 3"1' 1" x 1' 7"Repels fleas and moths. Prolific flowering lavender nourishes many nectar feeding and beneficial insects. Lavenders can protect nearby plants from insects such as whitefly, and lavender planted under and near fruit trees can deter codling moth.
Leek 487"5" x 11"Companion: celery, carrot. Leeks repel carrot flies. Avoid planting near legumes. Per GGC & CLT: plant around peas. (???)
Lemon Balm 51' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Companion: Sprinkle throughout the garden in an herbal powder mixture to deter many bugs. Lemon balm has citronella compounds that make this work: crush and rub the leaves on your skin to keep mosquitoes away! Use to ward off squash bugs! (Recommended for containers as plants will reseed freely if planted directly in garden beds.)
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Lettuce-Fall
53"3" x 5" 
Lettuce (Leaf) 23"3" x 5"Does well with beets, bush beans, pole beans, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, onion, radish and strawberries.
Mint 17"5" x 9"Companion: Cabbage family; tomatoes; deters cabbage moth. Consider pot. Tends to take over.
Onion
 Granex
45"3" x 7" 
Onion 775"3" x 7"Companion: Beets, strawberries, tomato, lettuce (protects against slugs), beans (protects against ants), kohlrabi, dill, summer savory.
Onion (Fall planted) 255"5" x 9" 
Oregano 47"5" x 9"Plant near broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower to repel cabbage butterfly and near cucumbers to repel cucumber beetle. Also benefits grapes.
Parsley 45"3" x 9"Allies: Asparagus, carrot, chives, onions, roses and tomato. Sprinkle the leaves on tomatoes, and asparagus. Use as a tea to ward off asparagus beetles. Mint and parsley are enemies.
Parsnip 67"7" x 11" 
Peas
 Sugar Snap
483"3" x 7" 
Peas
 Snow
723"3" x 7"Try planting in succession: plant additional seeds near the first (to share the teepee) about a month later. OR for a fall planting.
Peas
 Progress
813"3" x 7" 
Pepper
 NuMex Joe E. Parker
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pepper
 Mini-Sweet
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pepper
 Peppper-Hot
11' 1"11" x 1' 3"Chili peppers have root exudates that prevent root rot and other Fusarium diseases. Plant anywhere you have these problems. While you should always plant chili peppers close together, providing shelter from the sun with other plants will help keep them from drying out and provide more humidity.
Pepper
 Pepperoncini
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pepper
 Calif Wonder
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" (Sweet Peppers): Plant peppers near tomatoes, parsley, basil, geraniums, marjoram, lovage, petunia and carrots. Onions make an excellent companion plant for peppers. Don't plant them near fennel or kohlrabi. (Especially good with basil.CLT)
Pepper
 Banana
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pepper
 Jalapeno
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pepper
 Canary Bell
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Potatoes (Maincrop)
 Yukon Gold
111' 5"1' 1" x 2' 5"Companions for potatoes are bush bean, members of the cabbage family, carrot, celery, corn, dead nettle, flax, horseradish, marigold, peas, petunia, onion and Tagetes marigold. Don't plant these around potatoes: asparagus, cucumber, kohlrabi, parsnip, pumpkin, rutabaga, squash family, sunflower, turnip and fennel
Radish 493"3" x 7"One of the workhorses for the garden. Companions for radishes are: radish, beet, bush beans, pole beans, carrots, chervil, cucumber, lettuce, melons, nasturtium, parsnip, peas, spinach and members of the squash family. Why plant radishes with your squash plants? Radishes may protect them from squash borers. Radishes are a deterrent against cucumber beetles and rust flies. Planting them around corn and letting them go to seed will also help fight corn borers. Plant near carrots to loosen the ground for carrots.
Raspberry
 Heritage
32' 3"1' 11" x 2' 11" 
Raspberry
 Anne Yellow Rose
32' 3"1' 11" x 2' 11" 
Rhubarb
 Starkrimson
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Planted March 19, 2011 Good companion for colombines--protects against red spider. CLT
Rosemary 17"7" x 7" Companion plant to cabbage, beans, carrots and sage. Deters cabbage moths, bean beetles, and carrot flies.
Rutabaga 39"7" x 1' 3" 
Sage 111"11" x 1' 3"Companion: Rosemary, carrots, cabbage, peas, beans; deters some insects.
Scallions 273"3" x 3"Scallions/onions good companion for tomatoes, lettuce, beans, beets, strawberries.
Soybeans
 Fiskeby
405"5" x 5" 
Soybeans
 Envy
365"5" x 5" 
Spinach 77"7" x 11" 
Squash (Summer)
 Gold Rush
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Summer)
 Early Prolific Straightneck
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Summer)
 Scallop
31' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Winter)
 Buttercup
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Squash (Winter)
 Butternut
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Squash (Winter)
 Delicata
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Incredibly sweet flavor and superbly delicate flesh have made Delicata the darling of squash lovers. Fruits are 1 - 1.5 lbs each and can be eaten with skin right on, after baking or boiling. Our strain is the highest quality available, carefully selected since 2001 for uniformity of size, shape and color as well as yield and non-bitter or hard-shelled fruit. As a farm-based seed company we are able to carry out focused improvements like this on many of our varieties.(Cucurbita pepo)
Strawberry
 Tri-Star
51' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Strawberry
 Eversweet
131' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Friends are beans, borage, lettuce, onions, spinach and thyme. Foes: Cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kohlrabi. Allies: Borage strengthens resistance to insects and disease. Thyme, as a border, deters worms.
Strawberry
 Alpine
31' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Sunflower 511"11" x 11" 
Sweet Potato 31' 5"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tarragon 11' 3"1' 3" x 1' 7"Companion: Good throughout garden. Not many pests like this one. Enhances growth and flavor of vegetables.
Thyme 811"11" x 1' 3"Here and there in garden; deters cabbage worm.
Tomato (Small)
 Rio Grande
61' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"80 days, Determinate. Large, blocky, profuse. Good for sauce, paste, juice. Deep red, 4" long. Well adapted to extremes in temperature. TOMATO GROWERS 2011 - last to emerge, started out small.
Tomato (Small)
 Red Siberian
41' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"55 days, Indeterminate. Early tomato, Russian heirloom, heavy yields, excellent flavor. BOTANICAL INTERESTS
Tomato (Small)
 San Marzano
41' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"80 days, Indeterminate. High yielding, large, "sausage" tomatoes. BOTANICAL INTERESTS
Tomato (Small)
 Virginia Sweets
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"80 Days, Indeterminate. Heirloom gold-red. Up to 1 lb each. Flavor is sweet & rich, harvests abundant. TOMATO GROWERS
Tomato (Small)
 Sugar Sweetie
41' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"65 days, Indeterminate. Classic tomato flavor, and abundance of fruit. BOTANICAL INTERESTS
Tomato (Small)
 Principe Borghese
61' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"75 days, determinate. Italian variety good for drying. Meaty, little juice and few seeds. Small plants become loaded with fruit. TOMATO GROWERS
Tomato (Small)
 Bush Beefsteak
61' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"62 days, Determinate. Compact bushy plants, vigorous, yield and abundance of rich red, solid fruit that average 8 oz each. TOMATO GROWERS
Tomato (Small)
 Amish Paste
41' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"85 days, Indeterminate. Heirloom paste-type fruit, oblong oxheart shape, 8 oz, solid with outstanding sweet flavor.
Tomato (Small)
 Ground Cherry
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Oroma
61' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"70 days, Determinate. Cylindrical fruits average 4 oz and have a thick, meaty wall. Peel easily. TERRITORIAL SEED
Tomato (Small)
 Martino's Roma
61' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"75 days, Determinate. Incredible yields, very richly flavored, 2 oz, 3" long. Meaty, few seeds and not much juice, suited to cooking but delicious eaten fresh. Compact plants have dark foliage. Heirloom variety, extremely productive. TOMATO GROWERS
Tree (Large)
 Cottonwood
113' 1"13' 1" x 13' 1" 
Zucchini 21' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arugula
Asparagus
 Mary Washington
Asparagus
 Jersey Giant
Basil
Bay
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Tavera
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Pencil Pod
Beans (Dry)
 Black Turtle
Beans (Dry)
 Jacobs Cattle
Beans (Pole)
 Kentucky Wonder
Beans (Pole)
 Rattlesnake
Beet
 Early Wonder
Beet
 Golden
Beet
 Beet-Fall
Beet
 Detroit Red
Blackberry
 Prime Jim
Blackberry
 Chester
Blueberry
 Honeyberry
Cabbage (Fall)
 Napa
Carrot
Catnip
Chives
Cilantro
 Cilantro-Sabor
Cilantro
Corn
 Sugar Pearl
Corn
 Brocade
Cucumber
Dill
Endive
Flower
 Nasturtium
Flower
 Petunia
Flower
 Marigold
Flower
 Bee Balm
Fruit (Bush)
 Rovala Red Currant
Garlic
Grape Vine
 Reliance
Grape Vine
 Marquis
Grape Vine
 Concord
Herb
 Savory
Kale
 Kale-Fall
Kale
 Dwarf Blue
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lavender
Leek
Lemon Balm
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Lettuce-Fall
Lettuce (Leaf)
Mint
Onion
 Granex
Onion
Onion (Fall planted)
Oregano
Parsley
Parsnip
Peas
 Sugar Snap
Peas
 Snow
Peas
 Progress
Pepper
 NuMex Joe E. Parker
Pepper
 Mini-Sweet
Pepper
 Peppper-Hot
Pepper
 Pepperoncini
Pepper
 Calif Wonder
Pepper
 Banana
Pepper
 Jalapeno
Pepper
 Canary Bell
Potatoes (Maincrop)
 Yukon Gold
Radish
Raspberry
 Heritage
Raspberry
 Anne Yellow Rose
Rhubarb
 Starkrimson
Rosemary
Rutabaga
Sage
Scallions
Soybeans
 Fiskeby
Soybeans
 Envy
Spinach
Squash (Summer)
 Gold Rush
Squash (Summer)
 Early Prolific Straightneck
Squash (Summer)
 Scallop
Squash (Winter)
 Buttercup
Squash (Winter)
 Butternut
Squash (Winter)
 Delicata
Strawberry
 Tri-Star
Strawberry
 Eversweet
Strawberry
 Alpine
Sunflower
Sweet Potato
Tarragon
Thyme
Tomato (Small)
 Rio Grande
Tomato (Small)
 Red Siberian
Tomato (Small)
 San Marzano
Tomato (Small)
 Virginia Sweets
Tomato (Small)
 Sugar Sweetie
Tomato (Small)
 Principe Borghese
Tomato (Small)
 Bush Beefsteak
Tomato (Small)
 Amish Paste
Tomato (Small)
 Ground Cherry
Tomato (Small)
 Oroma
Tomato (Small)
 Martino's Roma
Tree (Large)
 Cottonwood
Zucchini



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