Garden Plans > 2013: Newly Expanded Backyard

About this Garden Plan

This is the tentative plan for our backyard vegetable garden for 2013. The garden to the west (with potatoes) has been expanded. The garden in the middle is new this year. The long flowerbed along the south fence is a work in progress, mix of perennials, grasses and herbs.

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: Maple Ridge BC
Garden Size: 50' 0" x 40' 3"
Garden Type: Home garden
Garden Layout: Raised Beds
Sun or Shade: Partial Shade
Garden Soil Type: Good soil

Plan Notes

As of March 17, still need to order some seeds. Some tomatoes have been started from seed, with plans to add a couple of nursery plants as well. Potatoes are on order (Siegelende) from Amsterdam Nursery, Pitt Meadows BC. Herbs seeds have been started. Last year's potted Rosemary died - purchased two new plants. Plan still subject to change. Not noted in plan: Peppers are grown in greenhouse and stay in all summer, except for extremely hot days. Some hanging plant additions - one determinate tomato planted in upside down pot. Nasturtiums in pots, one on south fence, one on side of greenhouse. Strawberries are in pots and one large hanging basket on decks and have thrived there for the last 3 years so will remain in those spots. Some potatoes will be grown in upright container elsewhere in yard (to be determined).

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Asparagus 345cm45cm x 45cm 
Basil 520cm15cm x 25cm 
Beans (Pole) 425cm15cm x 35cm 
Blueberry 690cm90cm x 90cm 
Carrot 4910cm10cm x 15cm 
Chili Pepper 135cm30cm x 40cm 
Chives 1020cm15cm x 25cm 
Cucumber 260cm60cm x 60cm 
 Purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
235cm30cm x 40cm 
Fennel 430cm25cm x 35cm 
Fennel (Herb) 235cm30cm x 40cm 
Flower 220cm15cm x 20cm 
Lavender 140cm35cm x 50cm 
Lettuce (Leaf) 510cm10cm x 15cm 
Marigold 120cm20cm x 20cm 
Nasturtium 1330cm30cm x 30cm 
Onion 1415cm10cm x 20cm 
Peas 4410cm10cm x 20cm 
Pepper 235cm30cm x 40cm 
Potatoes (Early) 240cm35cm x 50cm 
Potatoes (Maincrop) 345cm35cm x 75cm 
Radish 2510cm10cm x 20cm 
Raspberry 570cm60cm x 90cm 
Rhubarb 190cm90cm x 90cm 
Sage 330cm30cm x 40cm 
Spinach 920cm20cm x 30cm 
Spinach (New Zealand) 450cm45cm x 60cm 
Strawberry 560cm60cm x 60cm 
Sunflower 330cm30cm x 30cm 
Tomato (Large) 350cm45cm x 60cm 
Tomato (Small) 450cm45cm x 60cm 
190cm90cm x 90cm 

Recommended Planting Times for this Location

Plant List key