Garden Plans > 2016: School Garden - Spring



About this Garden Plan

Atlantic Highlands Elementary School Tiger Patch Learning Garden by GoSprouts.org

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: gosprouts.org
Garden Size: 32' 11" x 46' 11"
Garden Type: School / College Garden
Garden Layout: Raised Beds
Sun or Shade: Partial Shade
Garden Soil Type: Good soil

Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Arugula 425"3" x 7"https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/arugula-organic-true-italian EASIEST TO START OUTDOORS In early spring, sow seeds directly into well-worked garden soil 1 to 2 inches apart in rows 10 inches apart in full sun. Cover 1/4 inch deep and firm soil over seeds. Keep seed bed evenly moist until seedlings emerge in 7 to 14 days. Make new sowings every 2 weeks until early summer for a constant supply of fresh non-bitter leaves. Young leaves are ready to begin harvesting in 3 to 4 weeks. In hot summer areas, wait to sow again in late summer for fall use, as summer heat makes leaves very pungent.
Asparagus 11' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5" 
Basil
 Purple Dark Opal
37"5" x 9"https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/basil-organic-purple-opal TO PLANT DIRECTLY INTO THE GARDEN When late spring weather has thoroughly warmed up, sow seeds 1 inch apart in well worked fertile soil in full sun. Cover 1/4 inch deep, firm soil and keep seedbed moist. Germination takes 1 to 2 weeks. After seedlings are well established, thin or transplant 8 inches apart to allow plants room to mature.
Beans (Bush Snap) 69"5" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Dry)
 Cannellini
169"7" x 1' 1"https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/bean-pole-organic-mamas-cannellini START SEEDS OUTDOORS Dont plant too early; cold conditions prevent good bean germination. In late spring, when nights are securely above 55°F (13°C), sow in fertile soil in full sun. Erect strong stakes or trellis to support vines. Plant seeds 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart along a trellis or fence. For tripods, sow 4 to 6 seeds about 4 inches from each pole, then thin seedlings to 3 best plants per pole.
Beans (Lima) 39"5" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Pole)
 Purple Podded Pole
139"5" x 1' 1"https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/spinach-organic-regiment START SEEDS OUTDOORS In spring, once weather is warm and settled and nights stay securely above 55°F (13°C), plant seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Poke seeds in 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart in rows 1 to 2 feet apart. Make additional sowings several weeks apart until the end of June to provide long continued harvests.
Broccoli
 Raab Rapini Organic
61' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/broccoli-raab-organic-early-rapini START SEEDS DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN In very early spring as soon as ground can be worked, prepare a well-drained, fertile garden bed in full sun. Sow seeds 2 inches apart in rows 6 to 8 inches apart. Cover 1/2 inch deep and keep soil evenly moist to ensure good germination. When seedlings are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin to stand 4 to 6 inches apart. Use non-toxic B.T. (Bacillus thuringiensis) products to control caterpillar pests as necessary.
Carrot
 Short N Sweet Organic
423"3" x 5"https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/short-stuff START SEEDS OUTDOORS In spring once danger of hard frost is past, sow seeds in full sun in finely worked, fertile soil. Sow 1/4 inch deep and 1/2 inch apart in rows 8 inches apart, or broadcast seeds thinly in beds and cover lightly. Keep seed bed evenly moist as carrots can be slow to germinate, emerging over 10 to 21 days. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away as seedlings catch up quickly. Thin young carrots several times so seedlings are 2 to 3 inches apart and have room to size up.
Chamomile 911"9" x 1' 3" 
Cucumber
 Straight Eight
31' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/cucumber-organic-straight-eight
Dill 67"5" x 9" 
Echinacea 51' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Garlic 985"3" x 9" 
Lavender 61' 3"1' 1" x 1' 7" 
Lemon Balm 11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Lemon Verbena 11' 1"11" x 1' 5" 
Lettuce (Crisphead)
 Flashy Trout's Back Organic
89"7" x 11"https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/lettuce-organic-flashy-trout-back START SEEDS OUTDOORS In cool early spring weather, start seeds in finely worked soil in full sun. Sow 1/4 inch deep and 2 inches apart in rows 6 to 8 inches apart and cover lightly. Tend carefully and keep evenly moist. Gradually thin out extra seedlings, leaving remaining plants standing 10 to 12 inches apart so lettuces have room to size up and fully mature into leafy butterhead rosettes. For a constant supply, make several sowings a few weeks apart until summer weather turns hot. Plant again in late summer for fall harvest.
Mint 17"5" x 9" 
Mustard
 Ruby Streaks
185"5" x 5"https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/ START SEEDS OUTDOORS In cool early spring weather, sow seeds in finely-worked soil in full sun. Shake seeds from the palm of your hand, broadcasting them about 1/2 inch apart over the entire seedbed or in wide rows, and cover lightly and evenly with 1/4 inch of fine soil. Firm soil gently and water with a fine spray. Keep seedbed evenly moist. Make small successive sowings until summer weather turns hot for a constant supply. Plant again in late summer for fall harvesting.
Oregano 67"5" x 9" 
Peas 103"3" x 7" 
Rosemary 17"7" x 7" 
Sorrel 711"11" x 11" 
Spinach
 Regiment
207"7" x 11"https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/spinach-organic-regiment TO START OUTDOORS In early spring when danger of hard frost is over, sow seeds in well-worked fertile soil in full sun. Space seeds 1 inch apart in rows 8 to 10 inches apart, or broadcast thinly for bed planting. Be sure to firm soil well over seeds to ensure good germination. If first sowing germinates unevenly, plant more seeds as they will catch up fast.
Strawberry 41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Thyme 111"11" x 1' 3" 
Tomato (Small)
 Black Cherry (OG)
81' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/tomato-organic-black-cherry STARTING SEEDLINGS Start indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor night temps are reliably in the 55°F (13°C) range. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm, 80°F (27°C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When they are 2 inches tall, transplant into 4 inch pots, burying stems up to base of leaves. Maintain around 70°F (21°C). Feed with half-strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until weather is warm enough to gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions. Transplant these vigorous indeterminate climbers 3 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.
Watermelon
 Doll Baby
81' 11"4' 11" x 3"https://www.reneesgarden.com/products/watermelon-icebox-organic-doll-babies STARTING SEEDLINGS OUTDOORS Melons need full sun, rich soil and warm temperatures. Plant only when weather is warm and nights stay above 50°F (10°C). Make slightly rounded hills 2 feet in diameter and 5 feet apart. Sow 5 or 6 seeds 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart in a small circle in top of each hill. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, be sure to thin them out, leaving only the 3 strongest plants to grow and mature in each hill.
Zucchini
 Zucchini, Ball Hybrid Mix
81' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 

Recommended Planting Times for this Location

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arugula
Asparagus
Basil
 Purple Dark Opal
Beans (Bush Snap)
Beans (Dry)
 Cannellini
Beans (Lima)
Beans (Pole)
 Purple Podded Pole
Broccoli
 Raab Rapini Organic
Carrot
 Short N Sweet Organic
Chamomile
Cucumber
 Straight Eight
Dill
Echinacea
Garlic
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Lemon Verbena
Lettuce (Crisphead)
 Flashy Trout's Back Organic
Mint
Mustard
 Ruby Streaks
Oregano
Peas
Rosemary
Sorrel
Spinach
 Regiment
Strawberry
Thyme
Tomato (Small)
 Black Cherry (OG)
Watermelon
 Doll Baby
Zucchini
 Zucchini, Ball Hybrid Mix