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About this Garden Plan

2014 (Gerking Flat) Vegetable Garden - 1st Planting

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: Athena, Oregon
Garden Size: 84' 11" x 52' 11"
Garden Type: Home garden
Garden Layout: Traditional layout - rows etc
Sun or Shade: Sunny
Garden Soil Type: Good soil

Plan Notes

Due to a very windy location, 4' orange construction barrcade mesh was installed using 1" x 10' plastic electrical conduit cut in half for two 5' lengths driven 12" in the ground and slit with hacksaw to provide attachment at the top. A 70' length was installed the full length on the south side with four partitions across the garden in almost equal spacing. So far, the orange mesh is cutting the wind down by approximately 50%. We are happy with this application so far. Disappointed with the Sparkler White Tip radishes, they did not do well at all. Lots and lots of green top, but only tiny, woody radishes. Tilled up the whole crop. The French Breakfest radishes were fantastic, greens and all. Will plant more French Breakfest radishes for sure!! Harvest is going very well considering this is an experimental only garden this year(2014). As time allows, I will include total harvest for most all planted. Example: "ToDateHarvested-9/3" or TDH-9/3 = 5.0lbs. Total TDH-9/4 = 143.75lbs Our preservation process includes canning, freezing and dehydration.

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Beans (Bush Snap) 249"5" x 1' 1"Planted 6-10-14, Emerged 6-17-14 TDH-9/4 = 7.25lbs
Beet
 Early Wonder
905"3" x 7"Planted 6-8-14, Emerged 6-13-14
Beet
 Detroit Dark Red
905"3" x 7"Planted 6-8-14, Emerged 6-13-14 TDH-9/4 = 22.00lbs
Broccoli
 Sun King Hybrid
101' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Planted 6-15-14, Emerged 6-21-14
Broccoli
 Green Sprouting Calabrese
101' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Planted 6-15-14, Emerged 6-21-14
Brussels Sprouts
 Catskill
81' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Planted 6-15-14, Emerged 6-21-14
Carrot
 Little Finger
1983"3" x 5"Planted 6-9-14, Emerged 6-18-14
Carrot
 Imperator
1983"3" x 5"Planted 6-9-14, Very slow to emerge. TDH-3-8-15 = 35+lbs, lost track but still harvesting (smile)
Cauliflower
 Snowball
161' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Planted 6-15-14, Emerged 6-21-14
Corn
 Silver Queen
241' 1"11" x 1' 5"Planted 6-8-14-Pheasants ate all 66 seeds. Bought 33 sets, transplanted 6-24-14
Cucumber 81' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Planted 6-11-14, Emerged 6-21-14 TDH-9/4 = 4.00lbs
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Nevada
663"3" x 5"Planted 6-15-14 TDH-9/4 = 4.50lbs
Okra 161' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Planted 6-10-14, , Emerged 6-20-14
Onions (Green) 1763"3" x 3"Planted 6-10-14, both early set and seeds. Early sets not surviving due to wind. Seeds emerged 6-19-14 TDH-9/4 = 2.00lbs
Peas 4003"3" x 7"Sugar Snap, seeds, planted 6/1/14 Emerged 6-11-14 Have not done well at all. TDH-9/4 = .75lbs
Pepper 201' 1"11" x 1' 3"7 bought, planted 6/3/14 Seeds, three rows, planted 6/3/14, four peppers about ready to harvest. TDH-9/4 = 3.50lbs
Potatoes (Early) 131' 3"1' 1" x 1' 7"10 Seed, planted 5/25/14 One plant emerged 6-10-14, no others yet
Pumpkin
 Small Sugar Or Pie
62' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Planted 6-10-14, Emerged 6-20-14
Radish
 French Breakfast
1523"3" x 7"Planted 6-15-14, Emerged 6-19-14
Raspberry 92' 3"1' 11" x 2' 11"Sets bought & planted 5-28-14, primarily for wind break.
Squash (Summer)
 Table Queen Acorn
31' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Planted 6-11-14, Emerged 6-20-14
Squash (Summer)
 Early Prolific Straightneck
81' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Planted 6-11-14, Emerged 6-23-14 TDH-9/4 = 32.25lbs
Strawberry 121' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"12 sets bought, planted 6/1/14 6-15-14 (3) berries harvested so far. TDH-9/4 = 1.75lbs
Tomato (Large)
 Independance Day
81' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Large) 161' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"24 starts, planted 6/3/14 6-13-14 starts blossoms formed, 3 bought, planted 6/3/14, 6-23-14 small tomatoes forming on starts. TDH-9/4 = 30.25lbs
Zucchini 81' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Planted 6-11-14, Emerged 6-22-14 TDH-9/4 = 32.50lbs

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Beans (Bush Snap)
Beet
 Early Wonder
Beet
 Detroit Dark Red
Broccoli
 Sun King Hybrid
Broccoli
 Green Sprouting Calabrese
Brussels Sprouts
 Catskill
Carrot
 Little Finger
Carrot
 Imperator
Cauliflower
 Snowball
Corn
 Silver Queen
Cucumber
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Nevada
Okra
Onions (Green)
Peas
Pepper
Potatoes (Early)
Pumpkin
 Small Sugar Or Pie
Radish
 French Breakfast
Raspberry
Squash (Summer)
 Table Queen Acorn
Squash (Summer)
 Early Prolific Straightneck
Strawberry
Tomato (Large)
 Independance Day
Tomato (Large)
Zucchini



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