Garden Plans > 2016: athena garden

About this Garden Plan

Plot size and arrangement is carried over from 2015 garden.

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: 2016: athena garden
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

This is our third year with this garden plan. We have extended the garden by 24" on the south border(which does not show on plan) to give the raspberry plants room to expand southward instead of towards the garden area. We are incorporating the "folded-rolled toilet paper/seeds in flour paste" method of planting our seeds this year. What a neat idea. It might help keeping the quail from devouring our freshly planted seeds. ( smile ) We're anxious to see how well this planting method works out. I'll make a report here later. Edit: 1-26-17 Our garden didn't do as well as we expected in 2016. Tomatos experienced an unexpected late frost and killed all our settings. Actally, volunteer tomatoes rescued us. ( smile ) Still had a good crop of tomatoes. The toilet paper/seeding method worked well. Time consuming, but can be prepared indoors prior to planting. Spacing can be predetermined. See ya in 2017!

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Beans (Bush Snap) 569"5" x 1' 1"Snap beans did very well.
Beet 405"3" x 7"Planted 5-5-16 Did not do well. Irrigation and placement issue. Spot too windy.
Carrot 1263"3" x 5"Planted 4-27-16 Emerge 5-4-16
Cucumber 61' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Did not do very well. only about 4lbs harvested
Lettuce (Crisphead) 119"7" x 11"Planted 5-5-16 Did very well until temps got hot.
Onion
 Walla Walla Sweet
145"3" x 7"Left over from last season, possible for seeds. LOTS of seeds for next year.
Onions (Green) 1543"3" x 3"Proposed - Did not plant
Pepper 121' 1"11" x 1' 3"Did not do well - Harvested less than 3lbs.
Radish 1313"3" x 7"Planted 4-27-16 Emerge 5-1-16 Did well, but not as good as previous year.
Raspberry 92' 3"1' 11" x 2' 11"Permanent Location - 3rd year
Rhubarb
 Victoria
72' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Permanent Location - 2rd year
Spinach 107"7" x 11"Planted 5-5-16 Did very well until temps got hot and went to seed.
Strawberry 521' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"77 Starts from neighbor 5-5-16, 6 relo cated. Doing well! 2017 expected crop.
Tomato (Large) 181' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Starts frosted out. Relied on volunteer which sprouted from last year crop.
Tomato (Small) 21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Starts frosted out. Relied on volunteer which sprouted from last year crop.

Planting Times

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