Garden Plans > 2018: Davenport Garden

About this Garden Plan

Homestead garden for 2 (fresh produce, canning, freezing, pickling, jams)

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: Southwest Iowa
Garden Size: 50' 0" x 50' 0"
Garden Type: Home garden
Garden Layout: Raised Beds
Sun or Shade: Sunny
Garden Soil Type: Good soil

Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Asparagus
 Purple Passion
101' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Perennial, 24 for 2 ppl
Asparagus
 Jersey Supreme
111' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Perennial, 24 for 2 ppl
Basil
 Genovese
35"5" x 5"SI 3/15, plant 5/1
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Quickpick Pinkeye Purplehull P
485"5" x 5"DS 4/26, 9 plants for 2 ppl
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Phenomenal Summerpea
485"5" x 5"DS 4/26, 9 plants for 2 ppl
Beans (Lima) 169"5" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Pole)
 Blue Lake Pole
89"5" x 1' 1"DS 4/26, 12 plants for 2 ppl
Beet
 Detroit Dark Red Improved
563"3" x 3"DS 3/15, can succession plant all summer, 24 plants for 2 ppl
Beet
 Chioggia
205"3" x 7" 
Beet
 Boldor
483"3" x 3"DS 3/15, can succession plant all summer, 24 plants for 2 ppl
Blackberry
 Heaven Can Wait
13' 11"3' 11" x 3' 11"Perennial
Blueberry
 Patriot
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Blueberry
 Semi-Dwarf Northland
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Perennial
Blueberry
 Northland
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Blueberry
 Bluecrop
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Perennial
Blueberry
 Elliott
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Perennial
Broccoli
 Green Magic Hybrid
81' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI, start seeds between 2/12-2/26 (4-6 wks before 3/26), 10 plants for 2 ppl
Brussels Sprouts
 Catskill
41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"SI, start seeds 6/1, plant 7/1, 4 plants for 2 ppl, Cut top off plant 3 wks before desired harvest (fall) to force crop. 1T Borax to 5 qts water if hollow stems.
Cabbage (Summer)
 Megaton Hybrid
21' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"SI 3/1, plant 4/1, 17 plants for 2 ppl but Megaton is huge (kraut).
Cantaloupe
 Athena Hybrid
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"DS, or start seeds indoors on 3/26-4/5 (3-4 wks before 4/26), 2 plants for 2 ppl
Cauliflower
 Snow Crown Hybrid
61' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI, start seeds between 2/12-2/26 (4-6 wks before 3/26), 10 plants for 2 ppl
Chili Pepper
 Hatch Joe E. Parker
141' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26),15 plants for 2 ppl
Chili Pepper
 Masivo Hybrid Poblano
61' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26),15 plants for 2 ppl
Chili Pepper
 Serrano Tampiqueno
61' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26),15 plants for 2 ppl
Chili Pepper
 Big Jim
61' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26),15 plants for 2 ppl
Chili Pepper
 Cayenne Carnivale
41' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26),15 plants for 2 ppl
Chili Pepper
 Gurney's Primo Jalapeno Hybrid
61' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26),15 plants for 2 ppl
Chives
 Common
282"2" x 2"SI 3/15, plant 5/1
Chives (Garlic)
 Gigantic Chive
411"11" x 11"SI 3/15, plant 5/1
Cilantro
 Calypso
211"11" x 11"SI 3/15, plant 5/1
Collards
 Vates
81' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"DS 4/1, 34 plants for 2 ppl
Collards
 Champion
81' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"DS 4/1, 34 plants for 2 ppl
Corn
 Gotta Have It Hybrid
329"9" x 9"DS 4/26, 10 plants for 2 ppl
Cucumber
 County Fair Hybrid
61' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"DS 4/26, or start seeds indoors on 3/26-4/5 (3-4 wks before 4/26), 10 plants for 2 ppl
Dill
 Fernleaf
211"11" x 11"SI 3/15, plant 5/1
Eggplant
 Midnight Queen Hybrid
81' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26), 6 plants for 2 ppl
Garlic 415"3" x 9"DS in Fall
Grape Vine
 Catawba
14' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11"Perennial
Grape Vine 24' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11"Perennial
Grape Vine
 Concord
14' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11"Perennial
Hyacinth 23"3" x 3"DS 5/1
Kale
 Black Magic Hybrid
41' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"DS 4/1, 6 plants for 2 ppl
Marigold 227"7" x 7"DS 5/1
Nasturtium 411"11" x 11"DS 5/1
Okra
 Clemson Spineless 80
101' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI on 3/26 (4 wks before 4/26), 6 plants for 2 ppl
Onion
 Walla Walla
633"3" x 3"SI seed 3/1, DS sets 3/15, 120 plants for 2 ppl (110-150 in 2 bunches)
Onion
 Copra Hybrid
993"3" x 3"DS sets on 3/15, 120 plants for 2 ppl (110-150 in 2 bunches)
Onions (Red)
 Red Zeppelin Hybrid
655"5" x 5"DS sets on 3/15, 120 plants for 2 ppl (110-150 in 2 bunches)
Onions (Red)
 Red Candy Apple
555"5" x 5"DS sets on 3/15, 120 plants for 2 ppl (110-150 in 2 bunches)
Oregano
 Greek
211"11" x 11"SI 3/15, plant 5/1
Parsley
 Italian Flat Leaf
45"5" x 5"SI 3/15, plant 5/1
Peas
 Sugar Snap
265"5" x 5"DS 3/15, 40 plants for 2 ppl
Pepper
 Gurney's Giant II Hybrid
41' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26), 15 plants for 2 ppl
Potatoes (Maincrop)
 Yukon Gold
41' 5"1' 1" x 2' 5"DS seed potatoes 3/15, 20-60 plants for 2 ppl
Raspberry
 Canby
15' 11"5' 11" x 5' 11"Perennial
Rhubarb
 Victoria
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"SI on 3/1, 3 plants for 2 ppl
Rosemary
 Common
21' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI 3/15, plant 5/1
Sage
 Common
11' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"SI 3/15, plant 5/1
Scarlet Sage 211"11" x 11"DS 5/1
Squash (Summer)
 Black Magic Zucchini
21' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"DS, or start seeds indoors on 3/26-4/5 (3-4 wks before 4/26), 2 plants for 2 ppl
Squash (Summer)
 Gentry (F1)
21' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"DS, or start seeds indoors on 3/26-4/5 (3-4 wks before 4/26), 2 plants for 2 ppl
Squash (Winter)
 Autumn Acorn Blend
12' 10"2' 10" x 2' 10"DS, or start seeds indoors on 3/26-4/5 (3-4 wks before 4/26), 2 plants for 2 ppl
Squash (Winter)
 Waltham Butternut
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"DS, or start seeds indoors on 3/26-4/5 (3-4 wks before 4/26), 2 plants for 2 ppl
Strawberry
 Ozark Beauty
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Strawberry
 Earliglow
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Sunflower 611"11" x 11"DS 5/1
Thyme
 Common
111"11" x 11"SI 3/15, plant 5/1
Tomatillo
 Gigante Verde
41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26), 7 plants for 2 ppl
Tomatillo
 Purple Organic
41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26), 7 plants for 2 ppl
Tomatillo
 Tomayo R Tomatillo
41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26), 7 plants for 2 ppl
Tomato (Large)
 Roma VF Paste
42' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26), 7 plants for 2 ppl
Tomato (Large)
 Rutgers
72' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"SI, start seeds indoors between 2/26-3/15 (6-8 wks before 4/26), 7 plants for 2 ppl
Tomato (Large)
 SuperSauce Hybrid
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Watermelon
 Sugar Baby Organic
12' 10"2' 10" x 2' 10"DS, or start seeds indoors on 3/26-4/5 (3-4 wks before 4/26), 2 plants for 2 ppl

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Asparagus
 Purple Passion
Asparagus
 Jersey Supreme
Basil
 Genovese
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Quickpick Pinkeye Purplehull P
Beans (Bush Snap)
 Phenomenal Summerpea
Beans (Lima)
Beans (Pole)
 Blue Lake Pole
Beet
 Detroit Dark Red Improved
Beet
 Chioggia
Beet
 Boldor
Blackberry
 Heaven Can Wait
Blueberry
 Patriot
Blueberry
 Semi-Dwarf Northland
Blueberry
 Northland
Blueberry
 Bluecrop
Blueberry
 Elliott
Broccoli
 Green Magic Hybrid
Brussels Sprouts
 Catskill
Cabbage (Summer)
 Megaton Hybrid
Cantaloupe
 Athena Hybrid
Cauliflower
 Snow Crown Hybrid
Chili Pepper
 Hatch Joe E. Parker
Chili Pepper
 Masivo Hybrid Poblano
Chili Pepper
 Serrano Tampiqueno
Chili Pepper
 Big Jim
Chili Pepper
 Cayenne Carnivale
Chili Pepper
 Gurney's Primo Jalapeno Hybrid
Chives
 Common
Chives (Garlic)
 Gigantic Chive
Cilantro
 Calypso
Collards
 Vates
Collards
 Champion
Corn
 Gotta Have It Hybrid
Cucumber
 County Fair Hybrid
Dill
 Fernleaf
Eggplant
 Midnight Queen Hybrid
Garlic
Grape Vine
 Catawba
Grape Vine
Grape Vine
 Concord
Hyacinth
Kale
 Black Magic Hybrid
Marigold
Nasturtium
Okra
 Clemson Spineless 80
Onion
 Walla Walla
Onion
 Copra Hybrid
Onions (Red)
 Red Zeppelin Hybrid
Onions (Red)
 Red Candy Apple
Oregano
 Greek
Parsley
 Italian Flat Leaf
Peas
 Sugar Snap
Pepper
 Gurney's Giant II Hybrid
Potatoes (Maincrop)
 Yukon Gold
Raspberry
 Canby
Rhubarb
 Victoria
Rosemary
 Common
Sage
 Common
Scarlet Sage
Squash (Summer)
 Black Magic Zucchini
Squash (Summer)
 Gentry (F1)
Squash (Winter)
 Autumn Acorn Blend
Squash (Winter)
 Waltham Butternut
Strawberry
 Ozark Beauty
Strawberry
 Earliglow
Sunflower
Thyme
 Common
Tomatillo
 Gigante Verde
Tomatillo
 Purple Organic
Tomatillo
 Tomayo R Tomatillo
Tomato (Large)
 Roma VF Paste
Tomato (Large)
 Rutgers
Tomato (Large)
 SuperSauce Hybrid
Watermelon
 Sugar Baby Organic



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