Garden Plans > 2021: Veggie

About this Garden Plan

My Garden

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: Australia
Garden Size: 12.00m x 8.00m
Garden Type: Farm / smallholding
Garden Layout: Raised Beds
Sun or Shade: Partial Shade
Garden Soil Type: Good soil

Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Beans (Climbing) 1125cm15cm x 35cmHarvest - Pick your beans regularly Mulch - Dont touch plant with Mulch Feeding - Rearly required, maybe a sprinkle of blood and bone. Feed with seaweed at flowering to help
Cabbage (Long Maturity Red) 375cm60cm x 90cm 
Capsicum 535cm30cm x 40cmHarvest - 10-12 Weeks Mulch - SC Mulch Feeding - Feed with Compost or Manure TEA BUT NOT TO MUCH NITROGEN AS IT WILL ENCORAGE BUSHY LEAVES BUT SMALL FRUIT. Watering - Deep water twice a week Soil PH - 6-6.5 (Add bonemeal for extra calsium) Add Blood and bone in hole before planting. Position - Full sun Sow seeds - August - November (Simply sprinkle seeds on soil and cover with manure Plant - October - November
Carrot 2210cm10cm x 15cmSow seed: February-November Sowing depth: 6 mm Make a trench 6 mm deep and gently sprinkle your seed into it. Cover loosely with soil and water well. Once the seedlings are up, thin them according the instructions on the packet. Carrot seed is very fine and difficult to sow evenly. There are loads of tricks to make it easier. Some people mix their seeds with sand to get a more even spread. Another good trick is to use a salt shaker to sprinkle the seeds. Sow every 6 weeks for a continuous harvest. Harvest: 12 to 18 Weeks After Planting
Chilli 1035cm30cm x 40cmPH 6-7 Harvest - 10-12 Weeks Mulch - SC Mulch Feeding - regular tea with Compost tea or Organic fertalizer Watering - 2 x per week giver a DEEP watering Soil PH - 6-7 Add Blood and bone in hole before planting. Position - Sow seeds - August - September Plant - October - December. Plant as soon as seedling come home.
Cucumber
 Lebanese
260cm60cm x 60cmHarvest -8-10 Weeks Mulch - Thick layer of Sugar Cane Mulch. Feeding - Heavy feeders, give 5in1 every few weeks. Watering - Need lots of water. Water roots only. Keep leaves dry but if leaves get wet do so in the morning. Soil PH - 5.5-6.5. Dig in compost and well rotted manure. Add Blood and bone in hole before planting. Position - Cucumbers like lots of sun but like shade from the afternoon sun. Sow seeds - Plant - All year round and water in with seaweed feed
Leek 1120cm15cm x 30cmSow seed: February-May Sowing depth: 10mm Harvest: 15 to 18 Weeks After Planting Feed your leeks every 4-6 weeks. They like a fair amount of nitrogen, so a nitrogen-rich organic fertilizer or even some manure tea are good options.
Lemon 15.00m5.00m x 5.00m 
Lettuce (Headed)
 Green Cos
825cm20cm x 30cmHarvest 10 weeks Mulch - thick layer of mulch but do not touch the leaves Feeding - every 2 weeks (overfeeding can lead to snails. Watering - Lots of water, water at night to minumise mineral loss. Soil PH - 6.5 Remove damaged leaves Position - Full sun Sow seeds - All year round Plant - All year round and water in with seaweed feed
Lettuce (Headed)
 Green Mignonette
1925cm20cm x 30cm1 Harvest 10 weeks Mulch - thick layer of mulch but do not touch the leaves Feeding - every 2 weeks (overfeeding can lead to snails. Watering - Lots of water, water at night to minumise mineral loss. Soil PH - 6.5 Remove damaged leaves Position - Full sun Sow seeds - All year round Plant - All year round and water in with seaweed feed
Onion (Autumn planted) 5515cm15cm x 25cm6 Months Harvest They should be planted 10-15cm apart in rows 20 to 30cm apart. They are laid on the ground and the roots are just covered with soil. Sow seed: March-June Plant seedlings: April-August Sowing depth: Sprinkle seeds gently onto the soil and cover lightly. Sow seeds every 4 weeks to prolong the harvest.
Potatoes (Early) 2040cm35cm x 50cmPotatoes like a fertile, deeply dug, moist, acidic soil with a pH of less than 6. Harvest: 15 to 20 Weeks After Planting They do not grow well in heavy clay or a limed soil, which promotes potato scab. To avoid this, always rotate your potato patch each year. Many older varieties of potatoes have lost favour commercially because of either deep eyes or an irregular shape but may have many advantages to the home grower in hardiness, disease resistance and prolific production.
Silver Beet 535cm30cm x 40cmDue Early Jan 21 Harvest 10-12 weeks Pick off the leaves/stems you want. Mulch - Thich heavy layer of sugar cane mulch - SC Mulch Feeding - Watering - Keep well watered Soil PH - 6-7 Add Blood and bone in hole before planting. Position - Full sun Sow seeds - All year round, sow directly into soil. Soak seeds in water for a few hours before planting. Sow seeds approx 12mm deep. Plant - All year round and water in with seaweed feed NOTES
Spinach (Perpetual) 535cm30cm x 40cm 
Spring Onion
 All Year
1610cm10cm x 10cmHarvest 8-12 weeks Mulch - thick layer of sugar cane mulch Feeding - Fish emulsion @ 4-6 weeks Watering - Keep damp - water 2-3 times per week Soil PH - Slightly Alkaline 7 (add lime)
Strawberry 450cm45cm x 60cm 
Sweetcorn
 Early Extra Sweet F1
1535cm30cm x 45cmHarvest 10-12 weeks (stick finger into kernel, if clear then leave it, if its milky, they are ready. Mulch - Thich heavy layer of sugar cane mulch. Feeding - Feed when flowers appear with a nitrogen rich feed like manure tea. Watering - Lots of water, especially towards the end of growing season when cobs are swelling. Soil PH - 6-6.5 Add Blood and bone in hole before planting. Position - Full sun Sow seeds - All year round Plant - All year round and water in with seaweed feed NOTES Corn is wind pollinated, so if your corn patch is on the small side (most urban gardens are), youll need to help a bit with pollination. There are various techniques, but an easy and effective way is to use brown paper bags. Keep an eye on the tassels (the male flower right on top of the stalk). Once the tassels turn yellow and start to produce pollen granules, place a bag over them and give them a good shake to collect the pollen. Then, using a paint brush, dust pollen over the female silks found lower on the plant. Repeat this every day for a week for best results. Always remember to wait until the dew on the pollen has dried before you collect it. Pollen doesnt keep well, so collect a fresh batch each day. If that sounds a bit too labour intensive, you can just pick some tassels each day and dust the silk with them. Your corn plants may develop side shoots called suckers. In earlier years it was thought that suckers should be removed, but these days its widely accepted that its better not to remove them. Breaking them off creates wounds which can allow diseases to enter the plant. Suckers have no detrimental effect on the main stalk and larger suckers may even help provide the main stalk with nutrients. If you want to break them off, try to do it while the suckers are still small, so that it has less of an effect on the main stalk.
Tomato (Regular)
 Mighty Red
640cm45cm x 60cmHarvest - 8-17 Weeks Mulch - SC Mulch with a sprinkle of Blood & Bone. Feeding - Tomato specific fertaliser Epsom Salts occasionally. Feeding - Apply small handful of Sulphate of potash around base of plant every few weeks. Watering - Water roots every 2 days. Sudden watering after no water can cause skin to split. Trick with tomatoes is regular supply of water. Soil PH - 6.5 - 7.2 Add lime if very compostable. Add Blood and bone in hole before planting. Position - Full Sun Sow seeds - Plant - Pinch out growing tips. Plant basil near tomatoes.

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJun
Beans (Climbing)
Cabbage (Long Maturity Red)
Capsicum
Carrot
Chilli
Cucumber
 Lebanese
Leek
Lemon
Lettuce (Headed)
 Green Cos
Lettuce (Headed)
 Green Mignonette
Onion (Autumn planted)
Potatoes (Early)
Silver Beet
Spinach (Perpetual)
Spring Onion
 All Year
Strawberry
Sweetcorn
 Early Extra Sweet F1
Tomato (Regular)
 Mighty Red



26