- Vegetable Garden Plans and Planting Guides

Design plans source: The Old Farmer's Almanac

 

As always, remember to look up the plants on the USDA hardiness map for your zone to be sure
of planting and harvest times for your area. Remember, you can substitute plants according to your needs and their growth habits.

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Plan 1 Vegetable Garden - with fruit and flowers

Plant List

Plant Number Spacing Spacing in Rows Notes
Beans (Bush Snap)
 *Haricots Vert Bean, Bush
49 3" 3" x 11"  
Carrot 54 1" 1" x 11"  
Carrot
 *Yaya Carrot
54 1" 1" x 11"  
Chives 2 11" 11" x 11"  
Cilantro 20 3" 3" x 11"  
Cucumber
 *Green Finger Cucumber
6 11" 11" x 11"  
Dill 18 3" 3" x 11"  
Eggplant
 *Ping Tung Long Eggplant
2 1' 6" 1' 6" x 1' 5"  
Garlic 9 5" 5" x 11"  
Kale 4 11" 11" x 11"  
Onion 12 3" 3" x 5"  
Onions (Red) 14 3" 3" x 5"  
Peas
 *Cascadia Sugar Snap Pea
69 1" 1" x 5"  
Pepper
 *Sweet Banana Pepper
2 1' 6" 1' 6" x 1' 6"  
Pepper
 *Lipstick Rd Pepper, Sweet Mid
2 1' 6" 1' 6" x 1' 6"  
Radish 28 3" 3" x 11"  
Raspberry 1 2' 11" 2' 11" x 4' 0"  
Rosemary 2 11" 11" x 11"  
Sage 3 11" 11" x 1' 6"  
Sorrel 2 11" 11" x 11"  
Strawberry 9 11" 11" x 11"  
Sunflower 5 11" 11" x 11"  
Thyme 2 11" 11" x 11"  
Tomato (Small)
 *Sakura Red Cherry Tomato
2 1' 10" 1' 10" x 1' 10"  
Tomato (Small)
 *Sungold Tomato
2 1' 10" 1' 10" x 1' 10"  
Tomato (Small)
 *Blush Tomato
2 1' 10" 1' 10" x 1' 10"  
Tomato (Small)
 *Brad's Atomic Tomato
2 1' 10" 1' 10" x 1' 10"  

Planting Times

Plant List key
Plant Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Beans (Bush Snap)
 *Haricots Vert Bean, Bush
Carrot
Carrot
 *Yaya Carrot
Chives
Cilantro
Cucumber
 *Green Finger Cucumber
Dill
Eggplant
 *Ping Tung Long Eggplant
Garlic
Kale
Onion
Onions (Red)
Peas
 *Cascadia Sugar Snap Pea
Pepper
 *Sweet Banana Pepper
Pepper
 *Lipstick Rd Pepper, Sweet Mid
Radish
Raspberry
Rosemary
Sage
Sorrel
Strawberry
Sunflower
Thyme
Tomato (Small)
 *Sakura Red Cherry Tomato
Tomato (Small)
 *Sungold Tomato
Tomato (Small)
 *Blush Tomato
Tomato (Small)
 *Brad's Atomic Tomato

 

Vegetable and Flower Garden Plan 2

Plant List

Plant Number Spacing Spacing in Rows Notes
Arugula
 *Surrey/Esmee Arugula
45 1" 1" x 5"  
Basil 5 11" 11" x 11"  
Beans (Bush Snap)
 *Haricots Vert Bean, Bush
23 3" 3" x 11"  
Beet
 *Touchstone Gold Beet
23 3" 3" x 11"  
Broccoli
 *BC 1611 Baby Broccoli
14 11" 11" x 11"  
Calendula 7 11" 11" x 11"  
Celeriac 7 11" 11" x 11"  
Chives 1 11" 11" x 11"  
Dahlia
 *Karma Mix Dahlia
4 1' 8" 1' 7" x 1' 11"  
Dahlia
 *Bridal Bouquet Mix Dahlia
4 1' 8" 1' 7" x 1' 11"  
Flower
 *Cherokee Sunset Rudbeckia
7 11" 11" x 11"  
Garlic 28 5" 5" x 11"  
Lettuce (Crisphead)
 *Vulcan Red Leaf Lettuce
3 7" 7" x 11"  
Lettuce (Crisphead)
 Nevada
3 9" 7" x 11"  
Lettuce (Crisphead)
 *Green Butterhead Lettuce
3 7" 7" x 11"  
Lettuce (Leaf)
 *Lettuce Mix
23 3" 3" x 5"  
Onions (Green)
 *Green Scallion
4 3" 3" x 5"  
Oregano 1 11" 11" x 11"  
Peas
 *Green Arrow Shelling Pea
76 1" 1" x 5"  
Peas
 *Cascadia Sugar Snap Pea
152 1" 1" x 5"  
Pepper
 *Yellow Bell Pepper
1 1' 6" 1' 6" x 1' 6"  
Pepper
 Lunchbox Orange (OG)
2 1' 1" 11" x 1' 3"  
Pepper
 *Orange Bell Pepper
2 1' 6" 1' 6" x 1' 6"  
Pepper
 *Red Bell Pepper
3 1' 6" 1' 6" x 1' 6"  
Rosemary 1 11" 11" x 11"  
Sage
 *Common Sage - new
1 11" 11" x 1' 6"  
Salvia
 *Blue Queen Salvia - P
7 11" 11" x 11"  
Shallots 12 7" 7" x 11"  
Squash (Summer)
 *Smth Op Yellow Summer Squash
4 1' 11" 1' 11" x 1' 11"  
Sunflower
 *Titan Sunflower
1 1' 6" 1' 6" x 1' 6"  
Sunflower
 *Firecracker Sunflower
2 11" 11" x 11"  
Tarragon 1 11" 11" x 11"  
Thyme 2 11" 11" x 11"  
Tomato (Large)
 *Sunkist - Marmalade Tomato
2 1' 10" 1' 10" x 1' 10"  
Tomato (Small)
 *Sungold Tomato
2 1' 10" 1' 10" x 1' 10"  
Tomato (Small)
 Red Cherry
2 1' 7" 1' 5" x 1' 11"  
Tomato (Small)
 *Sunrise Bumble Bee Tomato
2 1' 10" 1' 10" x 1' 10"  

Planting Times

Plant List key
Plant Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Arugula
 *Surrey/Esmee Arugula
Basil
Beans (Bush Snap)
 *Haricots Vert Bean, Bush
Beet
 *Touchstone Gold Beet
Broccoli
 *BC 1611 Baby Broccoli
Calendula
Celeriac
Chives
Dahlia
 *Karma Mix Dahlia
Dahlia
 *Bridal Bouquet Mix Dahlia
Flower
 *Cherokee Sunset Rudbeckia
Garlic
Lettuce (Crisphead)
 *Vulcan Red Leaf Lettuce
Lettuce (Crisphead)
 Nevada
Lettuce (Crisphead)
 *Green Butterhead Lettuce
Lettuce (Leaf)
 *Lettuce Mix
Onions (Green)
 *Green Scallion
Oregano
Peas
 *Green Arrow Shelling Pea
Peas
 *Cascadia Sugar Snap Pea
Pepper
 *Yellow Bell Pepper
Pepper
 Lunchbox Orange (OG)
Pepper
 *Orange Bell Pepper
Pepper
 *Red Bell Pepper
Rosemary
Sage
 *Common Sage - new
Salvia
 *Blue Queen Salvia - P
Shallots
Squash (Summer)
 *Smth Op Yellow Summer Squash
Sunflower
 *Titan Sunflower
Sunflower
 *Firecracker Sunflower
Tarragon
Thyme
Tomato (Large)
 *Sunkist - Marmalade Tomato
Tomato (Small)
 *Sungold Tomato
Tomato (Small)
 Red Cherry
Tomato (Small)
 *Sunrise Bumble Bee Tomato

 

Garden Plan 3 - Large Raised Bed Community Vegetable Garden (Or a very large backyard vegetable garden)

Plant List

Measurements in cm.

Plant Number Spacing Spacing in Rows Notes
Basil 12 20cm 15cm x 25cm  
Beetroot 20 15cm 10cm x 20cm  
Cabbage (Summer Red) 64 35cm 30cm x 40cm  
Carrot 72 10cm 10cm x 15cm  
Celery 16 20cm 15cm x 30cm  
Coriander 8 20cm 15cm x 25cm  
Fennel (Herb) 4 35cm 30cm x 40cm  
Kale 71 40cm 35cm x 45cm  
Lettuce (Headed) 88 25cm 20cm x 30cm  
Lettuce (Loose Leaf) 168 10cm 10cm x 15cm  
Mustard 1 15cm 15cm x 15cm  
Onion 45 15cm 10cm x 20cm  
Radish 21 10cm 10cm x 20cm  
Spinach 10 25cm 15cm x 30cm  
Spinach (Perpetual) 6 35cm 30cm x 40cm  
Swiss Chard 8 35cm 30cm x 40cm  
Tomato (Cherry) 4 50cm 45cm x 60cm  
Tomato (Regular) 5 50cm 45cm x 60cm  

Planting Times

Plant List key
Plant Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Basil
Beetroot
Cabbage (Summer Red)
Carrot
Celery
Coriander
Fennel (Herb)
Kale
Lettuce (Headed)
Lettuce (Loose Leaf)
Mustard
Onion
Radish
Spinach
Spinach (Perpetual)
Swiss Chard
Tomato (Cherry)
Tomato (Regular)


Plan 4 - Petite Veggie Patch - I would use several of these patches around the yard, among the flower beds.

Plant List

Plant Number Spacing Spacing in Rows Notes
Cilantro 6 7" 5" x 9"  
Garlic 9 5" 3" x 9"  
Kale 4 1' 3" 1' 1" x 1' 5"  
Mustard 6 5" 5" x 5"  
Onions (Green) 10 3" 3" x 3"  
Radish 8 3" 3" x 7"  
Spinach 5 7" 7" x 11"  
Swiss Chard 5 1' 1" 11" x 1' 3"  

Planting Times

Plant List key
Plant Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Cilantro
Garlic
Kale
Mustard
Onions (Green)
Radish
Spinach
Swiss Chard

 

 

Plant List

Plant Number Spacing Spacing in Rows Notes
Beet 7 5" 3" x 7"  
Broccoli 3 1' 5" 1' 5" x 1' 5"  
Cabbage (Fall) 2 2' 9" 2' 7" x 2' 11"  
Carrot 8 3" 3" x 5"  
Collards 3 11" 11" x 1' 3"  
Johnny Jump Up 5 5" 5" x 5"  
Kale 3 1' 3" 1' 1" x 1' 5"  
Lettuce (Leaf) 6 3" 3" x 5"  
Onion (Fall planted) 6 5" 5" x 9"  
Onions (Red) 6 5" 3" x 7"  
Pansy 2 9" 9" x 9"  
Radish 15 3" 3" x 7"  
Swiss Chard 6 1' 1" 11" x 1' 3"  

Planting Times

Plant List key
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Plant Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Beet
Broccoli
Cabbage (Fall)
Carrot
Collards
Johnny Jump Up
Kale
Lettuce (Leaf)
Onion (Fall planted)
Onions (Red)
Pansy
Radish
Swiss Chard

 

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