Garden Plans > 2013: Austin Embassy



About this Garden Plan

This will be my 4th gardening season and the first season that I will attempt to start seeds indoors using a grow light setup. Soil is all artificial: sphagnum peat, vermiculite and/or perlite, and compost/hummus mix.

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: Washington, DC
Garden Size: 8' 11" x 10' 11"
Garden Type: Frontyard / front garden
Garden Layout: Raised Beds
Sun or Shade: Sunny
Garden Soil Type: Good soil

Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Arugula 65"3" x 7"Sow outdoors now!
Asparagus 11' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Hopefully regrowing from last year.
Basil 47"5" x 9"Sow indoors April 1.
Beet
 Cylindra
45"3" x 7"Sow outdoors April 1.
Broccoli
 De Cicco
11' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Started indoors March 23.
Brussels Sprouts 11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Cabbage (Spring Red)
 Red Acre
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Started indoors, March 23. May just want to direct sow in mid-May.
Carrot
 Cosmic Purple
43"3" x 5"Sow outdoors now!
Kale
 Lacinato (Dinosaur)
11' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5"Sow outdoors now!
Onions (Green)
 Evergreen Hardy White
123"3" x 3"Sow outdoors now!
Pepper
 Jalapeño
11' 1"11" x 1' 3"Started indoors, March 23.
Radish
 Sparkler White Tip
53"3" x 7"Sow outdoors now!
Spinach
 Bloomsdale
47"7" x 11"Sow outdoors now!
Squash (Summer)
 Yellow Crookneck
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Sow indoors April 1.
Strawberry 11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Swiss Chard
 Rainbow (Five Color Silverbeet
11' 1"11" x 1' 3"Started indoors March 23.
Tomato (Small)
 Sugar Cherry
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Started indoors, March 23.

Recommended Planting Times for this Location

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arugula
Asparagus
Basil
Beet
 Cylindra
Broccoli
 De Cicco
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage (Spring Red)
 Red Acre
Carrot
 Cosmic Purple
Kale
 Lacinato (Dinosaur)
Onions (Green)
 Evergreen Hardy White
Pepper
 Jalapeño
Radish
 Sparkler White Tip
Spinach
 Bloomsdale
Squash (Summer)
 Yellow Crookneck
Strawberry
Swiss Chard
 Rainbow (Five Color Silverbeet
Tomato (Small)
 Sugar Cherry