Garden Plans > 2021: Wheel

About this Garden Plan

Wheel chair accessible - Wheel Design. All walkways 36" wide. Raised beds each separate water control. As drawn South is to the left, North is to the right. Structure and layout is fixed, plant locations still evolving.

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: United States
Garden Size: 29' 11" x 29' 11"
Garden Type: Backyard / back garden
Garden Layout: Raised Beds
Sun or Shade: Sunny
Garden Soil Type: Good soil

Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Beans (Pole)
 Tiawan Yard-Long Green
129"5" x 1' 1"This is a true “Yard Long” bean, that can easily reach over 3 feet in length! Get high yields from a small space, the vines set a heavy crop of these delicious pods that will amaze your friends. We love these beans stir-fried. They have superior flavor to common beans. The dry beans are black in color and make a superb cooking bean. This rare variety was brought to America by a Taiwanese immigrant around 1970. This versatile Asian bean has garnered the nickname asparagus bean for its crisp texture, reminiscent of the favorite seasonal delicacy. Also called noodle beans the young pods make a perfect spaghetti substitute. This is the longest bean we have seen, reaching over 3 feet in length!
Beans (Pole)
 Winged Bean
129"5" x 1' 1"An early maturing and supremely delicious winged bean from Japan. This highly adaptable winged bean variety is not day length sensitive, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of growing areas. ; this variety will begin to produce pods in August and heavy production continues until frost. This heat-loving vegetable is especially popular on the island of Okinawa, Japan, where it takes center stage during the warm summer months. Vines are lush and tropical looking, with large, lavender flowers and unique pods. The vines will readily climb a trellis or fence, making this an exotic edible ornamental.
Beans (Pole)
 Chinese Red Noodle
119"5" x 1' 1"80 days. This is the most stunning and unique bean we have grown yet. Fantastic, deep red, 18-inch pods are so delicious and full of nutrition, and they even keep most of their color when sautéed! Long vines produce all summer and do well under many conditions. This incredible variety will draw lots of attention in your home garden or at market. We are so excited to offer this unique, Chinese ethnic variety that produces fairly early. Small red seeds.
Beans (Pole) 259"5" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Pole)
 Chinese Pythone Snake
129"5" x 1' 1" (AKA Snake Melon or Snake Gourd) (Trichosanthes cucumerina) Unusual and delicious gourd relative that is referred to and used as a bean in its native China. Its fruit tastes much like green beans, except even more delicious and tender. We could give up a lot of other vegetables before we would not grow this queen of garden crops, known for its divine taste and snake-like beauty. So snake-like, in fact, that the beans terrify more than a few visitors to our garden each summer! Snake bean is almost completely absent in U.S. markets. Its long, delicate fruit doesn’t ship easily. Chinese Green Python snake bean is the largest snake bean variety, growing up to 60 inches long and 1.5 inches thick! As it matures, it develops bright green color and a thin layer of wax on the skin. When harvested at 12-30 inches long, it can be used like green beans or summer squash. Traditionally stir fried with peppers and onions, this vegetable has many culinary uses. In Africa the inside of fully mature fruit can be scraped out and used like tomato paste. This variety will need a sturdy trellis; pinching lateral branches under 30 inches will encourage climbing.
Blueberry
 Elliott
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Ripens very late. Medium -large
Blueberry
 Duke
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Ripens Early, Large Berry
Blueberry
 Bluecrop
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Ripens mid season Large berries
Broccoli
 Romanesco Italia
21' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"A true and popular Italian heirloom with stunning, apple-green heads that are superbly flavored. Its fractal form is a fascinating logarithmic Fibonacci spiral. This variety is widely grown in northern Italy. A must with many of the finest chefs.
Carrot
 New Kuroda
253"3" x 5"Best in cooler weather. Sugary sweet and the texture is ultra-fine grained. The roots of this hardy breed can power through tough soil and blistering heat, producing winning roots in the most brutal conditiosn.
Catnip 21' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Chinese Cabbage 41' 3"11" x 1' 11" 
Corn 401' 1"11" x 1' 5" 
Edamame
 Tankuro
99"7" x 1' 3"80 Days to maturity. It has superior flavor and vigorous growth habit. This variety is highly regarded in Japan for its sweet flavor. It is perfect for edamame, or allow the beans to mature to a deep black and make into soymilk, tofu, and so much more.
Edamame
 Hokkaido Black
99"7" x 1' 3"This black soybean is traditionally grown in northern Japan. Plants are prolific with a bushy habit and the beans are tastier and easier to digest than yellow soybeans. Hokkaido Black is considered more flavorful than other black soybeans and makes an incredible tinted tofu! These delicious little beans make an excellent edamame snack. They are also brewed into a delicious tea that is considered a healthful weight loss tonic in Japa
Grape Vine
 Saint Theresa Seedless
14' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11"nt Theresa Seedless grape (Vitis x ‘St. Theresa Seedless’) is a superb new table grape for the Rocky Mountain region. This very hardy and mostly seedless (an occasional seed or two is discovered) purple grape offers an abundance of large clusters of sweet fruit in early September. There is plenty of time following the harvest for the plant to store energy for winter. The vine is vigorous and healthy, showing little concern for our alkaline soil conditions. This is an exceptional selection bred by Elmer Swenson of Osceola, Wisconsin, renowned for breeding many selections of cold hardy grapes.
Grape Vine
 Tomcord Seedless
14' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11"The best of both worlds. This incomparable grape combines the deep lushness of Concord with the light sweetness of Thompson. You can taste both in each delicious bite. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in August. Self-pollinating.
Grape Vine
 Concord Seedless
14' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11"Famed Concord flavor without the seeds! Slightly smaller fruit clusters than seeded Concord an ideal size for processing. Plump grapes have deep purple color, plenty of juice. A single vine yields 30-40 fruit clusters. The joy of Concord without the seed! Has all the great eating qualities of Concord without the seed! Same productivity and vigor with slightly smaller berries. These will ripen in mid-September.
Grape Vine
 Hope Seedless
14' 11"4' 11" x 4' 11"One beauteous green grape with outstanding fruity flavor and big-time yields. Vines produce tight clusters of 3-gram berries: with humongous yields from 35-50 lbs. per vine. Grapes have soft texture and few seed traces: perfect for fresh eating, jams and jellies. The Firm fruit and tight-clustering make this variety a standout in the vineyard, with individual bunches weighing up to 10 ounces each. Flesh is soft and tender. Seeds are virtually non-existent. Ripens in mid-August. Self-pollinating. Developed by the University of Arkansas. May be covered by USPP #25,697 or other patents.
Kale
 Russian Red or Ragged Jack
31' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5" 
Kiwi
 Issai
19' 10"9' 10" x 9' 10"Actinidia arguta 'Issai' is an attractive vine with green, heart-shaped leaves. This variety has perfect flowers so it will produce fruit even if there is no male pollinator. Great choice for trellises, fences, or walls. The kiwi fruit from 'Issai' is hairless and is sweeter than other varieties.
Kohlrabi
 Early Purple Vienna
59"7" x 11" 
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Rouge d'Hiver (Red Winter)
403"3" x 5" 
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Parris Island Cos
383"3" x 5" 
Mustard
 Mizuna
205"5" x 5"A taste of Kyoto’s culinary heritage, this heat-tolerant Mizuna variety was originally bred to withstand the heat and intense humidity of Japan’s interior. Summer Mizuna is incredibly bolt resistant, even in the face of punishing heat and moisture. Mizuna is suitable for several harvests and can be eaten at all stages. This variety is traditionally sown for high summer harvest, when the juicy, watery stems make the most refreshing mid-day snack.
Onion
 Ishikura
205"3" x 7"(Allium fistulosum) Average 40-50 days to maturity. A uniform and flavorful bunching onion, it is a popular and traditional Japanese variety for sukiyaki, soup and salads. Ishikura reaches enormous proportions (to two feet tall, one inch across) while remaining tender and scallion-like, never forming a bulb. A perfect heat- and cold-tolerant green that is a go-to choice to grow alongside Asian greens in the cool season! No garden should be without this easy-to-grow culinary staple!
Onion
 Ailsa Craig Giant Exhibition
225"3" x 7"Long day. Very well-known globe-shaped heirloom onion that reaches a really huge size—5 lbs is rather common! The skin is a pale yellow and the flesh is relatively mild and sweet, so is recommended for fresh use—not a storage type. Introduced in 1887 by David Murray, gardener for the Marquis of Ailsa, at Culzean Castle in Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland.
Parsley
 Mitsuba - Japanese
85"3" x 9" 
Pepper
 Lesya
31' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pepper
 Filis Blue
55"5" x 5"The Filius Blue pepper is a deep blue/purple small pepper that grows 2' tall and makes a great ornamental hedge plant for its beauty and easiness to grow and maintain. ... They will surprisingly lose their heat as they ripen to red, so make sure to harvest this pepper during their blue-purple stage. These compact plants have a wonderful bluish tinge and produce lovely, small violet-blue fruit that is quite hot. Production is heavy, thus creating a stunning display of color that can’t be missed! Perfect for ornamental landscaping or in pots. So pretty.
Squash (Summer)
 Crespo
21' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"(C. maxima) This legendary and delicious pumpkin from Peru and Bolivia has superior and gourmet flavor and texture. This ancient warted squash is believed to be the parent of historic varieties such as Buen Gusto de Horno and Marina di Chioggia squash. It is likely that this Native variety was brought to Spain and contributed to many other varietals. A big, delicious pumpkin with indigenous roots in South America.
Tansy 41' 5"1' 3" x 2' 11"These potent little flowers are a pretty yellow throughout. Stocky plants produce a profusion of canary-colored flowers that are incredibly potent. Flowers retain their numbing qualities when dried or made into a tincture.
Tomato (Large)
 Sart Roloise
31' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Large)
 White Tomesol
31' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Large)
 Black Beauty
31' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"World’s Darkest Tomato-- the darkest tomato we know! A dark, meaty, very rich-fleshed tomato with extreme anthocyanin expression (same antioxidant in blueberries and blackberries). So dark that some tomatoes turn solid blue-black on the skin. Deep red flesh is among the best tasting of all tomatoes. Rich, smooth and savory with earthy tones. Hangs well on the vine and stores very well, and the flavor improves with room-temperature storage.
Tomato (Large)
 Large Barred Boar
31' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Watermelon
 Silver Yamato
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Sugar Sweet & Snow White! This snowy, silver-fleshed heirloom hails from Nara Prefecture, Japan. The flavor defies easy description; test tasters have noted a hint of citrus, notes of sweet Asian pear and an overall creamy finish, making a flavor experience that should not be missed! This is an early-maturing melon, great for a range of growing climates. The 6-10 pound fruit is perfect for the home gardener or market gardener.
Watermelon
 Kaho
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" Our favorite mini melon! 75 days. The Kaho watermelon has gorgeous salmon-orange flesh that is delicious right up to the super thin rind, making this one of the most unique watermelons we have trialled. It was also one of the best we’ve tasted. Elongated fruit weighs about 2-4 pounds and is perfect for 2 servings. This rare heirloom was originally brought to Japan from China around the year 1912.
Watermelon
 Amish Moon And Stars
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"95 days. Legendary heirloom variety rediscovered in Macon, Missouri. Can grow to over 40 lbs. The dark green rind has bright yellow spots on it! Spots range in size from tiny to several inches across. Leaves are also specked in yellow. It has very sweet, brilliant red flesh.

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Beans (Pole)
 Tiawan Yard-Long Green
Beans (Pole)
 Winged Bean
Beans (Pole)
 Chinese Red Noodle
Beans (Pole)
Beans (Pole)
 Chinese Pythone Snake
Blueberry
 Elliott
Blueberry
 Duke
Blueberry
 Bluecrop
Broccoli
 Romanesco Italia
Carrot
 New Kuroda
Catnip
Chinese Cabbage
Corn
Edamame
 Tankuro
Edamame
 Hokkaido Black
Grape Vine
 Saint Theresa Seedless
Grape Vine
 Tomcord Seedless
Grape Vine
 Concord Seedless
Grape Vine
 Hope Seedless
Kale
 Russian Red or Ragged Jack
Kiwi
 Issai
Kohlrabi
 Early Purple Vienna
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Rouge d'Hiver (Red Winter)
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Parris Island Cos
Mustard
 Mizuna
Onion
 Ishikura
Onion
 Ailsa Craig Giant Exhibition
Parsley
 Mitsuba - Japanese
Pepper
 Lesya
Pepper
 Filis Blue
Squash (Summer)
 Crespo
Tansy
Tomato (Large)
 Sart Roloise
Tomato (Large)
 White Tomesol
Tomato (Large)
 Black Beauty
Tomato (Large)
 Large Barred Boar
Watermelon
 Silver Yamato
Watermelon
 Kaho
Watermelon
 Amish Moon And Stars



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