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Hebert Backyard Family Garden

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: Broussard, LA, United States
Garden Size: 25' 0" x 20' 0"
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
Arugula 65"3" x 7"'Rocket' is a fantastic variety.
Asparagus
 Jersey Knight
11' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Plant in late fall, November, when you plant strawberries. Order 'Jersey Knight' 2 year crowns from Hand Picked Nursery (online).
Asparagus 91' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Plant in late fall, November, when you plant strawberries. Order 'Jersey Knight' 2 year crowns from Hand Picked Nursery (online).
Beans (Bush Snap) 199"5" x 1' 1"I love 'Calima,' 'Buerre de Rocquencourt,' and 'Dragon's Tongue' all from Baker Creek. They should be directly sown into the soil once the cauliflower begins to develop, usually around September.
Beans (Pole)
 Purple Podded Pole
19"5" x 1' 1"Other varieties that do well are 'Kentucky Wonder' and 'Blue Lake'.
Beans (Pole) 119"5" x 1' 1"Other varieties that do well are 'Kentucky Wonder' and 'Blue Lake'.
Beet 215"3" x 7"In addition to the beets you want to grow in your root bed, try some varieties like 'Golden Beet' from Baker Creek just for fun.
Broccoli
 Artwork
21' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"Artwork is the only broccoli I recommend. It grows well and is an overproducer. Seeds can be purchased online at various retailers.
Brussels Sprouts
 Jade Cross E
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Jade Cross E is the most reliable variety for our climate.
Brussels Sprouts 41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Jade Cross E is the most reliable variety for our climate.
Cabbage (Fall Red) 12' 9"2' 7" x 2' 11"If you don't like red cabbage, regular can be planted here as well.
Cabbage (Fall) 42' 9"2' 7" x 2' 11"Choose to succession plant cabbages by choosing different varieties that will be ready to harvest at different times. 'Platinum Dynasty' and 'Cheers' are excellent choices.
Cabbage (Summer Red) 11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 9"If you don't like red cabbage, regular can be planted here as well.
Carrot 1203"3" x 5"Carrots are fun to grow and easy to get carried away with. Plan to order a bunch of varieties, making sure to have 'Danver' and 'Rainbow' varieties in your cart. Direct sow them in your root bed and in the garden.
Cauliflower
 Graffiti (F1)
11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"'Snow Crown' is fun but the purple and yellow varieties are so much fun if you can find them.
Cauliflower
 Cheddar
11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"'Snow Crown' is fun but the purple and yellow varieties are so much fun if you can find them.
Cauliflower 41' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"'Snow Crown' is fun but the purple and yellow varieties are so much fun if you can find them.
Celery 37"5" x 11"Buy these as transplants and grow them all season.
Chamomile 411"9" x 1' 3"Buy these as transplants and grow them all season.
Cucumber
 Early Fortune
11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"'Calypso' and 'Boston Pickling' are excellent varieties to pickle and store in the fall. 'Marketmore' is also excellent in the fall.
Cucumber 31' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"'Calypso' and 'Boston Pickling' are excellent varieties to pickle and store in the fall. 'Marketmore' is also excellent in the fall.
Dill 27"5" x 9"Sprinkle seeds!!
Johnny Jump Up 215"5" x 5"These violas can be found as seeds and in the nurseries in the cooler months. They add so much fun to the garden.
Kale
 Lacinato (Dinosaur)
31' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5"There are several kale varieties. Choose Dinosaur kale for a tried and true variety and then experiment.
Lettuce (Leaf) 123"3" x 5"All lettuces will do well here. I like leaf lettuces in order to pick daily.
Marigold 77"7" x 7"If planting after August, choose mums instead of marigolds. So fun!
Nasturtium 1411"11" x 11"These are gorgeous in the cool season. They are also edible. Choose any seeds you like.
Onions (Perennial) 55"5" x 5"Choose green onions from the grocery store, chop the greens off and plant the bulbs, leaving a little of the white sticking up. They will grow season after season.
Oregano 67"5" x 9"Plant transplants! Oregano is easy to dry and store.
Pansy 39"9" x 9"Plant these in all the empty spaces.
Parsley 45"3" x 9"Plant transplants in early September.
Radish 163"3" x 7"Radishes are so fun! Choose 'early breakfast' for a tried and true variety and get creative with others.
Spinach
 Bloomsdale Longstanding
17"5" x 11"'Bloomsdale Long Standing' is a variety that will last you all winter and into spring, but Asian spinach like 'CHIJIMISAI' make excellent additions to the garden.
Spinach 87"5" x 11"'Bloomsdale Long Standing' is a variety that will last you all winter and into spring, but Asian spinach like 'CHIJIMISAI' make excellent additions to the garden.
Spinach
 Bloomsdale Long Standing
17"5" x 11"'Bloomsdale Long Standing' is a variety that will last you all winter and into spring, but Asian spinach like 'CHIJIMISAI' make excellent additions to the garden.
Strawberry 141' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Purchase bare root Louisiana berries in November.
Swiss Chard
 Bright Lights
41' 1"11" x 1' 3"Don't leave this out!! You will love it!
Thyme 211"11" x 1' 3"Choose transplants and plant close to the edge of the beds.

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arugula
Asparagus
 Jersey Knight
Asparagus
Beans (Bush Snap)
Beans (Pole)
 Purple Podded Pole
Beans (Pole)
Beet
Broccoli
 Artwork
Brussels Sprouts
 Jade Cross E
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage (Fall Red)
Cabbage (Fall)
Cabbage (Summer Red)
Carrot
Cauliflower
 Graffiti (F1)
Cauliflower
 Cheddar
Cauliflower
Celery
Chamomile
Cucumber
 Early Fortune
Cucumber
Dill
Johnny Jump Up
Kale
 Lacinato (Dinosaur)
Lettuce (Leaf)
Marigold
Nasturtium
Onions (Perennial)
Oregano
Pansy
Parsley
Radish
Spinach
 Bloomsdale Longstanding
Spinach
Spinach
 Bloomsdale Long Standing
Strawberry
Swiss Chard
 Bright Lights
Thyme



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