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Mullins Family Backyard Garden

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Garden Size: 35' 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
Artichoke (Globe)
 Green Globe
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11"Plant in containers that is at least 2 feet in diameter and 2 feet deep and bring in to covered area once frosty nights are regular.
Arugula 45"3" x 7"Plant 'Rocket' for a long term harvest that is beautiful and delicious.
Beans (Pole) 249"5" x 1' 1"Some favorites are 'purple pole' and 'contender' which can both be planted in late August/early September for a harvest until frost.
Beet 385"3" x 7"Direct sow beet seeds in September. Great varieties are 'Ruby Red' and 'Detroit.'
Broccoli 31' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"'Artwork' broccoli is my favorite variety as it grows broccolini all season long instead of one head. This variety is a must! Plant in September.
Brussels Sprouts 51' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"'Jade Cross' and 'Long Island Improved' are tried and true varieties that do well here. Plant in September.
Cabbage (Fall) 62' 9"2' 7" x 2' 11"'Cheers' and 'Flat Dutch' are excellent varieties that do well here. Plant in September and plant both to have cabbage all season.
Carrot 803"3" x 5"Carrots should be direct sown in September and can be continually sown all season. Get creative with varieties like 'Rainbow' and 'Purple Haze.' So much fun!
Cauliflower 51' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Varieties like 'Cheddar' and 'Graffiti' make great showings for LSU football season. If you want less color, try 'Snow Crown.' Plant in September.
Celery 87"5" x 11"'Celery should be transplanted in September. It is fun to grow all season.
Cilantro 67"5" x 9"Direct sow cilantro to have the best results. Sow seeds in September and grow cilantro all season.
Collards 711"11" x 1' 3"Collards are easy to grow and 'Georgia Creole' are delicious and do well here. They continue to produce all season so plant once in September and keep enjoying them.
Cucumber 41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Cucumbers do really well here in the fall. Varieties like 'Marketmore' and 'Straight 8' will be ready to pick in just 60 days. That is important because they will die in the first freeze, typically in November. Plant transplants as soon as possible.
Dill 97"5" x 9"Dill can be planted anytime and will grow all season. Transplant for best success.
Garlic 215"3" x 9"Garlic is easy to grow and should be planted in October/November. Garlic should be ordered from a reputable company online for best results. I like Keene Garlic (I can order for you when I order mine.)
Kale 51' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5"'Lacinato' kale is the most popular variety. It grows well here from September through spring.
Lettuce (Leaf) 263"3" x 5"Have fun with lettuce varieties. Choose colorful lettuce that you will enjoy eating. Leaf lettuce is my favorite because you don't have to wait for it to form a head to enjoy it. Plant in September.
Mizuna 109"7" x 11"This Asian green is spicy and delicious. Plant in September. It is frost tolerant and will grow until the weather heats up.
Mustard 405"5" x 5"'Florida Broadleaf' is a great mustard green to eat, and 'Giant Red' is stunning in the garden. I would plant both in September.
Onions (Perennial) 185"5" x 5"Green onions are a must in every garden. Plant in September.
Oregano 47"5" x 9"Oregano should be transplanted in September and grown all season.
Other (Large)
 Japanese Yew
161' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7"To continue with the style of your entire space, I would plant a small in the ground bed to border the garden.
Other (Medium)
 Boxwood
329"9" x 9"Adding boxwood to the front of the border will give the garden a formal entry and will compliment your already beautiful backyard space.
Parsley 45"3" x 9"Transplant parsley in September and cut often to keep it growing all season.
Peas 103"3" x 7"Add 'Thomas Laxton' sugar snap peas for a fun winter addition. Plant in January and enjoy until the weather warms up.
Radish 553"3" x 7"Radishes are fun and easy. They are ready to harvest in just 3 weeks and should be direct sown in any empty space in the garden.
Spinach 207"5" x 11"'Longstanding' spinach is an excellent variety for our climate. Plant it in September and enjoy it all season.
Strawberry
 Louisiana bare root
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Choose a bare root variety when they arrive in the nurseries in November. These will be Louisiana berries that will grow better here than any other varieties.
Strawberry 191' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Choose a bare root variety when they arrive in the nurseries in November. These will be Louisiana berries that will grow better here than any other varieties.
Swiss Chard
 Bright Lights
61' 1"11" x 1' 3"Plant with strawberries and harvest all season.
Thyme 211"11" x 1' 3"Thyme is excellent in the backyard garden. Plant in September and enjoy it for many seasons.

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Artichoke (Globe)
 Green Globe
Arugula
Beans (Pole)
Beet
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage (Fall)
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Cilantro
Collards
Cucumber
Dill
Garlic
Kale
Lettuce (Leaf)
Mizuna
Mustard
Onions (Perennial)
Oregano
Other (Large)
 Japanese Yew
Other (Medium)
 Boxwood
Parsley
Peas
Radish
Spinach
Strawberry
 Louisiana bare root
Strawberry
Swiss Chard
 Bright Lights
Thyme



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