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Kansas City MO: 18B Demonstration Garden 2018

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: 18B Demonstration Garden KCMO, 2018
Garden Size: 79' 11" x 61' 11"
Garden Type: Community garden
Garden Layout: Raised Beds
Sun or Shade: Sunny
Garden Soil Type: -

Plan Notes

This plan uses crop rotation based off of 2017 18B vegetable production and the general planting areas. Cool weather crops (parsnips, swiss chard, beets, radish, carrots, etc.) can be planted in August anywhere lettuce is planted, or where there is room. The crop rotation is based on grouping vegetables by their plant family. This means plants are grouped together that have similar maintenance requirements. By rotating plant families in a particular order (often coded by color), you can reduce risk of soil borne pests and diseases to the next crops: Lilac-Alliaceae (onion family), blue- leguminocae (pea and bean family), green- brassicaceae (cabbage family), yellow- solanaceae (nightshade family-tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes), orange- umbellifereae (carrot family- celery, celeriac, etc.), salmon- curcubitaceae (melon family), pink- chenopodicaeae (beetroot family- swiss chard, etc.), grey- non rotation misc. family (corn, okra, basil, lettuce, spinach, etc.) Also, I read that japanese beetles do not like onions, so planting onions/chives near green beans "might" help?

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberPlants per Square FootNotes
Beans (Pole) 218 
Carrot 4516 
Chili Pepper 91 
Chives 2016 
Corn 334 
Cucumber 32 
Edamame 99 
Eggplant 161 
Garlic 1149 
Herb 481 
Kohlrabi 69 
Lettuce (Leaf) 1569 
Onion 2816 
Parsnip 149 
Peanut 204 
Pepper 101 
 Jack Be Little
Squash (Summer) 51 
Sweet Potato 141 
Tomato (Large) 71 
Zucchini 51 

Planting Times

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