2014 Garden Layout

2014 DDC garden layout
last update: 5/23/2014
cu = cucumber
pp – pie pumpkin
Ro = Roma tomato
R = red pepper
th = Thai hot peppers
c = cayenne pepper
z = zucchini

Garden 1 layout


                                         R     c     R

     z                                               th

cu               cu                 cu
cu               cu                 cu

Garden 2 layout

cu       cu      cu
z        z       z
pp       pp      pp

2013 Garden #1 Layout

Layout of garden #1

N –>

col1 col2 col3 col4 col5 col6
 T  T T T
Z T S1
 Z T R1  C
S1 P2  C
 G R1  CI P1 B1  C
  • S1 = spinach row, 4/13/2013. about 20 plants
  • R1 = radishes row, 4/13/2013. about 20 plants
  • Z = zucchini (seed), 5/18
  • C = cucumber (seed), 5/18
  • P1 = hot pepper column, 7 plants, 5/20
  • B1 = basil column, 2 plants, 5/20
  • T = tomato, 5/20
  • P2 = pepper column, 5 plants
  • G = garlic
  • CI = cilantro

Seed Layout 2013

Growing seeds under a grow light. The light is about six inches from the seed pods. I plan to buy clear covers for the tubs, to keep in humidity. Basement temperature is around 64 degrees. Ideally, it should be 70 degrees. Some people use heating pads underneath the tubs.

March 20 – put clear covers over tubs to keep in humidity

March 22 – seeds starting to show signs of life. T1 over an inch tall.

April 12 –

This seed layout is under a 4 foot dual fluorescent light, one is a grow light. The light fixture only covers the shown seeds; hence the empty slots. The 4 foot lights only cover 15 plant pods.

 Mar 14, 2013 Seed Plantings
Tub 4 Tub 5
Tub 3 Tub 2 Tub 1
– – – P2 P4 T2
– – – P2 P4 T2
– – – P2 P4 T2
O1 R1 C2 P3 P3 P4
O1 R1 C2 P3 P3 P4
O1 R1 C2 P3 P3 P4
T1 B1 P1 P2 B1 C1
T1 B1 P1 P2 B1 C1
T1 B1 P1 P2 B1 C1


T1 = tomato (last years, roma?)
B1 = bell pepper (last years, Cindy’s)
P1 = hot pepper (last years)
B1 = basil
C1 = cilantro
O1 = Greek oregano
R1 = rosemary
C2 = chives
P3 = red pepper (red mercury)
P4 = anaheim chile
T2 = roma? (last years)

Later Seedlings

Apr 15 (4 weeks before last frost)

  • Baby romaine lettuce
  • Bloomsdale spinach

Apr 22 (3 weeks before last frost)

  • Cucumber, which needs to be started in peat moss. Plant in fiber containers.
  • Zucchini, start in peat moss? Plant in fiber containers.
  • Jack O’Lantern Pumpkins. Plant in fiber containers.
  • Pie pumpkins. Plant in fiber containers.


Garden #2 Layout

Our gardening has gotten so large, we now have two gardens.

Garden #2 is about 8×13 feet. Most of it is nice Illinois black dirt, about 5 inches deep. It was made from ripping up an old 10×13 cracked concrete pad.

Last year, we planted spinach, Roma tomatoes, cherry tomato, zucchini, cucumber, red bell peppers.

Garden #2 layout as of 11 May 2010


mmm  z    ssss
mmm       ssss
mmm  z    ssss
r j j r   LLLL
       c  ssss
   b o h
   b o
  • b=basil (seed)
  • c=cucumber (seed)
  • h=cherry tomato
  • j=jalapeno
  • L=lettuce (seed)
  • m=chamomile (seed)
  • o = oregano
  • r=red bell pepper
  • z=zucchini (seed)