Garden Plans > 2018: shawneetownhomestead

About this Garden Plan

Vegetable demonstration and educational garden

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: Shawnee Town Farmstead
Garden Size: 80' 0" x 90' 4"
Garden Type: Community garden
Garden Layout: Traditional layout - rows etc
Sun or Shade: Sunny
Garden Soil Type: Heavy / Clay soil

Plan Notes

Only heirloom, open polinated crops are cultivated due to the Shawnee Town 1929 Museum standards. Volunteers prepare, plant, and maintain the garden using it as a teaching tool for metro area grade school programs. On site is a farmstead with outbuildings typical of the time period: the original restored farmhouse, market shed, livestock barn, chicken house and brooding shed with chickens, toolshed, garden shed, outhouse, automobile garage, working well, smokehouse, a gravel, country-like road with plantings of wildflowers and blackberries on either side, a vegetable garden and small orchard.

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Asparagus 621' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5" 
Beans (Bush Snap) 3499"5" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Lima) 1769"5" x 1' 1" 
Beet 1385"3" x 7" 
Carrot 1983"3" x 5" 
Chili Pepper 221' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Corn 1881' 1"11" x 1' 5" 
Cucumber 181' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Dill 687"5" x 9" 
Garlic 1565"3" x 9" 
Kale 181' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5" 
Kohlrabi 269"7" x 11" 
Leek 357"5" x 11" 
Lettuce (Leaf) 1303"3" x 5" 
Okra 311' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Onion 1045"3" x 7" 
Pepper 241' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Potatoes (Early) 211' 3"1' 1" x 1' 7" 
Potatoes (Maincrop) 211' 5"1' 1" x 2' 5" 
Radish 4443"3" x 7" 
Rhubarb 12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Soybeans 445"5" x 5" 
Spinach 597"7" x 11" 
Spinach (New Zealand) 121' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Summer) 181' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Squash (Winter) 82' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Sunflower 14711"11" x 11" 
Sweet Potato 1951' 5"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Swiss Chard 221' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Tomato (Large) 161' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small) 161' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Watermelon 322' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Zucchini 91' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 

Planting Times

Plant List key



26