Two-in-One Garden Layout
Grow and harvest two seasons of fast-maturing crops from the same planting bed. Plant it full in early spring with cool-loving crops to pick in June; replant in mid-summer for a fall harvest. NOTE: Arugula and mustard are to be planted side by side, two rows of each in Early Spring Planting. Starred crops (*) may be harvested and replanted in same row for an extra crop.

First Planting - Early Spring

Two in one Early spring
  CROP PLANTING DIRECTIONS 
  Radish * Plant seeds
Sow seeds 1" apart in the row, in a double row, 3" between rows
  Spinach * Plant seeds
Sow seeds 1" apart in a single row as soon as ground is ready
  Snap Pea Plant seeds
Sow seeds 1½" apart, in a double row, 3" between rows
  Cauliflower Use transplants
3 plants in a single row, 18" apart in the row
  Kohlrabi Use transplants
7 plants per row, in 2 rows, 6" between plants, 6" between rows
  Red Cabbage Use transplants
4 plants in a single row, 12" apart in the row
  Endive Plant seeds
Sow seed 2" apart in a single row, thin to 8-10"
  Arugula Plant seeds
Sow 15 seeds/ft in a double row, 4" between rows
  Mustard Plant seeds
Sow 15 seeds/ft in a double row, 4" between rows

Second Planting - Mid Summer

Two in One Mid Summer
  CROP PLANTING DIRECTIONS 
  Cilantro * Plant seeds
Sow seed 1" apart in the row, in 2 rows, 4" between rows
  Lettuce * Plant seeds
Sow seed 1" apart in a single row
  Bush Beans
Plant seeds
Sow seed 3" apart in a single row
  Broccoli Use transplants, 18" apart in a single row
  Kale
Plant seeds
Sow 3-5 seeds at 8" intervals, thin to 1 plant per group
  Savoy Cabbage
Plant seeds
Sow 3-4 seeds at 12" intervals, in rows 12" apart, thin to 1 plant
  Radicchio
 
Plant seeds
Sow 3-5 seeds at 8" intervals, thin to 1 plant
 

Nasturtium
 

Use transplants
6 plants, single row, 8" apart


Arboretum's chosen varieties for 2010

EARLY SPRING

Radish ‘Cherriette'
Spinach ‘Spargo'
Snap Pea ‘Sugar Sprint'
Cauliflower ‘Snow Crown'
Kohlrabi ‘Kohlibri'
Red Cabbage ‘Super Red 80'
Endive ‘Natacha'
Arugula ‘Astro'
Mustard ‘Red Giant'

MID SUMMER

Cilantro ‘Calypso'
Lettuce ‘Tropicana'
Bush bean ‘Foremost'
Broccoli ‘Arcadia'
Kale ‘Red Russian'
Savoy cabbage ‘Alcosa'
Radicchio ‘Indigo'
Nasturtium ‘Alaska Mix'

Many varieties of these vegetables are available locally and will perform well in this region. Varieties chosen by Arboretum gardeners for 2010 Veggies by the Yard garden plantings at the Arboretum are available from Johnny's Seed Company or Territorial Seed Company.