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About this Garden Plan

Backyard Chicago Garden Plan

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: United States
Garden Size: 50' 9" x 50' 9"
Garden Type: Backyard / back garden
Garden Layout: Raised Beds
Sun or Shade: Partial Shade
Garden Soil Type: Other soil

Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Agastache 211"11" x 11" Summer - Fall Bloomer - Re blooms when deadheaded
Alyssum 75"5" x 5"Used in veg bed to attract 'good bugs'
Arugula 65"3" x 7"Grows well in shade, can be replanted multiple times throughout the season
Basil 47"5" x 9"Grow from seed in greenhouse or sow in the ground
Beans (Pole) 49"5" x 1' 1"Sow from seed in bed
Black-Eyed Susan 311"11" x 11"Start early in summer from starter plants - grows well as a companion with coneflowers.
Borage 11' 1"11" x 1' 11"Plant from seed or starter plant - great companion for tomatoes
Carrot 163"3" x 5"Sow seeds in spring, early fall
Clematis 23' 3"3' 3" x 3' 3" 
Cucumber 11' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11"Start from plant in early summer
Echinacea 31' 1"11" x 1' 3"Plant starters in early summer
Kale 21' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5"Start from (3) pack starter plants
Lettuce (Crisphead) 29"7" x 11"Replant in cycles, once harvested
Lettuce (Leaf) 33"3" x 5" 
Marguerite Daisy 311"11" x 11"Divide and transplant daisies in groupings throughout the bed
Marigold 67"7" x 7"Plant from seed or plant (3) packs starters
Monarda 211"11" x 1' 7"Plant from starters or seeds. Mid summer blooming - part sun /shade tolerant ( native 'spotted' variety is shade tolerant)
Nasturtium 611"11" x 11"Plant from seed, attracts good bugs and deters animals
Parsley 55"3" x 9"plant from seed or starter (3) pack
Penstemon 411"11" x 11"Plant starters in early summer, early booming - fall foliage, pollinator friendly
Radish 93"3" x 7"Plant from seed in early summer
Rose (Climbing) 15' 10"5' 10" x 5' 10" 
Rosemary 17"7" x 7"Plant from starter in full sun, good companion for tomatoes
Salvia 511"11" x 11"Annual salvia can attract good bugs and bees to the garden, perennial varieties do well in shade, and will rebook with deadheading
Sunflower 611"11" x 11"Plant from seed, early summer, attracts pollinators to veg garden
Tomato (Large) 21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11"Plant starter plants
Tomato (Small) 31' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Zinnia 1011"11" x 11"Plant from seed in greenhouse or in the ground

Planting Times

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