Garden Plans

This page will serve as an archive of our garden plots and plans from year to year, as well as a map of the fruit trees we’ve planted.


Garden Plan 2011

Beans: Scarlet Runner, Dragon Tongue, Good Mother Stallard, Tiger’s Eye. Turkey Craw
Beets: Detroit Dark Red
Broom Corn
Carrots: Scarlet Nantes, Rolanka ,Milan, Paris Market, Danvers
Nasturtiums: Fiesta Blend, Cherry Rose Jewel
Bells of Ireland
Lettuce: Buttercrunch, Winter Density, Yugoslavian Red, Butterhead, Prizehead, Buttercrunch Bibb, Tennis Ball, Pablo, and many, many others
Peas: Coral Shell
Pepper (Hot): Tobago Seasoning (medium hot), Jalapeno, Joe’s Round, Joe’s Long Cayenne
Pepper (Paprika): Alma Paprika
Pepper (Sweet): Tequila Sunrise, King of the North (bell), Nardello
Pumpkins: Jarrahdale, Baby Pam, Big Max
Radish: Easter Egg, French Breakfast
Sunflowers: Titan, Mongolian Giant, Aztec Sun, Orange Sun
Tomatillo: Puebla Verde
Tomatoes: Cherokee Purple, Rosso Sicilian, Goldie, Rose de Berne, Aunt Ruby’s German Green
Cherry Tomatoes: Lemon Drop, Brown Berry, Blondkopfchen, Isis Candy Shop, Tiny Tim, Red Pear

Garden Plan 2010

Pole Beans: Cherokee Trail
Bush Beans: Kenearly Yellow Eye, Jacob’s Cattle Gold, Pawnee Shell Bean
Tomatoes: Ramapo, Black Plum, Green Sausage, Gold Medal, Fox (cherry)
Onions: Southport White Globe, Riverside
Broccoli: Piracicaba
Peas: Green Arrow, British Wonder
Radishes: Cincinnati Market
Carrots: Dragon, Red Core Chantennay, Scarlet Nantes, Oxheart
Beets: Bull’s Blood, Burpee’s Golden, Detroit Dark Red, Ruby Queen Beet
Chard: Golden Chard, Five-Color Silverbeet
Peppers: Jimmy Nardello’s, Marconi (like Tolli’s), Joe Long Cayenne (a.k.a. The Sesito Puente Pepper), Black Hungarian (instead of Jalapeno)
Basil: Lettuce Leaf
Nasturtiums: Black Velvet, Empress of India
Pumpkin: New England Pie (planted by front door)
Sunflower: Sunflower Surprise (planted w/ pole beans?)

Spring Plan 2009

Spring 2009 Plan

Spring Plan 2008

Fall Plan 2008

As of April 21st:

As of May 4th:

As of May 18th:

As of June 1st:

As of June 15th:

As of July 6th:

As of July 27th:

As of August 9th:

As of September 1st:

As of September 8th:

Tree Map

1. Ashmead’s Kernel
England 1700; medium-sized russet; good for eating, baking, and cider. Mid bloom, late apples. Planted 2007.

2. Cox’s Orange Pippin

England 1830; medium fruit; red and yellow striped; good for cooking, eating, cider, and baking; good dessert apple. Mid-bloom, mid season apples. Planted 2006.

3. Enterprise
Large fruit; red glossy skin; good for fresh eating and cooking; scab resistant. Mid to late bloom; late apples. Planted 2006.

4. White Pearmain
England 1200; medium-sized fruit; pale green with red blush; good for cooking, eating, cider and baking; good dessert apple. Mid bloom, very late apples. Planted 2007.

5. Alexander
Russia before 1817; very large red fruit; ripens continuously over four-week period. Good for applesauce and for eating. Mid bloom, mid-season fruit. Planted 2008.

6. Whitney Crab
A large crabapple with yellow skin overlaid with red blush red striping. One of the few crabapples that is great for eating out of hand. One of our favorite eating apples, crisp, juicy, subacid, almost sweet, with crabapple overtones. Planted in 2010.

7. Granny Smith
Mid bloom, very late apples. Planted 2006.

8. Calville Blanc d’Hiver
France or Germany 1598; large fruit; yellow with red blush; “higher in vitamin C than an orange”; good for cooking, eating, cider, and baking, especially tarts. Mid bloom, very late apples. Planted in 2007.

9. Northern Spy
New York 1880; large fruit; red and yellow; “vigorous” tree; good for cooking, eating, cider, or baking, especially pies. Late bloom, late apples. Planted 2006.

10. Rome Beauty
Ohio 1848; medium to very large fruit; solid red skin; scab resistant; good for eating, cider, and baking; good keeper. Late bloom, very late apples. Planted 2007.

11. Reliance (peach)
New Hampshire Agricultural Station 1964; medium fruit; yellow with red blush; small pit; fast-growing tree; good for canning, freezing; and eating fresh; second to ripen. Planted 2006. (Grew many fruits in 2007 but squirrels ate every last one; note: harvest before ripe.)

12. Peregrine (peach)
England 1906; almost fuzzless skin; white fruit; is the Cox’s Orange Pippin of peaches; first to ripen. Planted 2008.

13. Rio Oso Gem (peach)
Large fruit; good for fresh eating, pies, and freezing; last to ripen. Planted 2008.

14. Georgia Belle (peach)
A deliciously sweet, old-time favorite peach. Large, creamy white fruit with a bright red cheek. Highly flavored, firm, white, freestone flesh tinged with red. An excellent choice for fresh eating, canning, or desserts. Very bud hardy, a reliable producer and displays some resistance to brown rot and bacterial spot. Planted in 2011.

15. Blue Damson Plum
Small, blue-black tart plum prized for jams, jellies and chutney for many years. It’s cold hardy, bears heavily and is dependable and self-fruitful. Planted in 2011.

16. Black Tartanian (cherry)
A rich, tender, sweet cherry with full bodied flavor. Attractive purplish-black skin surrounds dark red flesh. Once the most widely grown commercial variety, but a little too juicy to ship well. The rich, berry-like flavor is outstanding, and makes a mouth-watering sweet cherry pie. Excellent for the home orchard and considered the best pollinator for dark sweet cherries. Exceptionally productive once established.

17. Lapins (cherry)
Sweet dark red cherry of the Bing type. Excellent quality and rich flavor. Self-fruitful and crack resistant.

Trees purchased from Trees of Antiquity (except for Enterprise, Granny Smith and Reliance); information from Trees of Antiquity catalog.

3 responses to “Garden Plans

  1. Stumbled across the house I’m helping to restore on Pennington-Rocky Hill Road in Hopewell Township and enjoyed your photos of it. Wyeth-esque setting, isn’t it?
    Your Chinese Chippendale garden in suburbia is very handsome as well. We moved our house just up from the old farmhouse and hope to get planting in the coming years.

  2. Frankiesile

    i like this ! could you elaborate more… and you can also check

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