Garden Plans > 2020: Community Garden

About this Garden Plan

This park site was the 1820s homestead of Michigan pioneer, Joshua Simmons.The farm complex features an 1841 Greek Revival farmhouse and its outbuildings and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The farm maintains its unique architectural character and is significant in that nine of its eleven original outbuildings are still intact. Built-in 1829, the North Barn was the first barn built in Livonia Township. The Simmons family lived in a modest frame house, while the barn, a building of primary importance, was the first major structure completed.

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: Greenmead Historical Park, 8 Mile & Newburgh, Livonia MI
Garden Size: 23' 11" x 23' 11"
Garden Type: Community garden
Garden Layout: Traditional layout - rows etc
Sun or Shade: Sunny
Garden Soil Type: Heavy / Clay soil

Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Aster (China) 611"11" x 11" 
Basil
 Thai Sweet
17"5" x 9" 
Basil
 Sweet
27"5" x 9" 
Beans (Bush Snap) 399"5" x 1' 1" 
Beans (Pole) 69"5" x 1' 1" 
Cabbage (Summer) 31' 7"1' 5" x 1' 9" 
Cantaloupe 22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Carrot 93"3" x 5" 
Chili Pepper 41' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Cilantro 27"5" x 9" 
Cucumber 41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Fennel 411"9" x 1' 1" 
Flower 47"5" x 7" 
Flower 57"5" x 7" 
Flower 57"5" x 7" 
Flower 57"5" x 7" 
Garlic 45"3" x 9" 
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Looseleaf Blend
93"3" x 5" 
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Mesclun Spicy Mix
93"3" x 5" 
Mint
 Mojito Mint
17"5" x 9" 
Oregano
 Greek Oregano
17"5" x 9" 
Pepper
 Poblano (Ancho)
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pepper
 Serrano Chili
31' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pepper
 Jalapeno
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pepper
 "Say Cheese" Mix Hyb
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pepper
 California Wonder
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pepper
 Italian Sweet
11' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Pumpkin 22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Radish 183"3" x 7" 
Rosemary
 Rosemary
17"7" x 7" 
Sage 311"11" x 1' 3" 
Thyme 111"11" x 1' 3" 
Tomatillo 42' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Tomatillo
 Purple
22' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Tomato (Large)
 Mortgage Lifter Heirloom
11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Large)
 San Marzano
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Large)
 Brandywine Heirloom
11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Large)
 Super San Marzano
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Large)
 Abe Lincoln Original
11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Juliet (F1)
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Sunsugar
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Tomato (Small)
 Super Sweet 100 Hybrid
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Watermelon 42' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Zucchini 31' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 

Planting Times

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Aster (China)
Basil
 Thai Sweet
Basil
 Sweet
Beans (Bush Snap)
Beans (Pole)
Cabbage (Summer)
Cantaloupe
Carrot
Chili Pepper
Cilantro
Cucumber
Fennel
Flower
Flower
Flower
Flower
Garlic
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Looseleaf Blend
Lettuce (Leaf)
 Mesclun Spicy Mix
Mint
 Mojito Mint
Oregano
 Greek Oregano
Pepper
 Poblano (Ancho)
Pepper
 Serrano Chili
Pepper
 Jalapeno
Pepper
 "Say Cheese" Mix Hyb
Pepper
 California Wonder
Pepper
 Italian Sweet
Pumpkin
Radish
Rosemary
 Rosemary
Sage
Thyme
Tomatillo
Tomatillo
 Purple
Tomato (Large)
 Mortgage Lifter Heirloom
Tomato (Large)
 San Marzano
Tomato (Large)
 Brandywine Heirloom
Tomato (Large)
 Super San Marzano
Tomato (Large)
 Abe Lincoln Original
Tomato (Small)
 Juliet (F1)
Tomato (Small)
 Sunsugar
Tomato (Small)
 Super Sweet 100 Hybrid
Watermelon
Zucchini



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