Appendix: Universal Design Garden Action Plan and Budget Outline (working document)
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ActionDetailsMaterialsPurposeQuanitySourceCost
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June '18Week 1: Planning and DesignDraw a mapDraw a map of the yard with existing trees, shrubs, slopes, patios and whatever else is out there.
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Decide what I elements I wantTheme: sensory x polinator x organic vegetable
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Week 2: Planning, DesignReevaluate garden ideas based on your budget and the types of plants that can grow in the Baltimore region.What plants grow best and require the least amount of water and maintenance?
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Choose the plants, vegetables and hard landscape features
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Week 3choose raised beds materials, size and layout
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Week 4:Submit budget
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July '18Weeks 1-4Buy materials, build borders and pathways
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August'18Weeks 1-4Build and fill the beds
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September '18Week 1Plant or transplant the following: beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, lettuce, mustard, onions, radishes, spinach and turnips.
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Weeks 2-4Buy materials and build irrigation system
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October '18Week 1Plant second planting of fall crops such as collards, turnips, cabbage, mustard and kale. Refurbish mulch to control weeds, and start adding leaves and other materials for the compost pile. Store manure under cover to prevent leaching of nutrients.
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Weeks 2-4Water deeply and thoroughly to prevent drought stress. Pay special attention to new transplants.
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Weeks 3-4Harvest mature green peppers and tomatoes before frost gets them — it may not come until November, but be ready.
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Harvest herbs and dry them in a cool, dry place.
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NovemberWeeks 1-4Spread manure, rotted sawdust and leaves over the garden and plow.
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Take a soil sample to allow plenty of time to get the report back. Lime applied now will be of more benefit next year than if it is applied in the spring before planting. Always apply Dolomitic limestone in order to get both calcium and magnesium.
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Save leaves for the compost heap.
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Vegetable, seed and plant inventory
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See what tools are needed for the next season
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