The Gardens @Kuckucksmuehle 2019

Before we go into detail of what we plant in the garden we must not ignore the multitude of edible plants which grow unassisted and without need of maintenance from us. You can read about these in detail here.

Donations for seeds

We ask all our friends, visitors and supporters from near and far to help us buy organic seeds for our garden.

Donate to our seed pool by paypal or in person when you come for a visit. You can also pledge an amount and donate the money on your next visit, send us an email with your pledge amount to

From the sale of seedlings from last year we have €25 reserved for organic seeds.

Seed stocklist

In order to plan well we first have to know what seeds we have, this will help people who want to support us to know which seeds we need to source for the next planting season. We would like to make better use of the seeds we have and also the seeds we get through donations or seedexchanges.

Seed stock list for planning this season


On pp Name Quantity (g) expiry sow needs harvest open to #seedexchange
Y Beans 70 . Mid Apr . Jun- Aug Y
Y Cauliflower 1 May-Sep Nov N
Y Climb Beans 200 May - Jul Aug - Oct Y
N Black Root 5 . Apr . Oct N
Y Brussel spr 10 Apr-May Oct - Dec N
N Buckwheat 5 . Jun Sept . Aug- Nov N
Y Bushbeans 50 Mid Apr Jun- Aug N
Y Cabbage 3 . May - Jul . Oct Y
Y Fast Carrot 10 . May . 30days N
Y Carrots 8 May Aug - Sept N
N Celery Root 1 . Apr-Jul . Sept- Nov N
Y Chard 15 Apr -Aug Jul - Oct Y
Y Corn Bantam 5 Apr - May Sep - Oct N
Y Cucumber 36 01/21 Apr-May Jul-Aug Y
Y Garlic 1 Sept Apr N
N Kale 10 1/2021 Mar . Apr N
N Kohlrabi 3 1/2021 Mar-Jun Jul - Oct N
N L R lettuce 4 . Mar-Jun . . May Y
N Melon 14 . Mar Apr. . Oct - Nov Y
Y Onion 12 Mar-May Aug Y
Y Parsnips 16 9/2014 Mar Sept-Oct Y
y Peas 280 Apr- May Jun to Aug Y
N Bell Peppers 15 Feb-Mar Aug - Oct Y
Y Hokaido pk 5 May Sep N
Y Pumpkin . 200 May . . Sept . Y
Y Radish 35 . Apr-May . Jun - Jul Y
Y Shallots 3 12/2014 Mar - Apr N
Y Spaghetti pk 2 May Sep N
Y Spinach 55 Sep-May Feb Y
Y Sugarpeas 380 Apr-May Jun to Aug Y
Y Sweetcorn 15 Apr - May Sep - Oct N
N Tomato 1 12/2011 Mar-Apr . Aug N
N Cherry Tom 1 Mar Dec N
Y White Radish 5 12/2014 Jun Sept N
Y Winter onion 10 Mar-May Aug N
Y Zucchini 122 06/2016 Apr From Jul Y

Herbs, Flowers & Fruit

On pp Name Quantity expiry sow needs harvest open to #seedexchange Notes
Y Apple . 10 June . . . Y Usually grown from clippings
Y Basil 1 01/2019 Feb GH June N
N Bellflower 6 12/2011 Mar-Jun . Jun-Sep N
Y Chamomile 5 Mar-May N
Y Chives Apr Jun N
Y Coriander 2 May Oct N
Y Dill 9 01/2018 Jun Dec Y
N Echinacea 3 May sun Sep Y
N Engelstrompeten 1 Feb GH 20deg Y
N AssortFlower 110 Mar - Jun Aug Y
N Lemon Balm 3 Apr Aug N
N Lovage 4 Mar . Oct Y
n Marigolds/Targetes 4 May - Jul Sep Y
Y Marjoram 1 09/2015 Mar - Apr All year N
N Milk Thistle 1 Mid Apr Aug N
Y Parsley 5 Mar - Jun Jul N
N Physalis 12 Mar Aug - Oct Y
N Plum . 35 June . Y Usually grown from clippings
N Rosehip 1 Spring - after frost Sept Y Usually grown from clippings not seeds
Y Roses Red 1 Feb GH April N
Y Roses Blue 1 Feb GH April N
N Snapdragon 1 Apr Sept N
N Tansy 150 Mar-May Y Toxic to Chickens
Y Thyme 3 01/2019 . Apr- Aug All year N
N Green manure mix 100 Spring Y

Seeds to be planted indoors / greenhouse

Date planted Name of plant Quantity Notes / Updates
17/01/2019 Chili 0.5 tray
17/01/2019 Bellpeppers 0.5 tray
18/01/2019 Spinach 1.5 tray
18/01/2019 Artichoke 0.5 tray

Planting Schedule

You can follow our planting schedule below:

Companion planting combinations

Using powerplant we found out the best companion planting combinations for this year:

Combinations Location for planting

You can view a plan of the mandala garden here - The area is about 600m²

Bed no. Plant History Bed status Plan
1 Green Manure
2 Green Manure
3 Garlic, Dill, Bell Flowers, Kapuzinerkresse, Marigold, Snapdragon 2018
4 Garlic, Basil, Chamomile 2018
5 Green Manure
7 Basil
8 Strawberries, Borage 2017, 2018 Full
9 Thyme
10 Carrots 2018
11 Strawberries 2017 Full
12 Strawberries, mint 2017, 2018 Full
14 Strawberries 2017 Full
17 Garlic (SS), 2018
18 Garlic (SS), Brussel sprouts 2018
19 Brussel sprouts 2018
20 Brussel sprouts 2018
30 Flowers, Melissa, Borage 2018 Full
31 Rhubarb Self seeding Full
32 Wild mushrooms & flowers 2018 Full
33 Green Manure
34 Non-edible flowers, Marigolds 2018 1st 1.5m
36 Carrots 2018
43 Jerusalem artichokes 2018 Full Exp
44 Green Manure
46 Roses, red and blue
47 Assorted flowers
Plant History / Plan
Mint Self seeding year to year
Lovage Self seeding year to year
Chives Self seeding year to year
Thyme Self seeding year to year
Shallots Self seeding year to year
Rose bush Self seeding year to year
Wild grapevine Self seeding year to year

The area needs to be fenced before further planting is done.

Wall strip

Plant History / Plan

The area needs a wall rebuilt and fencing before planting can commence.

Square bed

Plant Location History / Plan
Garlic 1st row on the left and at the back 2017
Marigolds 1st row at the front 2018
Lemon Balm
Milk Thistle

Near shower area

Plant Location History / Plan
near cherry tree
near trailer
tomato shelter

Harvest Data Logging

The article would be incomplete if we didn't log how much harvest we make during our productive months. Below you can see the graph with a summary of this information.

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Record of previous years

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  • Last modified: 2019/01/18 15:06
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