We had a beautiful snow storm last week. A snow so pretty, that we were left without a care in the world about planting season coming! Thankfully, we got over it a few days later and now our minds are back on our lengthy list of what to plant and when; how much dirt to have trucked in and how soon to begin the newest garden addition.
We have our preliminary list of what we will be planting this year, not in any certain order. This list is bound to grow and at the same time, some things that I am listing now, may not get planted due to lack of room, time and/or strength! One thing is for sure though, we begin each year with a preliminary list that we begin with as our foundation. Each year, we learn so much about new heirlooms and seeds we trade, that we usually double our beginning list easily by mid spring. We will work at keeping everyone informed of our changes, additions and any and all growing bloopers that will surely come our way!
Beans: Contender, Jade, Greasy Grits, Chinese Red Noodle
Carrots: Parisienne, Berlicum, Kuroda Long 8″, Shin Kuroda 5″
Lettuce: Little Gem, Mueslix
Peas: Sugar Ann, Sugar Snap, Oregon Sugar Pod II
Radishes: Rat Tail, Pink Beauty, Japanese Minowase Daikon
Cucumbers: Bishop Sally Beiller Pickles
Melons: Crenshaw, Missouri Gold, Banana Canteloupe
Gourds: Birdhouse, Bushel Basket, Apple, Dipper
Peppers: Albino, Quadrato D’ Astro Giallo, Habanero, Banana, Sweet Chocolate, Jalapeno, Cayenne, Golden Treasure
Tomatoes: Bison, Mountain Princess, Amish Paste, Brandywine, Arkansas Traveler, Millionaire, Candy Stripe
Squash: Butternut, Sweet Dumpling, Black Beauty Zucchini
Watermelon: Moon & Stars, Wilson’s Sweet, Carolina Cross
Lemongrass, Fennel, Chives, Cilantro, Feverfew, Rosemary, Lemon Bee Balm, Russian Tarragon, Hyssop Blue, Lavender, Common Thyme, Anise Hyssop, Dill, Cinnamon Basil, Sweet Thai Basil, Dark Purple Opal Basil, Thai Holy Basil
Morning Glories: Chocolate, Scarlet O’Hara, Carnevale di Venezia; Zinnias, Pansies, Sweet Peas, Tiger Eye and Mongolian Giant Sunflowers, Moonflowers, Bachelor Buttons, Hollyhock, Nasturtian-Spitfire, Pumpkin, Rouge Vif d’ Etampes
There will also be plenty of onions, potatoes, garlic….and much more I’m sure I’m not thinking of at the moment!