We’re saving seeds, but I’m also trying to keep track of the names of the varieties we like.
Okra – Emerald, All purpose, never woody (truth)
Pole beans – Hamby
Bush beans – Romano
Tomatoes – Tula (Black Russian), Roma, Cherry Sweetie
Cantaloupe – Honey Rock
Potato – Yukon Gold
Summer Spinach – Malabar (smaller leaf and less bitterness than New Zealand) and we don’t need to plant a lot because it’s prolific,
On the what NOT to plant list, we have decided that we don’t like yellow summer squash, zucchini or spaghetti squash enough to give up the garden space for any of them. We can buy a little bit from the farmers’ market and be satisfied.
In addition to some Cardinal Climber vine (Ipomoea x multifida), cleome and French lavender seeds for the flower beds, we have added more Sow True vegetables:
Beet (Detroit Dark Red)
Beet (Early Wonder)
Parsnip (All American)
Pepper, Chile (Ancho/Poblano)
Filed under Lists, planting
We picked up Sow True seed packets, today from Weaver Street Market. I’m writing them here so I can keep up with the varieties.
Brussels Sprouts (Long Island Improved)
Eggplant (Long Purple)
Okra (Clemson Spineless)
Pea, Snap (Mammoth Melting Sugar)
Pepper, Sweet (Marconi Red)
Squash, Summer (Cocozelle Zucchini)
Squash, Winter (Spaghetti)
We already had some from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange:
Bean, Fava (Broad Windsor)
Broccoli (De Cicco)
Cauliflower, Fall (Snowball, Self – Blanching)
Greens (Even’ Star Winter Arugula)
Lettuce, Romaine (Rouge d’Hiver / Winter Red)
Tomato (Cherokee Purple)
Tomato (German Johnson)
And Burpee Organic:
Cantaloupe (Honey Rock)
Pea (Little Marvel)
Swiss Chard (Ruby Red)
And we have some Roma tomato seeds Chuck saved and fermented to give a try this year.
I expect the Sweet 100 grape tomatoes to volunteer in the side bed again, too.
Prunus family ( apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherry, etc.)
Lamium family (henbit, red)
Joe Pye weed
We have the bold ones.