Sitting here looking out the window at another depressingly dull day, snow on the ground and the icy looking street out front I thought why not make out my potential grow list for this year.
I usually have my tomatoes started by now, I keep potting them on and grow them in the greenhouse until it's safe to plant out usually around May 24th., they're usually flowering by then.
Dealing with a real winter this year has put me in low gear
. This year it's going to be mostly heirlooms again with the exception of 'Celebrity' the only hybrid I grow, it always does well for me. I'm not going to grow as many varieties this year and only two plants of each.
'Yellow' Pear from seed Tommo sent me
'Cherrio' a red
'Cherokee Green Grape'
'Black Opal' again from Tommo
'Rio Fuego', very firm flesh, not juicy, nice in a Greek salad.
'Goldman's Italian American' love it's pleated edges, slices look really pretty on a plate
'Provendanzo', nice size, good flavored Italian heirloom.
'Mrs. Schlaubaugh's Famous Strawberry' trying again with this one, our tomatoes were a bust last year because of the cool summer we had. This is a pink skinned tomato, it won a taste test in New York in 2015.
'Cherokee Purple' a must every year, love it's smokey flavor.
I think that's it, but you never know with me
Still pondering what beans I'll grow other than....
'Aeron Purple Star' I should be giving this one a miss as I really need to grow the 'Gigandes' to refresh my seed stash, maybe I can plant a few of these at my daughter's place.
'White seeded Cherokee Trail of Tears' grew these last year, we really liked them.
'Emilia's Italian Pole' I've been growing this one off and on since 1965.
'Grandma Nellie's Yellow Mushroom' yes the cooked beans have a slight mushroom flavor.
I still have to pick a couple of varieties eaten as full beans and I have some new greasy beans to trial. I'll add to this thread when it's written in stone.
I left some of the yacon in the tubs they were grown in, moved them to my cool greenhouse for the winter, hopefully the tubers will still be good and I'll have some nice starts to plant up next month.
Other than the above I'll be planting lettuce, beets, potato onions and a couple of plants of rat tailed radish, great flavor and not the problem of worms getting into the bulbs. Also a sample of Ozette fingerling potatoes.
I'm going to move my few sea kale and skirret plants to a better location, this will be their third year, what's the saying...First year sleep, second year creep, third year leap, we'll see, moving them might set them back a year.
Anyone else have their lists made out? Oh, we might even put in a small block of corn that is if I don't run out of steam
. Big plans for a small garden, this is why I rarely grow bush beans, poles take up less space.