It’s time. Time for me to make some final decisions about what to grow next year. Yes, I have a lot of seeds left from last year’s buying frenzy, but there are some new things I’d like to try and some superstars from last year that I’d like to grow in larger quantities.
Our goals this year:
- Feed our family
- Sell some produce at one or two of the small area farmer’s markets
- Expand the garden to include a pumpkin patch, a few more perennial crops (rhubarb, horseradish, and raspberries), and break new ground for a large Three Sisters garden.
- CONTROL THE WEEDS!
- Take more pictures in the garden
Last year’s superstars:
- Beans (Dry) ‘Tiger’s Eye’ – Absolutely stunning dry bean.
- Beet ‘Bull’s Blood’ – Dark greens, great for salads, root has a bull’s-eye striped interior.
- Carrot ‘Bolero’ – The only carrot that did well in our heavy-ish soil.
- Cilantro ‘Calypso’ – Low-growing, regrows reliably when cut, very slow to bolt.
- Lettuce ‘Bunte Forellenschluss’ – Beautiful speckled butterhead lettuce.
- Mustard ‘Scarlet Frills’ – Gorgeous, spicy, great in salads and pesto.
- Pac Choi ‘Mei Qing Choi’ – Perfect at all stages.
- Spinach ‘Corvair’ – Dark green, very slow to bolt.
- Squash (Summer) ‘Costata Romanesco’ – Wonderful nutty flavor, firm flesh at any size.
- Tomato (Cherry) ‘Sun Sugar’ – Golden yellow balls of sugar – puts all other cherry tomatoes to shame.