Saturday, January 4, 2014

2014 Seed Order

You didn't hear from me much last year because I was without a garden. However, by September we had all the raised beds constructed and filled in the back yard, so it will be full steam ahead in 2014! Look at all the growing space I have:

That's eight 3'x3' beds, and 16 8'x3' beds (set up in adjacent pairs).

I've been using some garden planning software to lay everything out and plan for succession planting. Even with so much space, I'm still tempted to overdo things. There are currently 75 cloves of garlic (Music) planted, and the following seeds have either been ordered or will soon be ordered. Time to start a seed starting calendar!

  • Arugula 
  • Asparagus: Jersey Knight Hybrid
  • Bush Beans: Royal Burgundy
  • Fava Beans: Windsor 
  • Beets: Cylindra, Golden, Chioggia 
  • Broccoli: Calabrese, De Cicco
  • Brussell Sprouts: Long Island Improved
  • Cabbage:Premium Late Flat Dutch
  • Carrots: Cosmic Purple. St. Valery
  • Cauliflower: Early Snowball
  • Celery: Tall Utah
  • Chard: Rhubarb Red
  • Corn: Blue Jade, Bear Paw Popcorn
  • Cucumbers: Parade, Crystal Apple
  • Eggplant: Black Beauty
  • Genovese Basil
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Bouquet Dill
  • Garlic Chives
  • Florence Fennel
  • Mint
  • Greek Oregano
  • Giant from Italy Parsley
  • Green Culinary Sage
  • Thyme
  • Kale: Halbhoher Gruner Krauser, Red Russian
  • Lettuce: Forrellenschluss, Red Iceberg, Green Oakleaf, Tango
  • Leeks: Blue Solaise
  • Onions: Alisa Craig Exhibition, Yellow Sweet Spanish
  • Peas: Sugar Lace, Mammoth Melting Sugar Snow Pea
  • Sweet Peppers: Chervena Chushka, Bull Nose Bell, Chocolate Beauty, Miniature Yellow Bell
  • Hot Peppers: Chinese Ornamental, Joe’s Long Cayenne, Jalapeno Traveler Strain
  • Potatoes: Purple Viking, Yukon Gold
  • Radishes: Cherry Belle, French Breakfast
  • Rutabaga: Joan
  • Spinach: America, Strawberry Spinach
  • Summer Squash: Black Beauty Zucchini, Golden Zucchini 
  • Winter Squash: Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck, Waltham Butternut, Table Queen
  • Strawberries: Honeoye
  • Determinate Tomatoes: Rutgers, Oregon Spring, Tip-Top, Principe Borghese, Roma, Martin’s Roma, Silvery Fir Tree
  • Indeterminate Tomatoes: Brandywine, Blondkopfchen, Dr. Wyche’s Yellow, Dester, Italian Heirloom, Riesentraube
  • Tomatillo