My 2011 Seed List

Planting-seeds

OK I’ve done it!  I’ve made my seed list.  I still have to make myself a schedule, but at least I’ve gone through my inventory and decided what I will grow this year.  I am going to start a few hot weather plants like melons and stuff for my mom to grow, but mostly this will just be plants I grow here.

I’ll do a lot of cole crops, and try and plant a decent variety of others.  I didn’t order any seeds this year, so I am just using seeds that I currently have.  Some of the seeds are old and I have no idea if they will germinate but I’ll give ’em a try!

  • Broccoli – Green Calabrese
  • Broccoli – Waltham 29
  • Brussels Sprouts – Long Island Improved
  • Cabbage – Coueur De Boeuf
  • Cabbage – Early Golden Acre
  • Carrots – various!  I know I have several but they aren’t on the list for some reason.
  • Cauliflower – Snowball X
  • Cucumber- National Pickling
  • Cucumber – Richmond Green Apple (my favorite!)
  • Cucumber – Snow’s Fancy Pickling
  • Eggplant – Thai Yellow Egg
  • Flowers – Black Hollyhocks (Thanks, Des!)
  • Flowers – Purple Clematis (seeds saved from my mom’s, not sure if it will work)
  • Flowers – Blue Star Morning Glory (I’ll grow this on the grape Arbor)
  • Nasturtium – Empress of India
  • Nasturtium – Peach Melba Superior
  • Marigold – Orange Hawaii
  • Black Oil Sunflowers
  • Birdhouse Gourds
  • Dipper Gourds
  • Jug gourds
  • Borage
  • Echinacea
  • Feverfew
  • Sweet Basil
  • Oregano (I’ll probably buy a plant, never had luck w/ seeds)
  • Flat leaf parsley
  • Thai dill
  • Toothache Plant
  • Salad mix
  • Rooted Parsley (eaten for it’s carrot-like roots)
  • Tobacco
  • Red of Florence onions
  • TX Early Grow onions
  • Yellow of Parma Onions
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • OMG I just realized I have no beans!  I’ll have to get some pole beans at the store.  That’s weird… I know I should have some SOMEWHERE!  Moving along…
  • Aji Dulce Habanero Pepper (I can only dream)
  • Anaheim Pepper
  • Green bell pepper
  • Black Pearl pepper
  • Red Habanero Pepper
  • Craig’s Grande Jalapeno
  • Kung Pao peppers
  • Orange bell peppers
  • Purple Jalapeno
  • Quadrato Di Asti Giallo (large yellow) bell pepper
  • Sweet red stuffing pepper
  • Fingerling potatoes (from seeds)
  • Other potatoes (whatever is available locally)
  • Pumpkin – Jarrahdale
  • Pumpkin – Styrian (grown for it’s hull-less seeds)
  • Chinese Red Meat radishes
  • Early Scarlet Globe radish
  • Easter Egg radish
  • Pink Beauty radish
  • White Hailstone radish (one of my favs)
  • Summer Yellow crookneck squash
  • Tomatillo
  • Amish paste tomato
  • Cherokee tomato
  • Dad’s Sunset tomato
  • Kellogg’s Breakfast tomato
  • Lemon Boy Mater (Hey Des do you need any of these seeds?)
  • Generic Plum tomato (got it in a trade)
  • Principe Borghese Drying mater
  • Siletz mater
  • Orangeglo Watermelon
  • Million Dollar melon
  • Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe
  • Zucchini

Phew!

Here’s my garden thoughts this year – this year it is more important to get the infrastructure in place properly, rather than having the ultimate high producing garden.  I still do want to test out different veggies to see how they do, or if I can grow them in my greenhouse.  I have some small Charentais melons somewhere that might do ok in a greenhouse size wise.  It won’t be a tiny greenhouse but I am not going to lie to myself and think I won’t fill it up super quick!  lol

Truth be told, I do have some pretty major concerns about food supply.  Food costs are at an all-time high, and we are already experiencing shortages and crazy increases in price.  But I’m not going to stress myself about it right now – I’ll just work on getting things all set up and then 2012 will be the high production year.  I’ll most likely be pregnant and tired most of the summer anyway, right?  I’ll be getting chickens for eggs in a few weeks, and also with the amount of fruit I’m hoping for (if I can get these trees pruned in the next couple weeks before budbreak) I should be able to barter for anything that I don’t get, if I don’t get enough veggies to put up.

My garden in 2012 will be the one that I imagine will be the high producing garden.  Now that I’m at home I’m trying to keep track of our usage of things so I can have a better idea of how much to plant.  But this year is mostly just for setting things up, playing around, and seeing where the sun shines the most in my yard.  It will be fun!

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