What We’re Growing in the Garden This Year

What We’re Growing in the Garden This Year

January means one thing: garden planning! Building an annual garden plan starts with making a list of what we’re growing in the garden this year. So over the weekend, we cracked open our seed vault  – which sounds impressive, but is in fact a ziplock bag of half-empty seed packets in our spare basement ridge – to see what was left from last year. We first sorted out any seeds that were too old or that I didn’t feel like growing again this season; then, we worked our way through the pile of seed catalogs that had come in the mail to flesh out the rest of my list.

Here is the list of plants we plan to grow this season. All of them were purchased from Territorial Seed either last year or this past weekend. I’ll input these into my Garden Planning Spreadsheet , along with their days to maturity and the number of servings we want to consume each week during their harvest window, and it will auto-calculate my seed starting, transplant, and harvest dates, and suggest the number of seeds to start and ultimately transplant.

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Arugula: Speedy
  • Beans: Compass (Bush)
  • Beets: Boldor
  • Broccoli: Arcadia
  • Brussels Sprouts: Franklin
  • Cabbage: Red Jewel
  • Carrots: Candysnax
  • Carrots: Yellowstone
  • Cauliflower Candid Charm
  • Swiss Chard: Lyon
  • Cucumbers: Sweet Slice (Slicing)
  • Cucumbers: Miniature White (Pickling)
  • Eggplant : Patio Baby
  • Garlic : Red German
  • Garlic: Music
  • Kale: Roulette
  • Leeks: Megaton
  • Lettuce: Buttercrunch
  • Lettuce: Oaky Red Splash
  • Lettuce: Simply Salad City Mix
  • Melons: Alvaro
  • Melons: Sugar Pot
  • Melons: Mini Love
  • Melons: Divergent
  • Onions: Patterson
  • Onions: Forum
  • Shelling Peas: Canoe
  • Snap Peas: Sugar Sprint
  • Peppers: Early Jalapeno (Hot)
  • Peppers,: Pizza Pepper (Sorta Hot)
  • Peppers: Sweet Italian (Sweet)
  • Potatoes: German Butterball
  • Pumpkins:  Small Sugar (Baking)
  • Pumpkins: Big Moose (Carving)
  • Radishes: Easter Egg Blend
  • Shallot: Conservor
  • Spinach: Spiros
  • Squash, Summer: Black Beauty
  • Tomatillos: Miltomate
  • Tomatoes: Grandma’s Pick (Slicing)
  • Tomatoes: Sunchocola (Slicing)
  • Tomatoes: San Marzano (Canning)
  • Watermelon : Mini Love
  • Watermelon: Blacktail Mountain

Herbs

  • Basil: Dolce Fresca
  • Basil: Finissimo Verde A Palla
  • Basil: Profumo Basil
  • Cilantro: Cruiser
  • Cilantro: Marino
  • Dill: Fernleaf
  • Dill: Hera
  • Mint: Mojito
  • Oregano: Zaatar
  • Parsley: Dark Green Italian

We tend to go through a lot of basil and cilantro every year, so I grow lots of succession plantings though the season. But we’ll also build up our herb garden with a handful of transplants (sage, sorrel, etc.) that I’ll pick up at our local nursery late in the season.


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