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What Was I Thinking? That’s a Lot of Seeds!

Between Territorial and Peaceful Valley I’ve purchased quite a few seeds over the last two years. You’d think by the size of this list that we must have acres and acres on a farm somewhere – right? Guess again. We live in a small lot in town. We’ve got four 8×4′ raised beds, one 4×4′ raised bed and a 9×5′ greenhouse.  Plus, space here and there in the perennial beds.

Here’s what we’ll be growing from seeds/starts this year:

  • Artichoke—Amethyst
  • Artichoke—Emerald Star
  • Artichoke—Imperial Star
  • Asparagus—Millennium
  • Bean—Soleil Bean
  • Bean—Misono Green Bean (Edamame)
  • Bean—Blue Lake Pole Bean
  • Beet—Chioggia Beet
  • Beet—Flat Of Egypt Beet
  • Broccoli—Hybrid Broccoli Blend
  • B.Sprouts—Franklin Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage—Charmant Cabbage
  • Cabbage—Gonzales Cabbage (softball size)
  • Carrots—Nelson Carrots
  • Carrots—Scarlet Nantes
  • Cucumbers—Homemade Pickles Cucumbers
  • Herb—Basil-Queen Of Sheba
  • Herb—Coriander-Confetti
  • Herb—Dukat Dill
  • Hops
  • Horseradish
  • Lettuce—Sylvetta Wild Arugula
  • Lettuce—Wild Garden Lettuce Mix
  • Lettuce—Wine Country Mesclun
  • Lettuce—Nevada Lettuce
  • Lettuce—Wild Garden Lettuce Mix
  • Onion—Candy Onion
  • Onion—Guardsman Onio (green onion)
  • Onion—Pacific Pearl Onion
  • Onion—Red Bull Onion (Keeper)
  • Peas—Avalanche Peas
  • Pepper—Early Jalapeño Pepper
  • Pepper—California Wonder
  • Pepper—Candlelight Pepper
  • Pepper—Pizza Pepper
  • Pepper—Northstar Pepper
  • Pepper—Gypsy Pepper
  • Potatoes—Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Pumpkin—Knuckle Head Pumpkin
  • Radish—Amethyst Radish
  • Radish—Icicle Short Top
  • Squash—Small Wonder Squash
  • Squash—BUTTERCUP (Keeper)
  • Tomatillo—Pineapple Ground Cherry
  • Tomatillo—Mexican Strain Tomatillo
  • Tomato—Black Heirloom
  • Tomato—Glacier (Early)
  • Tomato—Green Zebra
  • Tomato—Rutger’s CS Space Select
  • Tomato—Sungold (Cherry)
  • Tomato—Oregon Spring (Early)
  • Tomato—Old German (Heirloom)
  • Tomato—Fantastic (Big Beef)
  • Tomato—San Marzano Roma (Heirloom)
  • Tomato—LONG KEEPER (Keeper)
I’d love to know what you’re growing, what you love and what you won’t grow again. After all, it’s the first year we’re growing some of these seeds.
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  1. Holy cow. That’s amazing. You pretty much are running a small farm there, right down to the chickens!

    We just moved into our place last August. The backyard is beautiful, but tricky as far as planting goes…there are several trees and their roots make it difficult to plant around them. They also provide a little too much shade in the height of summer for tomatoes and cukes and other sun-loving veggies that I’d love to plant.

    I’m also a bit concerned about our soil, having found literally dozens and dozens of batteries in the ground in the areas where I’ve dug to plant perennials.

    For this year, I think I’m going to stick with planting edibles in containers on the patio, which gets more sun.

    Tomatoes – I have a sun gold cherry tomato and will get at least one other tomato – some sort of heirloom or beefsteak variety – these will be grown in a self-watering container

    Herbs – so far I have seedlings for parsley, cilantro, basil, sage, oregano, spearmint, chocolate mint, and a small bay tree. I plan to get rosemary, lemon verbena, tarragon, and hopefully chervil and marjoram.

    Peppers – I plan to get seedlings for some bell peppers, serranos, and hopefully some shisos if I can find them.

    Salad – all kind of lettuces, frisee, and endive.

    I may also try some cucumbers, pole beans, and possibly a melon or some potatoes.

    I don’t have a ton of space, and we are also getting a weekly CSA box of produce, so I’m taking this year slowly to see how it goes and help me figure out what more I could do NEXT year.

    Can’t wait to see how your garden grows, check out pictures, and hear about what you do with all that wonderful produce!

    Good luck!


    April 27, 2011
  2. Wow – that’s ambitious!
    Right now, it’s Winter veggies only…turnips and radishes are about the only things that will survive the frost.


    April 27, 2011
  3. Wow – that’s quite the list!

    I’m growing in less than ideal conditions right now, so I’m seeing what I can do with some radishes, spinach, basic, cucumber, peas, and dill. But, I’m looking into some community garden space, so I’m hoping to expand a bit more.


    April 28, 2011
  4. cfox #

    Umm, I have neither a yard nor a green thumb, so I’m hoping that we have a tomato tasting party or something.
    What a list! Can’t wait to hear plant updates as the season goes on.


    April 28, 2011
  5. Dang girl! Somebody is excited about her new greenhouse! I have Imperial Star and Globe artichokes that I started from seed- took me almost a year and a half before I was able to put them directly in ground! And now I have to split them every fall or they get too big and fall over. I do want to add a purple variety though….


    May 5, 2011

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