Notes: Seeds come from BC=Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, unless indicated. I've listed the exact variety of each plant, where I knew it. There are some that I've lost or never knew. I tried saving some of my own seed last year and I've noted which of our own seeds we used this year.
- Red Chinese long beans [our saved seed from 2011] Excellent germination. I love these beans! We'll always do these.
- Green Chinese long bean. These don't like heat. Did fabulously once the weather cooled late summer and were frost resistant for the first few light frosts. Definitely a keeper.
- Dragon Tongue [our saved seed from 2011] Excellent germination. First beans June 30.
- Blue Lake [our saved seed from 2011] Excellent germination.
Cabbage: 4 pack from Menard's. Cabbage worms got them. Pulled them up.
Carrots: St Valery. I grew carrots! Woo-hoo! Unfortunately, they were woody and didn't taste very good because of our soil. No one would eat them. I won't be doing carrots again.
Collards: 4 pack from Menard's. Cabbage worms got them. Pulled them up.
- Telegraph: My favorite, smooth skin and long. Great cukes! Will do these again.
- de Bourbonne [tiny ones]. First cuke July 1. Pick tiny. Delicious and extremely prolific! Will do these again.
- Japanese Pickling [good success 2011] Very heat tolerant! These are my favorite. Will do these again.
- Rosa Bianca [round, rose pink] These don't tolerate the very high heat [100 +] that we had. Water frequently. Didn't produce much for me, right next to the Japanese Pickling eggplant. Won't do these again.
Garlic: Forgot about it. I planted some in the spring and then just left it all year. Try to plant this IN THE FALL. I've planted a bunch from some random garlic from the store. Came up and is still green. Hopefully, we'll have a nice harvest next spring.
Greens: Siamese Dragon Mix from BC. Great producer in the coldframe all winter long. Our favorite greens mix.
- Basil, dark purple opal. Water seeds daily until they sprout. Likes fertile soil.
- Basil, italian. Water seeds daily until they sprout. I like the large leaf varieties. Pick often [Cut just above a pair of leaves]. They'll produce like crazy. Pinch off flowers.
- Cilantro, Slo Bolt [our saved seed from 2011, original seed from BC] Great germination. I still have it coming up in the cold frame and warm pockets of the raised beds!
- Horehound [self sows]
- Chives [self sows]
- Garlic Chives [self sows]
- Anise Hyssop
- Chamomile [self sows]
- Alpine Strawberries
- Clary Sage [self sows]
- Winter savory
- Lemon balm [self sows]
- watermelon Crimson Sweet. Seed from Menard's - I got a couple small ones. Enough for K2.
- muskmelon Kansas. Unhappy where it's planted. One leaf. Produced nothing.
- muskmelon Sweet Passion: good success 2011, not so much 2012. Only got a couple. Didn't like where it was planted.
- 1 bag sets yellow. Ready to harvest, July 1
- 1 bag sets red. From May's. Ready to harvest, July 1.
- Egyptian walking onions - going like crazy now.
- Sugar Snap: Hardy and prolific. Slightly better than the Mammoth. Heat tolerant. Finished June 24.
- Mammoth Melting Sugar: Hardy and prolific. Finished June 24.
- Pepperoncini - Good bearer! Hotter than we like.
- Orange Bell - Good!
- Lipstick - Great producer! Not very fleshy.
- Anaheim - Great producer! Long, gorgeous, not very meaty.
- Rat's Tail. Delicious!! Fun, very prolific. Heat tolerant. Fruit [green seed pod] is delicious fresh and dries well to use in soups all winter. Self sows.
- Early Scarlet Globe: Plant 3 or so inches apart. [I'm talking to you, Robin!] Great radishes if they're not crowded.
Squash, Summer [vulnerable to vine borers here in southern Indiana.]
- Zucchino Rampicante: Terrific squash! We left ours until they turned tan. Delicious!
- Golden Marbre Scallop [pattypan]: My favorite scalloped pattypan.
- Lemon Squash: Better than crookneck in my opinion. Delicious!
- Castata Romanesco [zucch type]: Early set of fruit. Light. Striped. First one, June 30. Best zuch we've had here. Still vulnerable to vine borers, but produced nice squash anyway.
- Baby blue hubbard [try again, BC seed from 2011]: Didn't come up.
- Golden hubbard: Good producer! Delicious squash.
- Omaha pumpkin [smallish, enlongated]: Bad seed.
- butternut Rogosa Violina Gioia: Never produced.
- Queensland Blue: Long vines! Great squash.
- Greek Sweet Red [BC seed from 2011 to try again]: Very prolific. Seemed to really take off once the weather cooled off. Delicious! One of my favorites.
- Black Futsu [BC seed from 2011 to try again]: Came up late. At the very END of the season, started producing cute little squash. I'm going to try these again 2013.
- Choctaw Sweet Potato squash [BC seed from 2011 to try again]: Didn't come up.
- Little white scalloped pumpkin. Cute!
- Regular round white pumpkin. Smallish. Cute!
- Butternut squash: Got a bunch of nice ones.
- Mystery winter squash/gourd: Striped with a few warts. Turned tan with green spotted stripes. Weird, but fun. Not edible.
- Cantaloupe: Got a little one.
- June bearing [from May's]: Great producers!
- Ever bearing [from May's]: Great producers!
- Red Zebra: set fruit very quickly. Smaller tomatoes. Delicious.
- North Dakota Earliana: Good.
- Beauty King: set fruit early. Good.
- Principe Borghese [grape]: slow to set fruit, but then they took off. Hundreds of tomatoes until frost.
- Amish Paste: These set fruit first. Nice meaty tomato that looks like a large roma. One of our favorites.
- Pontano Romanesco: It grew. Nothing special here this year.
- Volunteer Mystery Plant #1: Set lots of fruit. Irregularly shaped like Sioux from 2011.
- Volunteer Mystery Plant #2: Lots of fruit.