Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What I grew in 2014

  • Fava Beans - Broad Windsor   Didn't happen.
  • Red Chinese long beans - Got original seed from BC.  Now I use our saved seed from 2012.
  • Green Chinese long beans - Got original seed from BC.  Now I use our saved seed from 2012.
  • Dragon Tongue [our saved seed from 2012]  
  • Freshette green bean.  Got the seed from Rural King.
Beet:  Detroit Dark Red.   Rabbit got them at about 4" high.
  • St Valery
  • Purple
  • Telegraph
  • Sikkim Cucumber
  • Boston Pickling Cucumber
Eggplant:  Another bad year for eggplant.   Flea beetles devoured them.
  • New York Improved eggplant
  • Ping Tung Eggplant
Fennel:  Di Firenze - likes cool weather.   Plant in fall for December harvest and in late Feb for spring harvest.

Flowers:  zinnia (liliput), calendula [and probably some cosmos.  I love cosmos.]

  • Elephant:  Died during the winter.
  • California:  Died during the winter.
  • Chesnock Red:   Made it through the winter.
  • Music:   Need to try these 2014-15
  • Arugula
  • Bibb Lettuce
Herbs, Annual:
  • Basil, Genovese
  • Genovese red basil
  • Basil, Lettuce Leaf
  • Cilantro, Slo Bolt.  Got original seed from BC.  Now I use our saved seed from 2012. Mostly it self sows.
  • Dill.  Self sows now
  • Thai red roselle
Herbs, Perennial [planted several years ago]
  • Lavender
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Horehound
  • Chives
  • Anise Hyssop
  • Hyssop
  • Chamomile [self sows]
  • Alpine Strawberries
  • Clary Sage
  • Winter savory
  • Lemon balm
  • Sorrel
Leek:  Autumn Giant Leek

  • Charentais [cantaloupe] - old seed.  Didn't come up.
  • Uzbek Sweetness Melon  ducks got in and killed it.
  • Sweet Passion:  got 4 small melons before it succumbed to vine borer.
  • White Wonder watermelon ducks got in and killed it.
  • Egyptian walking onions - mostly died during the winter.  I think I have one left. [Fingers crossed it makes it.]
  • Yellow of Parma onion:  Nice!!  from seed.
  • Wethersfield red onion
  • Ishikura onion:  Nice!! from seed.
Parsnip:  Half Long Guernsey Parsnip:   Nice and huge.

Peas:   Sugar Snap.   Heat tolerant.  Lasted through July
Peppers -We're shooting for sweeter, meatier peppers this year.
  • Golden Marconi
  • Red Marconi
  • Melrose pepper
  • Jupiter pepper
  • Golden California Wonder pepper [beautiful!]
  • Purple peppers [early]
  • Banana peppers 
  • Little Snacking Pepper [orange]
  • Pimento [thick flesh!]
  • Carmen [long]
Potatoes:  Kennebec,  early ones were great.

Radish:   Early Scarlet Globe - the regular red kind.   Nice!
Rutabaga: Laurentian Rutabaga  [First time with rutabagas]

Sweet potatoes:  Georgia Jet.  From our own starts.

Squash, Summer
  • Zucchino Rampicante - No new seed this year, so we'll try planting last year's seed and keep our fingers crossed.  Died fast.
  • Golden Marbre Scallop [pattypan]
  • Lemon Squash:  borers got them.
  • Castata Romanesco [zucch type]:  Early set of fruit. Light.  Striped.  First one, June 30.
Squash, Winter  [The last three are new, the others are from last year's seed.]
  • Australian Butter:  Good in hot climates.   Too cool this year, no fruit.
  • Black Futsu
  • Greek Sweet Red
  • Golden hubbard
  • Honey Boat Delicata:
  • Musquee De Provence
  • Queensland Blue:   Good for hot climates.  Too cool this year, no fruit.
  • Rouge Vif D'Etampes
  • Boston Marrow squash 
  • Galeux d'Eysinee squash 
  • Delicata squash:  Poor fruiting this year.
  • Baby Blue Hubbard - old seed.  Didn't come up.
  • June bearing [from May's]
  • Ever bearing  [from May's]
  • Amish Paste:  Good standby.  Roma type.  Does OK with septoria.
  • Amana Orange:  Didn't fruit this year. 
  • Belize pink heart tomato:  Nice but vulnerable to septoria.
  • German red strawberry tomato:   Cute!  Nice fruit, but vulnerable to septoria.
  • Uncle Mark Bagby tomato
  • Pineapple tomato:  Nice yellow tomato!
  • Mortgage Buster [from May's]:  Nice, but lost half the plants to septoria.
  • Black Cherry [grape tomatoes]:   Nice!   Prolific and tolerant of septoria.  
Turnip: Boule d'Or turnip

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