Thursday, December 31, 2015

What I grew in 2015


Beans: Rabbits and birds got into the beds twice and ate the starts.  Restarted late. [Dvds on strings really scared the birds away!]
  • Red Chinese long beans - Got original seed from BC.  Now I use our saved seed from 2014.
  • Dragon Tongue: One survived [our saved seed from 2014]  
  • Freshette green bean.  Got the seed from Rural King. 
  • Kentucky Wonder Pole beans:  Flat and strings.   Prolific.
      • Telegraph: These are my favorite.  Long and smooth.   Great for soup.
      • Sikkim Cucumber:  Remember to let this get brown and crackled looking.
      • Boston Pickling Cucumber:  Pick small.
      Eggplant:  Another bad year for eggplant.   Flea beetles devoured them.  Try under hoops?
        • New York Improved eggplant
        • Ping Tung Eggplant
        • Japanese Pickling
          Flowers:  zinnia (liliput), calendula [and probably some cosmos.  I love cosmos.]

          Garlic: Made it through the winter, but the constant rain rotted a bunch.  Pulled enough to replant this fall. 
          • Chesnock Red
          • German Red
          • Arugula
          • Bibb Lettuce
          Herbs, Annual:
          • Basil, Genovese
          • Genovese red basil
          • Basil, Thai:  Very sweet! Small leaves.  Blooms very quickly!
          • Cilantro, Slo Bolt.  Got original seed from BC.  Now I use our saved seed. Mostly it self sows.
          • Dill.  Self sows now
          Herbs, Perennial [planted several years ago]
          • Lavender
          • Thyme
          • Sage
          • Horehound
          • Chives
          • Anise Hyssop
          • Hyssop
          • Chamomile [self sows]
          • Alpine Strawberries
          • Clary Sage: Didn't come up this year.
          • Winter savory
          • Lemon balm
          • Sorrel
          • Purslane: volunteers.
          Melon: None came up.   
            Onions: Planted sets from Rural King.  Harvested well until late May when the constant rain rotted them.
              Peas:   Sugar Snap.   Saved seed from 2014.  Heat tolerant.  Lasted through July
              Peppers -We're shooting for sweeter, meatier peppers this year.
              • Jupiter pepper  or maybe it's Lipstick?   Puppy got into the starts.  This one made it.
              • Golden California Wonder pepper [beautiful!]
                Potatoes:  Kennebec,  early ones were great. 

                Radish:   Early Scarlet Globe - the regular red kind.   Nice!
                  Squash, Summer
                  • Zucchino Rampicante - No new seed this year, so we'll try planting last year's seed and keep our fingers crossed.  Languishing.  No blooms.   Too wet?
                  • Golden Marbre Scallop [pattypan]
                  • Lemon Squash
                  • Castata Romanesco [zucch type]:  Early set of fruit. Light.  Striped.
                  • Black Beauty Zucchini:  Late sown.  Good producer.
                  Squash, Winter: Started late. Fertilized.  Came up well.   Languished.  Too wet?  Not dead, but not doing anything.  
                  • Black Futsu
                  • Greek Sweet Red
                  • Galeux d'Eysinee squash 
                  • Pie Pumpkin:  seed saved from last year.
                  • Gioia Violina: butternut type.
                  • June bearing [from May's]
                  • Ever bearing  [from May's]
                  • Amish Paste:  Good standby.  Roma type.  Does OK with septoria.
                  • Lemon boy:  Good! 
                  • Early Girl:
                  • Indigo Rose:
                  • Uncle Mark Bagby
                  • Black Cherry [grape tomatoes]:   Nice!   Prolific and tolerant of septoria.  
                  Garden Huckleberry: Prolific.

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