I have finally managed to compile the list of vegetables we are currently planning to grow here in 2011. It is difficult to rein myself in, because I am always trying different varieties to see which ones perform best here in our climate. I also do trials on many vegetables for the various garden projects I am involved with.
One new project I will be working on this year is growing more vegetables and herbs in containers. I’ve grown both in containers for years, but I am looking to gain more experience plus take some photos for a presentation I am giving on the subject in 2012.
The following list is still somewhat a work in progress, and I’m guessing I’ve forgotten a few things. One thing that’s obvious to me is that we are growing a lot of different Asian vegetables and quite a variety of lettuces and tomatoes. We harvested almost 20 pounds of Asian greens last year, and I would like to grow even more this year. And I try to have lettuce to eat year round. Last year we got 45 pounds of it. As for the tomatoes – who can have too many kinds of tomatoes?!?
Asian Greens: Da Cheong Chae, Gai Lan Green Lance, Komatsuna Summerfest, Maruba Santoh, Mizuna Kyoto, Mizuna Ruby Streaks, Pak Choi Black Summer, Pak Choi Fun Jen, Pak Choi Mei Qing, Pak Choi Red Choi, Pak Choi Shanghai, Senposai, Tatsoi, Tokyo Bekana, Vitamin Green, Yardlong Bean Red Noodle, Yu Choy Sum, Yukina Savoy
Beans (bush): Purple Queen, Derby
Beans (pole): Blue Lake Stringless, Emerite, Fortex, Helda, Kwintus, Marengo
Broccoli: Apollo, Green Goliath, Packman, Piracicaba, Windsor
Cabbage: Earliana, Farao, Parel, Stonehead, Tendersweet
Carrots: Mokum, Nelson, Yaya
Cauliflower: Snow Crown
Chard: Bright Lights, Lucullus, Ruby Red
Cucumber: Armenian, Manny’s, Summer Top, Sweet Slice, Tasty Jade, White Wonder
Eggplant: Beatrice, Dusky, Fairy Tale, Galine, Hansel, Little Prince, Pingtung Long, Rosa Bianca, Rosita, Thai Long Green, Violette di Firenza
Endive: Bianca Riccia, Red Belgian, Tres Fine
Greens: Arugula, Arugula Even’ Star, Arugula Ice-Bred, Mache Large Dutch, Mustard Purple Rapa Pop Mix, Purslane Golden
Kale: Beedy’s Camden, Lacinato, Rainbow Lacinato, Savoy Cross, Winterbor
Kohlrabi: Gigante, Kolibri, Winner
Lettuce: Anuenue, Cracoviensis, Deer Tongue, Devil’s Ear, Gentilina, Hyper Red Rumple, Lingua di Canarino, Merlot, Oak Leaf, Magenta, Radichetta, Red Sails, Rouge d’Hiver, Ruby, Salad Bowl, Sanguine Ameliore(Strawberry Cabbage), Sierra, Simpson Elite, Spotted Trout(aka Forellenschluss), Winter Density
Okra: Burmese, Cajun Jewel
Onion: Deep Purple, Redwing, Rossa di Milano, Sierra Blanca, Walla Walla, White Spear
Pepper(hot): Anaheim, Ancho Tiburon, Ancho 211, Big Jim, Biggie Chili, Holy Mole, Jalapeno El Jefe, Pasila Bajio, Serrano Del Sol
Pepper (sweet): Carmen, Giant Marconi, Golden Calwonder, Gypsy, Gourmet, Jupiter, Orion, Quadrato d’Asti, Snapper, Yummy
Potato: German Butterball, Mountain Rose, Red Norland
Radicchio: Chioggia Red Preco #1, Indigo, Tauro, Variegata di Lusia
Spinach: Gigante Inverno, Space, Spargo, Viroflay
Squash(summer): Enterprise, Gentry, Partenon, Striato d’Italia, Tromboncino
Squash(winter): Bush Delicata, Early Butternut, Fairy, Gold Nugget, Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck(pumpkin), Small Wonder(spaghetti), Table Queen, Tatume
Sweet Potatoes: Beauregard,Centennial
Tomatillo: Purple, Verde
Tomatoes: Amish Paste, Beam’s Yellow Pear, Better Boy, Big Mama, Black Cherry, Black Pear, Champion II, Cherokee Purple, Early Girl, Golden Rave, Golden Sweet, Green Zebra, Health Kick, Ildi, Jaune Flamme, Jetsetter, Jetsonic, Juliet, Mountain Magic, Ramapo, Red Pear, Sapho, Sun Gold, San Marzano Gigante 3, Viva Italia
Turnips: Hakurei, Oasis, Purple Top White Globe
By the looks of that list, I am going to be busy gardening in 2011! I’ll put this list up on a separate page of its own and make any updates to it there.