This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

crop list for 2012

I'm starting to make a list of what to plant this year. Time to cut back on the number of things I grow. I pack too much in and things don't do as well as they could. So here's my list:

In order of preference:
summer squash: zucchini and yellow patty pan
butternut squash
sweet potatoes
parsley, cilantro, dill*
cucumbers (max 3 varieties)*
bok choy
escarole and frisee
pumpkins: maximum 3 plants: Jarrahdale and New England Pie


Tomatoes: Try the new color cages (purple?) and grow them with lots of space
*does well in my slightly shady home garden
** does well in my very warm and sheltered cold frame
well maybe 4 pumpkins...

No corn,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You pretty much have my exact same list. I'm going to try potatoes with the pallet method this year and see how it goes.

February 09, 2012 9:03 PM

Blogger Martin and Amy said...

Good idea!

I have a vision in my head of what I want to grow, but I haven't got around to writing it down yet!

February 10, 2012 4:43 AM

Blogger Commonweeder said...

You are way ahead of me. Time to evaluate last year's seeds - and get a few started - and then see what I need to buy. time's a wastin'.

February 10, 2012 10:35 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dad says we have to cut down too. To bad!

February 10, 2012 3:46 PM

Anonymous Donald said...

Started my Tomatoes today Jaunnes Flamme, Thessaloniki, Black Prince, Silvery Fir Tree. Ordered my seed poatatoes last week, Eramos, Agria and Green Mountain, Along with Strawberrys, Peas and Cucumber that is my lineup this year. Happy Gardening Everyone. Started my Tomatoes real early going to repot once and have realy big plants to get an early crop.

February 13, 2012 3:17 PM

Anonymous Dawnie Rotten (CT) said...

I do the same thing every year. But I WANT to grow a crap-load of stuff. Therefore, I keep making my garden bigger every year; expanding more and more in Mom's back yard! lol

February 15, 2012 2:33 PM


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