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, December 29, 2016

my list of seed varieties to grow for 2017

My total number of varieties to grow this year is 132. I've saved 9 myself, have 102 packets saved from previous years, and I'll buy (or share with other gardeners) another 21. I'll just grow a few plants of most varieties so I can try a lot of different ones. I'm trying 14 new varieties and many varieties that I grew last year that I won't grow this year.

Beans, Bush: Maxibel, Jumbo, Black Valentine, Wade
Beans, Pole: Wax, Shung Wang's Beans, Emerite, Logan Giant, Kentucky Wonder
Beans, Bush, Shell: Jacob's Cattle Bean, Black Turtle Soup

Beets, Pink: Chiogga Guardsmark
Beets, Red: Merlin, Red Ace, Detroit Dark Red

Broccoli: Diplomat (spring crop), Arcadia (fall crop), Mini, Red Fire

Cabbage, Red: Red Express
Cabbage, Green: Murdoc
Cabbage, Savoy: Alcos
Cabbage, Napa: Mini Kisaku 50
Cabbage, Pac Choi: Mei Qing Choi, Pechay

Carrots: Bolero, Scarlet Nantes, Oxheart

Celeriac: Brilliant

Corn: Baby Golden Popcorn

Cucumber, Slicing: Diva, Suyo Long, Straight Nine
Cucumber, Pickling: Miniature White, Little Leaf

Eggplant: Hansel, Barbarella, Mitoyo

Fennel: Orion

Gourd: Speckled Swan 

Greens, Endive: Tres Fine Maraichere Olesh
Greens, Escarole: Natacha
Greens, Mustard: Ruby Streaks

Herb, Basil: Superbo
Herb, Cilantro: Calypso
Herb: Cumin 
Herb, Dill: Mammoth
Herb, Parsley: Dark Green Italian Plain

Kale: Vates

Leeks, King Richard, Giant Musselberg

Lettuce, Butterhead Green: Edox, Skyphos
Lettuce, Looseleaf Red: Red Sails
Lettuce, Oakleaf: Danyelle
Lettuce, Romaine: Truchas, Monte Carlo
Lettuce, Bibb: Rhazes MT0
Lettuce, Iceberg: Ice Queen
Lettuce, Summer Crisp: Cherokee, Muir

Onions Scallions: Nabechan
Onions: Pontiac, White Wing, Wethersfield Red, Ailsa Craig

Parsnips: Turga

Peas, Snap: Sugar Snap
Peas, Snow: Oregon Giant

Peppers, Hot: Thai Hot, Jalapeno, Joe’s Long Cayenne, Poblano
Peppers, Numex: Joe E Parker
Peppers, Bell: Ace, Canary Bell, Red King of the North

Potatoes: Green Mountain

Pumpkins: Rouge Vif D’Etampes, Jarrahdale

Radicchio: Perseo

Radish: Rudolf, French Breakfast

Soy Beans, Green: Tohya, variety from R. Swain

Spinach: Kookaburra

Summer Squash, Patty Pan: Benning’s Green Tint
Summer Squash, Yellow: Slick Pik
Summer Squash, Zucchini: Costata Romanesco

Sweet Potatoes

Tomato, Slicers: Brandywine Suddath’s, True Black Brandywine, Carbon, Mortgage Lifter, Orange Blossom, Pink Beauty
Tomato, Paste: Blue Beech, Heinz 2653, Opalka, Polish Linguisa, Jersey Devil
Tomato, Cherry: Sun Gold

Winter Squash: Waltham Butternut, Buttercup Burgess, Blue Ballet, Ute Indian, Yokohama

Ageratum: Tall Blue Planet
Calendula: Triangle Flashack
Cleome: large magenta
Cosmos: Summer Sunshine Mix, Summer Sunshine in Pink
Marigold: Giant African (3-4ft), Queen Sophia (10-12in)
Hyacinth Bean
Liatris: Purple Blazing Star
Love-in-a Mist
Shasta Daisy
Sunflower: Autumn Beauty (6ft) , Mammoth (12ft), Incredible (20in)
Sweet pea: High Scent

Zinnia: small red, Profusion Single Mix, Benary’s Giant Purple


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every year when you've posted a seed list I start my garden plan by opening it, then going to the Johnnys site to buy some of your suggestions. Thanks for the assist again! Betsy

March 04, 2017 12:36 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I hope thy work out well for you. I love buying seeds!

March 05, 2017 7:02 PM


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