It's that time again...garden-planning time that is. I've made a few garden resolutions this year:
1) Any needed structures, e.g., trellises or hoop houses, will be built well and correctly...no more wonky "quick-fixes" that make my garden look like a mad inventor lives in it.
2) Wait until April to start tomato seed indoors...this in an effort to avoid having a jungle of 3-foot tomato plants sitting around my living room during the entire month of May.
3) Focus on quality not quantity...do not go wild and try to do too much for my small garden areas. This year the garden will be well planned and appropriately spaced.
We're having a very mild winter and soil temperatures are much warmer than usual this time of year. I'll be planting in fava beans this weekend, and getting my cabbage started indoors next week. Shell peas will go in at the end of the month....the rest is yet to come...
Having said all that, here's what I'm planting in my edible garden for spring/summer season:
New edible plantings:
Alaska Shell Peas
Black Cherry Tomato
Image source: http://heirloomtomatoplants.com
Black Beauty Eggplant - Organic
Bloomsdale Long-Standing Spinach - Organic
Cilantro - Slow Bolt/Organic
Early Bountiful Broad Beans - Organic/Heirloom
Edens Gem Melon - Organic
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Italian Sweet Peppers - Organic
Nurti-red Carrots - Organic
Image source: http://www.westcoastseeds.com
Peron Tomatoes - Organic
Red Bunching Onions
Image source: http://www.onestoppoppyshoppe.com
Red Express Cabbage (early variety) - Organic
Russet Norkotah Potatoes - Organic
Savoy Express Cabbage (early variety) - F-1
Speckles Lettuce - Organic
Italiko Rossa Dandelion
Image source: www.namayasai.co.uk
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Sunflowers (start in pots and plant in when peas are done)
Established edibles from past years:
Image source: http://www.lakeview-farms.com
Would like to grow and still searching for:
I hope they turn out as pretty as the pictures.