2017 Garden Plans
I did my garden planning in December and ordered seeds in December and January, but I got so absorbed in it that I forgot to blog about it-- horrors! So let's remedy that and get into the fun of the garden! Here's what I'm planting this year. I keep a Google sheets spreadsheet that I update annually so I can remember what I grew and change it up to try new things.
Items in yellow need to be started inside and then transplanted. I've included the source I used for the seed where I had to buy seeds this year. Seeds without a source are left over from a previous year or two.
I use the square foot gardening method, so while I grow a lot of things, I don't grow a lot of each thing. Every year things end up shifting-- I'll grow something I didn't plan to grow because I saw a seedling I liked in the store, or someone will give me new seeds that I want to try. Things end up in different spaces than planned. It's a loose headlong fall into chaos as the season goes by, but we have fun and vegetables, so it's all good.
|Beans, Bush||Capitano yellow roma||Gold Rush? (Botanical Int)|
|Beans, Pole (fresh)||Red Noodle|
|Beans, Pole (dry)||Hidatsa Shield||Tiger Eye||True Cranberry||(3 sisters style)|
|Bok Choi||Fortune tiny|
|Eggplant||Japanese white (rareseeds )||Listada di Gandia (Kitchen Garden, rareseeds)||Ao Daimaru (Kitazawa or ebay)||Ping Tung Long (rareseeds)|
|Flowers Misc||shirley poppies in the alyssum bed||? clarkia?||spider flower cleome (kitchen)|
|Lettuce||Forellenschluss||Batavian Nevada||? mesclun mix sprout?|
|Melons||Ginkaku (Kitazawa)?||Tigger Asian? (Kitchen, rareseeds)|
|Peas||Taichung (Kitazawa) ?||Super Sugar Snap? (Kitchen Garden)|
|Peppers||Yellow Bell (buy seedling)||Jimmy Nardello (buy seedling)||Corni di Toro yellow (rareseed)||Corni di Toro red (rareseed)||Alma paprika (rareseed)|
|Squash Summer||Romanesco / Med||bennings green pattypan blue pot (rareseeds)|
|Squash Winter||Naguri Kabocha (small, compact vines)||futsu or chiringamen||Honey Nut mini trellised? (Kitchen)||honeyboat delicata (rareseeds)|
|Tomatoes||Aunt Ruby's German Green||Hawaiian Pineapple||Choc Cherry||Speckled Roman Plum||(all botanical interests)|
|Turnips||Golden Globe yellow||japanese ping pong white|