A fun thread!
Tomatoes, a variety of hybrids and heirlooms:
German Johnson, Celebrity, Park's Whopper, Brandywine, another heirloom
I can't recall (Matice?), Fourth of July, Early Girl, generic plum, San
Marzano, and Sun Sugar cherry.
Dusky, White Beauty, Black Beauty, Classic, and the sampler from Cook's
Ancho, Anaheim, Lilac, Whopper, Golden Summer, Large Hot Thai, Long Cayenne.
Basil, Dill, Italian Flat leaf parsley, slo-bolt Cilantro, oh and how
can I forget, GARLIC
First block is Seneca/Daybreak and the rest of the season I plant Silver
King (really really good!).
Howden -- excellent for carving... good size, wonderful shape
Speckeled Swan gourd, Turk's Turban, various small varieties. I didn't
get my dipper or bottle gourds going in time this year. :-(
Various sunflowers, zinnia, dahlia, gladiolus.
I'm sure I've forgotten some. :-)
Tomatoes - several varieties.
Sweet corn - several varieties
Pumpkins - bush, in with the sweet corn.
Green beans - bush
Summer squash - zucchini (this year will also add yellow summer squash)
Onions - winter storage mostly.
Cabbage - winter storage mostly.
Carrots - short to medium long varieties
Cucumbers - straight 8 and pickling
Peppers - green
Probably forgot a few vegetables, but the above is our standard (37
years of vegetable gardening). We preserve (canning, freezing) pretty
heavy around here. This year will start using my new dehydrator for some
Also have rhubarb, asparagus, sweet cherries, apples, grapes, thyme,
We used to grow winter squash, but now I just use pumpkins as a squash
sub. We always grow a variety within a group (at least two types of
beets, two types of carrots, four or five types of tomatoes or more,
etc. We live in central Wisconsin.
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