A working list of seeds for our garden in the spring...

[this may not be at all interesting to anyone; feel free to skip this post]
Whenever possible, we'll be planting heirloom varieties of these veggies/herbs. I will resist getting on my soapbox about how much I despise industrial agriculture (another post for another time, perhaps), but I will say, in my experience, heirloom vegetables taste SO MUCH better than pedestrian supermarket vegetables. Don't mean to be a food snob. It's just the truth. I am kind of a food snob, though.

Anyway, I've included the specific varieties we're going to try, in case you are interested in checking them out. This will also serve as a working list for Theseus and I to refer back to and make changes to as time goes on.

The list:


Basil - Sweet Basil

Beets - Ruby Queen

Cabbage - Mammoth Red Rock (Red Danish)

Carrots - Cosmic Purple

Cauliflower - Snowball (Early Snowball)

Celery - Golden Pascal


Corn - Golden Bantam and Stowell's Evergreen (White) Sweet Corn

Cucumber - Marketmore 76

Eggplant - Black Beauty

Lettuce - Buttercrunch, Cimmaron, Little Gem, and/or Red Romaine

Onions - Texas Early Grano and White Sweet Spanish




Peppers - California Wonder, Golden California Wonder and/or Purple Beauty

Potatoes - All Blue, Cranberry Red, and/or Easter Egg

Pumpkins - Atlantic Giant and New England Pie


Soybeans - Envy

Squash (summer) - Zucchini: Dark Green and Dwarf Summer Crookneck

Squash (winter) - Hubbard: True Green Improved, Table Queen Acorn, and/or Waltham Butternut

Swiss Chard - Lucullus

Tomatoes - Black Krim, Cherokee Chocolate, and/or Jimmy Joe

Watermelon - Crimson Sweet

- Antiope

10/25/2010 10:59:01 am

Wow, thats an impressive list! Ambitious too....considering you'll be a brand new mommy at planting time!


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