Warning: this is the complete list of vegetable varieties I'm growing this year! This does not include flower varieties. That's another post for another day. (Probably tomorrow because I'm so giddy for this next growing season I almost can't take it.)
But back to the topic at hand. Vegetables.
I'm often asked: “Shaye, do you only grow heirlooms?”
The answer is no. I grow heirlooms and hybrids both. Taste is always first for me and if I can accomplish that and good yields (even if it's with a hybrid vegetable) I'm happy to do so.
I'm also often asked: “Shaye, where do you buy your seeds from?”
The answer is mostly Johnny's. I've used them a ton. They're very reliable. Through the years, I've had great experience with their quality, shipping, germination, and varieties. Not to say there aren't other great seed companies out there, because there are. There. I covered my bases.
Last year, through an unfortunate greenhouse leak in my beautiful greenhouse, my entire container of leftover seeds got drenched. They sprouted before I even found them! It was a stinky mess. Needless to say, I wrote myself a note in my gardening journal that read “ORDER ALL NEW SEEDS IN 2020 YOU FOOL.” So I listened to myself and I did! Sometimes I'm so awesome.
Truth be told, I ordered my seeds really late last year and missed out on a lot of great varieties that had sold out. Noooo. Sometimes I'm really not awesome. If you're looking to stock up, now is a great time to do so. You'll still get the pick of the litter! Go you! Sometimes you're so awesome.
Enough jibber-jabber. Let's get to work on 2020's garden!
Complete List of Vegetables I'm Growing in 2020
Does not include herbs or flowers. Over and out.
Northeaster (flat green)
Capitano (flat yellow)
Dulcina (round green)
Storage No. 4 (green)
Ruby Perfection (purple)
Colored Upright (broom)
Anthem XR (sweet)
Premium Greens Mix
Patterson (yellow storage)
Purplette (purple, fresh)
Redwing (purple, storage)
Escamillo Corno di Toro
Carmen Corno di Toro
Round of Hungary
Easter Egg II
Ornamental Gourds (mixed)
I hope this complete list of vegetable varieties I'm growing is helpful to you as your plan your upcoming garden – I know it can be a bit intimidating to know where to even start.
The seeds and seed trays are ordered. The grow lights are plugged in (premature by about six weeks? yes, but… ). The gardener is charging up during this beautiful winter. It's fixin' to be a productive spring (in about four months when the snow melts).
PS: What are some of your favorite varieties to grow?
PPS: Consider this your beautiful reminder that… “You don't have to garden to garden; gardening in the mind is a gentle vice with an impetus of its own; it may not be as potent as actually making one, but there is a whole different threshold where gardening in the head can fill our winter tranquility with unrest. What gardener can condemn this as a time of stagnation?” – Mirabel Osler, A Gentle Plea for Chaos