As someone has asked, here is a list of what grew in our little 20 by about 30-35 ft garden. Yes, I plant things as concentrated as you can and still let the light through. Almost everything we’re growing (except corn) is an heirloom variety. This picture is about two weeks old, and from this corner (and this time of year) it’s impossible to get a complete perspective of the amount of green growing inside this garden safely (we hope) enclosed by a temporary deer fence).
8 Stupice: Czechoslovakian origin, extremely early, cold-tolerant. Bears abundant clusters of 1-2 oz flavorful and sweet tomatoes. Heavy yields all season. IDEAL for the NW. Tastes great & cans well.
2 SunGold: Cherry type, orange color, prolific, sweet tasting, the vines grow huge and lay over surrounding plants. ONLY buy ONE!
1 Sweet 100: Cherry type, red, moderate yield, so so taste. Last year we’ll grow this one. (Not according to Rodger….he likes this one.)
1 Moskovich: Russian Slicer. Big, moderate yield, but delicious. Only buy one.
1 Jaune Flambe: Gourmet Orangish slicer and absolutely the finest taste. Low Yield though and runs risk of blight at our elevation. Needs warmer weather. Last year for this.
11 Tomatillo: *8 were volunteers. They’re like green tomatoes in a husk and are the basis for Tomatillo Salsa (“Salsa Verde”) We can about 40+ pints every summer off our few plants. The recipe will be posted later.
2 Fatalli *a strange Habanero. LATE to yield, but like all peppers, can be dried and saved. Yes, a HOT one.
Habanero – regular. Late as the Fatalli.
4 Serranos – good yield, and we’ll grow, use, save some every year.
1 Tri-Color Variegata — a very small purple VERY HOT pepper. Unique and beautiful.
1 Cucumber – English Slicer.
1 Cucumber – Suyo Long. – from China. Produces a very long weirdly curved dangling fruit that’s used just like the English slicer.
90 Corn (Stalks) – Golden Jubilee – selected because it grows so well at our altitude. We will be harvesting about 150 ears in the next three weeks.
10 Giant Sunflowers – – – First one just starting to bloom. These will hang on stalks late into the fall until birds have eaten most of the seed.
1 Crookneck – doing well as always.
1 “Long Island Cheese” — (really a pumpkin, and a pumpkin most recommended for baking. THIS information we have found SINCE the monster grew up around everything) We had NO idea! This is a pumpkin really, and vines have taken over everything……………this will be explained more in a post by itself.
__Potatoes – Finnish Fingerlings…. ALL volunteer every year. Small white gourmet delicious potato we store in the garage till they’re all gone.
1 Carrot half row (for doggy treats)
3 Rhubarb Great year. We’ll have had 6 cuttings this year from this great perennial. All three are from one root given to us by Peter, our neighbor.
Lettuce **Several leaf varieties and Romaine fed us and some others throughout the summer. The last ones for 2006 are just sprouting
4 Basil – misc types, and will only grow three next year. Good stuff.
1 Oregano – 2 cuttings (and all herbs dried / saved.
2 Thyme – 2 cuttings
1 Rosemary – lovely plant
3 Celery –
2 Parsley – Used it ALL….plant three next year
2 Leeks – volunteer each year
1 Shallot grouping….using them now
2 Chives – virtually a year round treat
1 Bay Laurel
1 Loveage – celery like
1 Sorrel – sourgrass, a little tangy bite for your salad
1 Epizote – for MX cooking
Cilantro – several plantings and ALL of it used. Last bunch just sprouting now.
That’s all for now……………