Saturday, April 3, 2010

2010 Veggie Crop

This year's planned veggie crop:
zucchini - from seed
yellow squash - from seed
tomatoes (including cherry and yellow grape) - some plants, trying cherry tomatoes from seed
bell peppers - will probably buy plants
green beans - from seed
cucumbers - from seed

Although we are planting the majority from seed, we also bought some plants to get a head start. These are the tomato plants (regular tomatoes--Early Girl and Better Boy for slicing/sauces; cherry; & yellow grape):

We're also growing green beans, yellow squash, and zucchini from seed:

one of these is also oregano

We're going to grow more vegetables from seed, but we'll plant them later. We also bought plants for our herb garden today:

We love Italian herbs, and in addition to the oregano seeds we planted, we also bought an oregano plant. We plan on having gallons of homemade spaghetti sauce in the freezer to get us through next winter.

We also bought spearmint, basil, and thyme plants. Last year my spearamint plant mysteriously turned brown over night and just died. Not sure what happened, and I'm hoping it doesn't happen again. This is also the first year we're trying to grow thyme.




Finally, check out this angry little peppermint plant. I planted this last year, and not only did it survive the harsh winter (3 blizzards!!!), it has come back strong. It smells soooo good....
Can't wait to try the mint in some dishes.

1 comment:

  1. I can absolutely relate to buying plants to get a head start..

    Here in my neck of the woods ( Michigan) it's not easy for a novice to get a head start because I don't have a green house and our winter months are long, so most of the time I'm forced to wait on the nurseries before I can get my garden going.


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