We are having fabulous weather here right now. It is very hard not to start gardening, even though I know we will get more frost before April and it is too early. (Okay, I already put in some potatoes and a fig tree. But that is all I am planting, I swear. Because it is too early.)
Anyway, at least I can plan the garden right now. I make a list every year–here is 2009’s list–and go from there. This is what I am going to plant in my vegetable garden 2010:
Plants Already In The Yard:
- * Two artichoke plants –They have never done well. I am going to transplant them and see if they do better in another spot.
* Cherry tree
* Nectarine tree
* Apricot tree—This has yet to produce fruit. I am starting get concerned.
* Fig tree
(Courtesy About Garden)
* Orange bush
* Two lemon bushes
* Various herbs
Plants I Will Be Planting:
- * Tomatoes—Three plants: a brandywine, a beef steak, and some other kind of tomato.
* Bell Peppers—You can’t have enough bell peppers. I am going to put in at least 6 plants, maybe 8.
* Some Other Pepper—Last year it was Italian sweet peppers, the year before, cayenne peppers. It depends on what the nursery has.
* Winter Squash—Butternut or acorn.
* Peas—My husband wants English peas this year.
* Green beans—This year I am going to put in French green beans as well as Kentucky green beans.
* Fingerling Potatoes—As mentioned, I cut up a potato and put it in the ground last weekend.
* Watermelon Radishes—I had some from Whole Foods and they are sooo cool.
(Courtesy McKenzie Seeds)
* Crane Melons—They are juicy cantaloupes and grow great here.
* Giant Sunflowers—These are so much fun and pretty in the garden.
* Leeks—Every year I plant these and love them. They grow so easily and are so versatile.
* Hops—My husband wants them for beer.
(Courtesy The Beer Life)
(And since I have the room,) Plants I Am Still Considering:
- * Corn—You get so little for so many plants, and fresh corn is cheap in the store. On the other hand, they are fun and easy to grow.
* Cucumber—I love them, but I am also tired of them. We haven’t eaten last year’s pickles yet.
* Carrots—I eat them all the time, but they are so cheap and they attract gophers.
* Fennel bulbs—I have one plant that I use for the leaves, but I want to grow it for the bulbs.
* Spinach—Every year I plant these and every year I have trouble getting them to full size. But darn it, spinach should be able to grow here!
* Pearl Onions
What are you thinking of planting?