Fruit Trees

  • Pear Trees.
  • Peach Trees.
  • Apple Trees.
  • Plum Bush.
  • Mulberry Bush – June Harvest.
  • Blackberry – Trim back dead part of plant.
  • Rhubarb Patches.
  • Wonder Berry.
  • Garden Huckleberry.
  • Garden Strawberry Spinach.
  • Ground Cherry.

Update March 16 2014: Starting the indoor trays of first year harvest berries – Garden Huckleberry, Wonder Berry, Garden Strawberry Spinach, and Ground Cherry.

Update April 8 2014: 1 of 5 of the Pear trees have buds. While half of the blackberry bush may be dead, the other half is covered in fresh leaves. With temperatures last week in the 70’s – it is not surprising to see that all of the rhubarb has gone to bloom – with 6″ x 1″ stalks.

Updated April 11 2014: Removed rhubarb blooms.

2014 Indoor Seeding

Eggplants

  • Eggplant bharta mhb-2
  • Eggplant Casper
  • Eggplant purple panther
  • Eggplant black beauty (x2)
  • Eggplant Turkish Italian orange
  • Eggplant white beauty
  • Eggplant harabegan
  • Eggplant listada di Gandia
  • Eggplant megal
  • Eggplant little fingers
  • Eggplant ravaya
  • Eggplant rosa Bianca
  • Eggplant Thai long green

Fruit Bushes

  • Fruit – Berry garden jottomato
  • Fruit – Berry ground cherry
  • Fruit – Berry – Giant Cape
  • Fruit – Berry garden huckleberry
  • Fruit – Berry wonder berry or sun berry
  • Fruit – Berry Garden Strawberry Spinach

Tomatoes

  • Tomato – Beefsteak
  • Tomato – Beefsteak Super
  • Tomato – Prudent Purple

Watermelons

  • Watermelon – Orangeglo
  • Watermelon – white wonder

Zucchini

  • Zucchini – crostata
  • Zucchini – ronde de nice

Cucumber

Cucumber large Dutch yellow
Cucumber armenian yard long
Cucumber homemade pickles
Cucumber lemon
Cucumber suyo long
Cucumber ever bearing jumbo
Cucumber serpent or snake
Cucumber Poona kheer a

Squash

Squash – Amish Pie
Squash – Citrouille de tourraine winter
Squash – Eight Ball
Squash – Magda
Squash – Turks Turban Striped
Squash – Winter Baby Blue Hubbard
Squash – Winter Candy Roaster
Squash – Winter Yogoslavian Finger Fruit

Celeriac

Celeriac Mars
Celeriac monarch
Celeriac Purque

Watermelons

Watermelon – mountain Hoosier
Watermelon – micklelee
Watermelon – sugar baby

Roselle

Roselle – Jamaican

Fresh Herbs

Herb – Borage
Herb – Purslane Green
Herb – Basil – Lemon / Lime
Herb – Toothache Plant

Carrots

Carrots are meant to be an easy vegetable to grow. However, over the past three years our attempts have been little less than finger food. Last year we even tried growing carrots in containers. With no improvement.

Easy label for carrots

Carrots

Update March 11 2014: The battle is on for a reasonable harvest of 2014 carrots. With 10 different varieties – ranging from short season (54 days) to long season (85 Days) – we hope to pull some of these carrots fresh from the ground.

  1. Carrot – Atomic Red (70 days)
  2. Carrot – Early Monument (65 days)
  3. Carrot – Danver 126 (70 days)
  4. Carrot – Dragon (85 days)
  5. Carrot – Mokum (54 days)
  6. Carrot – Purple (70 days)
  7. Carrot – Tender Sweet (75 days)
  8. Carrot – To A Pi Parigi (65 days)
  9. Carrot – White Satin (68 days)
  10. Carrot – Yellowstone (70 days)

Update: March 23 2014:
The Carrots are beginning to show signs of germination – with small clusters of small first leaves appearing. The leaves appearance does not have any of the carrot like characteristics.

Update: April 9 2014: The carrots are slowly beginning to germinate. I know all the books say plant in rows. When young seedlings begin to appear – having them in a line makes the vegetable easy to ID compared to any weeds that might also be fighting for space.

Carrot Seedlings Excited to see the carrot germination – we are hoping for a hearty harvest.

Salsify

Update: March 11 2014:  Salsify Mammoth sandwich island patch established. 21 days for germination and 120 -150 days to harvest. Target dates for Salsify.

  • Germination – April 1st.
  • Harvest – August 7 – Sept 6.

Update: April 5 2014: It has been over 21 days since the Salsify was sown – so far no signs of  germination. Salsify likes to begin the season with light, but does not care for the heat of summer. Given that the salsify harvest is not until the heart of summer the salsify will need shade. I have sown some Kale and Mustard seeds to provide the salsify with shade as the season gets hotter. Mustard is listed as a companion plant for salsify – though does not define the benefit (maybe it’s shade – and mustards ability to grow quickly).