For the 2015 garden I wanted to strike a nice balance between experimentation and utility. Since we found that peppers freeze amazingly well (you can read more about that here) I decided to increase our production of peppers this season. I also wanted to devote a sizeable portion of our container space to cooking greens, as we enjoy fresh greens on a regular basis. I have wanted to try melons for years now, so I found a really neat small heirloom melon that Thomas Jefferson grew at Monticello. It will be about the size of the Sikkim cucumber that I grew last season (you can read more about the Sikkim cucumbers from last season here).
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So, without further ado, here is the 2015 crop list! Anything in blue is a variety I have never tried to grow before.
Blue Beauty, 2 plants in one 12 gallon pot, 1 plant in a 5 gallon pot
Golden Sunray, 2 plants in one 12 gallon pot
Roma, 2 plants in one 12 gallon pot
Frosted Green Doctors Cherry, 2 plants in one 7 gallon pot
Black Cherry tomato, 2 plants in one 7 gallon pot
Oda Pepper, 2 plants in one 7 gallon pot
Anaheim Chili, 2 plants in one 7 gallon pot
Poblano, 3 plants in one 12 gallon pot, 2 plants in one 5 gallon pot
Orange You Sweet, 2 plants in one 5 gallon pot
Cayenne, 2 plants in one 5 gallon pot
Biggie Chili, 2 plants in one 5 gallon pot
Fort Knox, 2 plants in one 7 gallon pot
Jimmy Nardello, 2 plants in one 5 gallon pot
Long Eggplant, 2 plants in one 7 gallon pot
Swiss Chard (mix of red and orange), 4 plants in one 7 gallon pot
Perpetual Spinach Chard, 5 plants in one 7 gallon pot
Vates Collards, 4 plants in on 7 gallon pot
Pink Chard, 4 plants in one 5 gallon pot
Kale, 4 plants in one 7 gallon pot
Cucumbers and Melons
Ananas D'Amerique A Chair Verte Melon, 4 plants in one 12 gallon pot
White Cucumber, 3 plants in one 7 gallon pot
Lemon Cucumber, 3 plants in one 7 gallon pot
Herbs (various containers)
Purple and Green Basil
Miscellaneous Edibles (various containers)
Purple and Green Bush Beans
Meyer Lemon Tree
Daddy Mix Petunia
Green Envy Zinnia
In the coming weeks, I plan on spotlighting each of these crops with in-depth photos and more information about the containers and growing habits of each plant. It should be a great summer in the garden!
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Until next time, happy gardening!