Jim Guinn wrote:This year I am trying 3 new peppers.
I got the inspiration for these from a woman on the National Gardening Association website after she posted her peppers (and recipes) this past year.
Tyler Ludens wrote:I will be growing these varieties from Joseph Lofthouse, all new to me:
Harmony Grain Maiz
Lofthouse Landrace Tepary Bean
Wildling Interspecies Clan Tomato
Lofthouse Landrace Carrot
Ken W Wilson wrote:I will be planting about five potatoes from Oikos. Their parents were grown from seed. They are unnamed and each is probably a different variety. They were selected for winter hardiness to be perennial.
I just ordered Skirret and Tartar Bread Plant, Crambe tartaria from Cultivarables.
Daron Williams wrote:I want to try some peppers again. I have not grown them since I moved to my current location a couple years ago. Once my new garden is built (should be done by the end of February) I think peppers should do well. Lots of morning sun (very early sun) through mid-afternoon but shade in the late afternoon through the evening. So full sun but a break from the most intense heat starting around 4:30 or 5pm in the summer.
Going to try bell peppers and jalapeño peppers. My wife and I cook with both a fair bit so it would be great to have our own
Charli Wilson wrote:I've got a new type of corn to try- glass gem. I've done painted mountain before so this shouldn't be massively different.
I've got a kind of 'storage tomato', 'de colgar' which apparently can be stored until January, so that will be interesting. Also 'Amish paste vine tomato' for trying to make my own tomato sauce (with garlic and chilli in, obviously).
I've bought way more seeds than I have space for!
Skandi Rogers wrote:The new annuals for this year will be chinese cabbage and celtuce, Of last years three trials only watermelon will make it into this years and only if I have enough spare greenhouse space.
I am moving! (signed yesterday) so I'm sure there will be some new perennials. I've seen a hazelnut so far but it's winter there may be other things lurking.
Mike Barkley wrote:Seed order from the past 2 days. Most are different varieties of things already in my gardening/seed repertoire but some are entirely new to me. Grains in particular.
Also going to try some sort of freaky squash. Something huge or unusual. Have no seeds for that yet. Considering these https://www.rareseeds.com/kikinda-competition-strain-edible-gourd/ because they will look cool growing up trees with Seminole pumpkins & luffas. Also expecting some unusual seeds from another permies person. We did a seed swap. Some are via Joseph I think. It's going to be wild & wacky gardens this year!!!
Steve, try the buckwheat. Grows good here on the other side of the mountains. Very easy. Bees & chickens love it. Excellent for the soil. Makes great pancakes too.
James Landreth wrote:I'd like to grow cardoon (a perennial), and maybe grain amaranth. I'd like to scale up corn for cornmeal
James Landreth wrote:That's exactly what it is. It's closely related to artichoke I believe, and if allowed to go to flower it's good for bees. It just seems really cool
Dennis Bangham wrote:We grow the yard long beans every year on a cattle panel trellis. THey grow well in the hot humid areas but aphids can be a problem.
I will try Orach this year (Mountain Spinach) just because it sounded neat and it is a 6 foot tall spinach plant.
Steve Thorn wrote:Wow, awesome list William!
I'm going to try buckwheat for the first time this year. I've heard it grows fast and is a good dynamic accumulator, is a good cover crop, and has tasty seeds too!
Rebecca Norman wrote:... this year I've got seeds of and going to try out orach, Malabar spinach, and New Zealand spinach. I already started a couple of good king henry plants last year and they are currently reseeding in the greenhouse. I haven't tasted it yet.
William Schlegel wrote:I am going to try growing Salsify and Leeks for the first time. Hope to get a couple packets of each to start a grex.
I ordered another short season rice for my rice project. Supposedly an upland strain from Sherk Seeds.
I am going to try growing Solanum arcanum and Solanum chilense wild tomato species. I may also plant some Solanum cheesemanii and Solanum galapagense also wild tomato species to add to those varieties and species I currently grow. Also got a packet of a late blight resistant tomato F1 to cross into tomato grexes and to dehybridize. Going to grow Fairy Hollow and some other new selections from Joseph. Andrew sent me a bunch of tomatoes. Will grow out as many as possible. May save one reputably difficult tomato species for next year.
Going to try growing a cool looking moschata squash land race from native seed search called Rancho marques to cross with my Lofthouse moshata. Another new moshata squash a hybrid with a pretty green and yellow rather agrosperma like color pattern from territorial seed. Will add it to the grex.
Two or three new parsnips including Kraal to turn my semi feral parsnips into a grex.
Perhaps another turnip or two to turn my turnips into a grex
Got some gaspe flint corn.
Some more pea varieties for the pea grex
White seeded poppy seeds
Welsh onion which is a progenitor of walking onions. Will plant next to Lofthouse onion to see if can recreate walking onions.
Black Spanish radish for my radish grex
Pima club wheat
Several packets I just haven't gotten planted yet:
Neandercorn and orange flint corn from Joseph. Will probably just start a flint corn grex by doing packet to row planting.
Tartar buckwheat 2 packets I need to keep separate
Several beans including a grex from Carol Deppe and Josephs.
Lofthouse landrace zucchini which I plan to cross with Mandan pepo squash for a new grex.
Probably will find a few others and buy a few more. Have my eye on another leek for my future leek grex called Blu de Solaise that my local seed coop only sells on their seed racks.