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Case Thomas
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Our local FFA just had a plant sale and I have: 4 varieties of tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, squash, jalapeño, cayenne, banana peppers, and zucchini. I'll be adding some blueberries and likely strawberries in the very near future.

What are the rest of you growing in 2014?
 
John Elliott
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Ragi, salsify, sorghum, chicory, upland cress, taro, nothing too unusual.
 
Judith Browning
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....for the WHOLE year ?

what's in and up now..corn salad, dock. mustard, chicory, chickweed, dandelions, turnips, lovage, strawberries, clovers...the fruit trees are blooming...the herbs are greening...and pac choi and calabrese broccoli....and yukon gold potatoes.

plants ready to go in after this next cold spell...started from seed in the house ...8 varieties of tomatoes, cayenne peppers, red cheese peppers, hyssop, sage, borage, wonderberry, goji, italian basil, holy basil, comfrey, burdock ( I started a lot of extra herbs this year)
then sweet potato slips grown on last years roots...
seeds...a variety of beans, suyo long cucumbers, some kind of winter squash, jenny lind cantalope, tennesse something? melon, luffa....and on until we run out of room...red malabar spinach, collards, kales, chard...

I have a couple fig cuttings to put in the ground and some more peach trees grown from seed....mints, raspberries... did you mean just annuals?


 
Case Thomas
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In all of 2014?! Wow! That's going to be a spectacular harvest. I don't have a good handle on what grows here just yet.

I'm glad you mentioned the upcoming cold snap. I held off on putting my new sprouts in the ground and instead they're resting comfortably in the garage.
 
Wesley Staggs
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Today, I'm out in the back yard with a pick trying to dig a furrow thru the soil-laden rock for some asparagus(purple passion and jersey hybrids) and rhubarb.


So far I've planted . . . I better not start that list. I gotta go plant before I have to go back to work!
 
Jen Shrock
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So far this year I have gotten rhubarb, comfrey, horseradish (not sure if the pieces took, so might plant the other couple I have in another area) honeyberries, hibh bush cranberry, loganberry, currants, gooseberries, jostaberries, fruit trees (apples, pears, plum, apricot, peach, nectarine, paw paw, mulberry), elderberry, english walnut and almond planted. I still have some other perennials to get in (ground nuts, jerusalem artichoke, fig, more currants (that are currently rooting) and many seeds of many perennials (too many to list right now) that I need to get started). I have also been waiting to see what perennials exactly survived being overwintered in pots and the live ones will be planted out as well. I got a couple of iris' free yesterday at an earthday event, so those were quickly popped into the ground too.

I have stuck in some garlic, onions and potatoes that sprouted here and there. We will see what becomes of them. I have some wild onion bulbs I might scatter around and see if they do anything.

It is still too early for me to get annuals in the ground. I was working today on repotting some of my tomato plants into larger containers. I am now wondering what the heck was I thinking. I have a habit of not being able to get rid of seed, so I grow it and trade for things. Right now I have 22 varieties of tomatoes started. Like I said, what the heck was I thinking! I sent my mother an email with all of the varieties and a description and asked her to give me her wishlist. I will then talk with some people at work to see if I have any takers there. This was just the tomatoes! I was looking at the peppers, eggplant and basil and thinking that I need to do the same with them. Not enough hours in the day...

Since I caged off the trees that I planted this year, I thought about sprinkling a mix of radish, turnip, beet and carrot seed in each caged area to hopefully protect it from the birds a bit. I have quite a number of varieties of each, so I thought that I could put a different mixture of each with each tree and that would be one way I could keep track of what I planted where. I also need to get cracking on getting peas in, too. I thought about planting so that they could grow up the north side of the tree cages, for the trellis and as nitrogen fixing elements.

While it is still cooler, I though about doing a test bed on the east side of my house for lettuces to see (1) how they do there because they will get limited moring light and (2) if they do survive, how they will do as things heat up a bit since the area is shaded for a large portion of the day. The sunlight would come in the cooler part of the day.

Then when the weather warms, it will be time for the in ground annual seeds. I don't even want to start to think about that yet. I have 3 weeks or so before that adventure begins!. At some point, I thought about taking some broken up concrete from behind the neighbors garage and putting in some "stepping stone" paths in high traffic areas. I also have been thinking that I might be able to use some possibly in a herb spiral. I must say, though, that my back already aches at the thought of lugging all of it around and the excavation too.

I have a small amount of wildflower seeds that I am trying to decide where I want to sprinkle them.

Spring should be a busy, busy time!
 
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