Thursday, January 3, 2008

Our Suburban Garden Varieties

We planted our garden about twenty months ago. Currently our garden, scattered over three plots and even mixed into the ornamental beds, encompasses over a thousand square feet. What follows is a list of some of the varieties we’ve grown here in the Florida Panhandle.

Peppers: California Wonder, College 64L, Cowhorn, Habanero, Sweet Banana, Tabasco, Jalapeno, Black Pearl

Tomatoes: Solar Fire, Patio Hybrid, Raad Red VF, Heatwave, Jubilee, Lemon Boy, Sweet 100, Roma

Eggplant: Burpee Hybrid

Loose Leaf Lettuce: Black Seeded Simpson, Burpee Gourmet Blend, Burpee Mesclun Salad Mix, Pom Pom, New Fire Red, Hyper Red Rumple

Romaine Lettuce: Capistrano, Outredgeous, Winter Density

Kale: Red Russian, Nero DiToscana, Redbor

Spinach: Olympia, Teton Hybrid, Bloomsdale Long Standing

Various Salad Greens: Arugula, Bright Lights Swiss Chard, Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard, Kyoto Mizuna, Tah Tsai, Malabar Spinach, New Zealand Spinach

Cabbage: Bonnie Hybrid, Ferry’s Round Dutch

Broccoli: Waltham 29, De Cicco, Fall Blend

Summer Squash: Dixie Hybrid, Early Golden Summer Crookneck, Burpee’s Fordhook Zucchini, Burpee’s Hybrid Zucchini

Cucumbers: Marketmore, Cool Breeze Hybrid

Beans: Kentucky Wonder, Royal Burgundy

Carrots: Danvers #126, Oxhart, Short and Sweet

Radishes: Early Scarlet Globe, Cherry Belle

Onions: Evergreen Long White Bunching, Purplette, Dutch Valley White, Dutch Valley Red

Shallots: Dutch Valley

Garlic: Red Russian

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