Dear Readers,

We wanted to share what plants we are growing in our garden in today’s post so here we go for one comprehensive list of what we are growing.  Most of the seeds that we sowed are heirlooms to be able to save seed for next year.


Pole Beans – Cannellini, Borlotti, Kentucky Blue Pole
Bush Beans – Royal Burgandy Bush, Top Notch Golden Bush
Broccoli – Purple Sprouting, Pack Man
Bunching Onion – Tokyo Long White
Carrot – Rainbow Mix
Cauliflower – Snow Crown
Celery Root (Celeriac) – Mars
Corn – Honey Select (Triple Sweet)
Cucumber – Boston Pickling
Garlic – California Softneck
Jerusalem Artichoke – Fuseau
Kale – Red Russian, Lacinato (Dinosaur), Vates Blue Curled
Leek – Large American Flag
Lettuce – Mixed Greens
Parsnip – Harris Model
Pepper – Banana, Blushing Beauty Hybrid, Jalapeno Early, Anaheim,Gypsy
Radish – Cherry Belle
Spinach – Bloomsdale Longstanding
Summer Squash – Tricolor Pattypan
Swiss Chard – Rainbow
Tomato – Roma VF, Yellow Pear, Early Girl, Purple Cherokee, Black Krim
Winter Squash – Turks Turban, Vegetable Spaghetti, Burgess Buttercup
Zucchini (Courgette) – Gold Rush

Herbs (in addition to the tea garden and medicine garden)

Basil – Italian Large Leaf
Cilantro (Coriander)
Garlic Chives
German Chamomile
Parsley – Italian Flat Leaf

We’re also growing some beneficial flowers around the garden including Poached Egg Plant, Calendula (English Pot Marigold) – Orange Zinger and Nasturtium.

We’re growing Jerusalem Artichokes for the first time this year, neither of us have grown them before and we’re very excited to see how they perform.  Other plants which are new to either myself or JimJim that we are growing are pattypan squash, celery root (celeriac), herbs, bok choy (pak choi), rhubarb, kale, and leeks.

Are you being adventurous and growing something new this year?  Let us know in the comments.