Thursday, February 2, 2012
We are so excited to plant our garden this year. We are trying a few new items, but definitely going with some tried and true veggies. The Flat of Italy onions grew wonderfully - we loved them. I am such a nerd...but I love cooking with things I've grown!
The Buff Contender beans grew really well last year, but the Violet Jasper tomato is new to us this year. Lindsay and I like unusual looking but normal veggies.
We had trouble with peppers last year - hoping they will do better this year.
The carrots did well too, in fact yesterday Lindsay pulled one from the garden! We have had such a mild winter. Our famous ground hog says six more weeks of winter, with as mild as it has been, there are no tears here! The broccoli grew well too, but that freak snowstorm in October killed it. We are going to try to do an early planting and a fall planting.
Our other tried and true veggies are the yellow summer squash, Blue Lake green beans, spinach, lettuce, parsley, cilantro.
This last year we had a prolific crop of grape tomatoes, which we love, but our bigger tomatoes took forever to ripen....
What veggies do you grow? What have been successes and/or failures? What are your plans for your garden this year?