Friday, December 19, 2014

Seed Catalogues 2015: garden planning

As seed catalogues come out, I'm making my lists for what to grow in 2015~ so far, I'm planning to try:
from West Coast Seeds:
Broccoli: di Cicco; Purple Sprouting Red Spear
Amaranth: Hopi Red Dye Organic
Arugula: Wild Fire
Bush Bean Blend
Lima Beans: Earl Thorogreen
Beets: Organic Boro; Merlin
Carrots: Dragons (purple); Napoli; Scarlet Nantes
Cauliflower: Snowball Organic
Cucumbers: Marketmore
Radicchio: Palla Rossa
Endive: Zidane Frisee
Fennel: Orion organic
Kale: Lacinato organic; Red Ursa organic
Lettuce: Blushed Butter Oak organic; Merlot organic (red Romaine); Brunia (oakleaf); Cracoviensis; Freckles Romaine
Mescluns: Saladini Blend
Tah Tsia organic mustard greens
Onion: Red Wing storage onion
Peas: Super Sugar Snap; Oregon Giant snow peas
Peppers; Ancho; Belcanto sweet red; jalapeno
Radish: Celesta organic
Spinach: Bloomsdale Savoy organic; Olympia
Squash: Total Eclipse pattypan
Swiss Chard: celebration (rainbow)
Tomatoes: Bonny Best; Early Girl; Sweet Million cherry
Zucchini: Black Beauty; Goldy

Garlic: to be grown in pots
Herbs: Basil, Chives
Scarlett Runner beans: heirloom


  1. Dreaming of spring. Just made my West Coast seeds list too! Have you grown quinoa? I'm going to try WCS' "Brightest Brilliant" variety.

  2. Hi Shannon! yes, I've grown quinoa, please see my post from Oct 2010:
    it grew very well in a sunny, well-drained spot in the garden, produced copiously, but even though I soaked and rinsed the grain the intense bitterness would not diminish.. maybe there's a better method! happy growing!