what are you planning to put in your vegetable garden this year?
- Njchicaa Apr 3, 2012 03:01 PM
I'll be doing the usuals: tomatoes (roma, beefsteak, grape), zucchini, summer squash, and cucumbers. I'll also be planting eggplant, jalapenos, and green peppers. Not sure what else I'll be doing. I haven't had luck with things like celery, carrots, and scallions.
I also do tons of herbs in pots (basil, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, thyme, dill, tarragon, oregano, and sage) but they go in pots on the patio rather than in my raised beds.
Lemon cucumbers (they look like yellow golf balls)
Herbs, like you, in a separate area.
What zone are you in? I'm in 5b.
Zone 1b here so will not be planting until the end of May. However, I do have huge raised beds that I will fill with about 12 kinds of herbs, a few kinds of tomatoes, green beans, peppers, carrots, radishes, edamame and many kinds of greens including microgreens.
I'm trying brussel sprouts for the first time. Wanted to try celeriac but the seed seller was out of stock and I didn't want to place an order with someone else. I'm trying ground cherries for the first time after liking them at the farmers market.
Here in zone 5ish, I'm trying to use strategy for a longer growing season. A high tunnel is in construction (going to be wood framed). The ground is finally dry enough for the tractor. Got a delivery of my favorite composted horse manure yesterday. Starting a lot of seeds indoors this year thanks to new seed starting set up. So far onions and leeks don't look all that great but I'm learning. Fertilized with fish emulsion yesterday. It's almost time to transplant some things into larger cells.
But a local grower has a fantastic variety of tomatoes and peppers for sale by pre-order and lets you buy just one each so I go for a variety.