Some things I grew last year I won't be growing again. I won't be growing cowpeas (aka black eyed peas), nor will I grow any Serrano peppers. I won't grow any "grape" tomatoes, and I won't be using the Topsy Turvy again.
- Purple Basil "Amethyst Improved"
- Italian Large Leaf Basil
- Purly Chives
- "Calypso" Cilantro/Coriander
- Superdukat Dill
- Creeping Thyme
I actually bought a large amount of creepign thyme as I'm going to try to use it as a groundcover for one section of my yard. It's cold hardy and evergreen! I ordered 1/8 ounce, which is apparently like 18,000 seeds. Hah.
|Valencia Heirloom Tomato|
I'm choosing a few different varieties of tomatoes this year too.
- Sun Gold - yellow/orange cherry tomatoes that are vigorous and extremely flavorful.
- Juliet - a meaty plum tomato for sauce
- Olivade - another meaty plum tomato for sauce
- Big Beef - The only returning variety from last year, this makes nice big slicing tomatoes good for sandwiches and caprese salad!
- New Girl - According to Johnny's Selected Seeds, this variety is "better tasting and more disease resistant than Early Girl" - which I grew last year with good success.
- Valencia (heirloom) - "Round, smooth fruits average 8-10 oz. Their meaty interiors have few seeds. This midseason tomato is among the best for flavor and texture." Honestly, I wasn't real happy with the other heirlooms I grew last year (Prudens Purple and German Johnson).
|Zucchini - Goldy|
And, for the non-tomato non-herb stuff ...
- Pole Beans, Fortex
- Eggplant, Nadia (Large Dark Purple)
- Ornamental Gourds, Small Mixed
- Carrots, Nelson
- Flowers, Foxglove, Camelot Mix (pelleted)
- Zucchini, Cashflow (green)
- Zucchini, Goldy (yellow)
The only thing I plan to grow that I did NOT buy is cucumbers. I had great success and enjoyed the flavor of the "Straight 8" variety of slicing cukes that I grew 2 years ago and was not as impressed with whatever it was I grew last year. So I will find the Straight 8 seeds at Home Depot I guess.
Of course, I won't likely have more than 1 or 2 of each item in my gardens. Makes buying seeds less cost effective since I paid around $3.50 a packet. Seedlings would be cheaper =)
If you live near me and want some seeds, feel free to ask!