Sunday, March 7, 2010

Garden Plans for 2010

Howdy folks! I know many of you already have your gardening season underway, whether you are just starting seeds indoors or you already have plantings outdoors. I will probably not have time to start anything indoors since we changed house, but soon enough the snow will be gone and we can start planting in the ground {!!!}.

We have quite a few perennials that we are hoping will come back, including chives, lemon balm, spearmint, peppermint, catnip, a few sages, a few thymes, lady's mantle, motherwort, and sweet woodruff. I am in the process of finally up our 2010 garden plans, and this is what we are hoping to grow this year:

Squash & Pumpkins:

Kuri, Buttercup, Butternut, Pie


Atomic Red, Scarlet Nantes, Cosmic Purple


Kissing Booth {from Soggy Creek}, Early Wonder, Detroit Golden


French Breakfast, Cherrybell, Crop Circle {from Soggy Creek}

Pole Beans:

Kentucky Wonder, Scarlet Runners, Northeaster, Blue Lake, Mustache {from Soggy Creek}

Bush Beans:

Black Turtle, Orca, Jacob's Cattle


Peas for Peace {from Soggy Creek}, Laxton's Progress, Blue Podded


Hobo {from Soggy Creek}, Golden globe




Dinosaur and Red Russian


Evergreen Bunching and Red Baron


Penta and Chieftan Red


Bloomsdale Longstanding


Red Deer Tongue, Oakleaf, Blackseeded Simpson, Freckles


Brandywine, Matt's Wild, Black Krim, Zebra, Eva Purple Ball, Rainbow Cherry


Red Russian and Porcelain


Basil, Dill, Cilantro, Nasturtiums, Oregano, Marjoram, Lavender, Parsley, Scullcap, Yarrow, and Marigold.

Speaking of seeds, there are a couple of awesome things that I wanted to mention!

First, One Green Generation is hosting a growing challenge again this year. This is my third year signing up, so I am going to give the Evangelist Edition a try. They still have the other two going, so if interested, head on over and sign yourself up!

Also, the folks over at Seeds of Diversity are asking gardeners to save seeds from endangered species. Check out their library to get an idea of what seeds you could perhaps save.

So what are you all growing for 2010?




Cammie said...

i can't wait to see photos of your garden this year.


Anonymous said...

You are growing so much!!!!

Metronyx said...

That's quite a list you have there. Myself will be happy if the Marigolds will survive.

perma_culture said...

What a great list! =^) I am growing carrots, peas, radish and spinach right now. I will grow squash and dill compliments of you and other herbs and vegetables that I am not sure about yet. I really want to try some nice dried beans this year!

Hertha said...

Wonderful plans! Is garlic fairly easy to grow? Thanks to you I will be trying green peppers and pumkins this year. I have carrot seeds too and tomato plants starting and I am not sure about what else yet.

Bek said...

Impressive planning and listage!! That's when you know you're addicted... ;)

nefaeria said...

Cammie: I hope to have some up soon! :)

Anon: More the merrier I say. :)

Metronyx: I am sure that they will thrive! :) And they make wonderful companion plants to some veggies. ;)

Permie: Sounds like you are on track there! Have you narrowed down which dried beans you were thinking of? :)

Hertha: I would say that it is fairly easy, but I think that you need quite a bit of space if you are looking for big bulbs. I am sure your garden will be luverly. :)

Bek: Lol, I am quite sure that you and your family are suffering from the same addiction! ;) I am off to your bloggy to see if you have any more plans post. :)