Friday, February 18, 2011

The 2011 Daydream List {Growing Edition}

I have been spending way too much time daydreaming about various gardening and homestead projects {another post to come} and about what I want to grow this year. Thank the gods that it is not too long before I can start putting them into action! :D
If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will probably notice that there are varieties on here that I have grown in previous years. I love my "olde faithfuls" and they are staying. That said, I do want to challenge myself a bit this year and try growing somethings that I have avoided in the past {such as melons!} because I was scared that they wouldn't make it. I am still scared that they might croak, but I might as well give it a shot. ;)
I also want to expand the "witchy" plants that I grow and some of them present their own challenges too.
So, here she is {not listed, the gaggle of perennials already in the ground that have been listed previously}...
Fruit & Veggies:
Beans {Bush}
Contender, Black Valentine, Orca, Jacob's Cattle, Black Turtle, Ireland Creek Annie
Beans {Pole}
Tender Green, Northeaster, Kentucky Wonder, Purple Mustache, Scarlet Runner, Blue Lake
Detroit Golden, Kissing Booth, Kissing Booth Tokens, Early Wonder, Chioggia
Experimental Deer, Storybook Peacock, Red Acre
Scarlet Nantes, Bicycling {white, red & yellow}, Cosmic Purple, Atomic Red
Fordhook Giant, Ruby Red, Rainbow
Hopi Blue & Golden Bantam
Marketmore & Lemon
Arugula, Deer Tongue Lettuce, Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce, Royal Oakleaf Lettuce, Freckles Lettuce, Buttercrunch Lettuce, Flame Lettuce, Garden Cress, Early Mizuna, Giant Red Mustard
Dinosaur & Red Russian
Noire des Carmes Cantalope & Moon and Stars Watermelon
Evergreen Bunching, Red Baron, Rossa di Milano
Hollow Crown
Laxton's Progress, Peas for Peace, Norli, Golden Sweet
Lipstick Sweet, Hungarian Black, Little Bells, Joe E. Parker
Gold Rush, Chieftan Red, Irish Cobbler, Russet Burbank
Small Sugar, Jarradale, Knuckle Head
French Breakfast, German Giant, Cherry Belle, Crop Circle, Black Spanish
Boyn Summer Bearing
Bloomsdale Longstanding & Samish
Squash {Summer}
Yellow Pattypan & Black Beauty
Squash {Winter}
Uchiki Kuri, Strange Squash from Outer Space, Table Queen Acorn, Waltham Butternut
Wild & Alpine
Yellow Pear, Black Krim, Costoluto Genovese, Eva Purple Ball, Green Zebra, Principe Borghese and Old German
Hobo & White Egg
Flowers & Herbs {and other plants!}:
Nasturtiums {Dwarf Jewel & Black Velvet}, Dill, Basil {Purple Dark Opal, Genovese, Cinnamon, Lemon}, Cilantro, Stinging Nettle, Oregano, Mint {Chocolate, Pineapple, Ginger}, Lavender {Munstead & Hidcote}, Tarragon
Wild Rose, Mullein, Wild Tobacco, Sweetpeas {Cupani & Gradiflora}, Forget-Me-Nots, Black Hollyhock, Bittersweet Nightshade, Foxglove, Lily-of-the-Valley, Milkweed, Snapdragons {Black Prince}, Cornflower {Black Gem & Jubilee Gem}, Borage, Meadowsweet, Elecampane, Cowslip, Sweet Willam, Flax, Monkshood, Thistle, Irish Moss, Evening Primrose, Agrimony, Moneywort, Eyebright, Datura, Maiden Hair Fern, Yarrow, Vervain, Moonflower, Sweetgrass, Larkspur, Butterfly Weed
Ornamental/Other Use
Cosmos {Seashell & Mona Spangler}, Sunflowers {Evening Sun, Henri Wilde, Teddybear, Russian Mammoth}, Chinese Lanterns, Cup and Saucer Vine, Morning Glories, Poppies {Pizzicato, Ladybird, Black Peony}, Coleus, Southern Ground Cedar, Orstrich Fern, Common Polypoddy, Northern Beech Fern, Blue Bead Lily, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Northern Blue Violet, Trout Lily, Wintergreen, Amaranth {Red Garnet}, Multicoloured Broom Corn
What are you all planning/hoping to grow this year?


Scented Nectar said...

Those sound wonderful. Spring's coming and then plant ordering time. It's exciting. :)

I highly recommend the Kaliteri Oregano that can be ordered from I think it's zone 5 though (can't remember for sure). I'm not sure if you're in 4 or 5.

They also have a number of plants used for shaman purposes.

bek said...

MY GOSH that's an impressively inspiring list :D

FreeDragon said...

My grandfather used to grow Moon and Stars. I thought they were cool. I've never tried growing melons, but I know 1 thing- don't step on the vine or you'll kill it. Good luck!

nefaeria said...

Scented Nectar: My Richter's list is pretty big. Thankfully there are a few of us doing a bulk order so we will save a bit of $. My area is a zone 4a or 3b, but I have been able to grow a couple of zone 6 plants. They survived last winter, and fingers and toes crossed they will have survived this one. I will have a look at the oregano that you suggested. :)

bek: Thanky! And thanks to you I can cross many of them off! :D

FreeDragon: Thanks!! They look really neat and I heard that they are super tasty. And thanks for the advice! :)