Gardeners are returning from hibernation, dusting off their blogs, pulling out their seed starting supplies, and rethinking their garden plans for 2013. Welcome back everyone. Welcome back.
We’ve started our summer crops as well: tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and flowers. We’ve even started some spring crops of lettuce, spinach, broccoli, and kohlrabi. Outside, we’ve planted our onions, leeks, turnips, collards, more spinach and lettuce, and potatoes.
This year, we have mostly repeat crops, but we will be trying lots of new varieties. For tomatoes, we will do Cherokee Purple and Heinz again (our favorites from last year), but we will also try Amish Paste, San Marzano, Brandywine, Indigo Rose, Matt’s Cherry, Aunt Lou’s Underground Railroad, and Pineapple. Yea, we’ll have a few more tomato plants than we had last year. We were out of salsa two months after tomato season!
For peppers, we decided to go with jalapeno early, Anaheim and a repeat of Fish Pepper. For our sweet peppers, we decided against the slow ripening bell peppers and will try Corno di Toro, Poblano, and Alma Paprika instead.
So, we have a few new varieties, but much of the same crops. Although, there is one new harvest that we are expecting…..What is that you ask? Sometimes around June/July, we’ll be expecting our first EGGS! You read that right; EGGS.
Stay tuned .