After much planning, perusing and pondering I think that I’ve finally decided on what I’m going to grow for the coming year. Although it might look like a lot, my general approach is always to try a grow a small amount of lots of different varieties. New additions this year include Kiwano, Tomatillos, Edible Dahlias and Watermelon.
So without further ado here is what I’m growing this year;
Brassicas: Red Cabbage – Rouge Tete Noir, Kale – Redbor, Kale – Nero de Toscana, Kale – Curley Scarlet, Swede – Tweed, Turnip – Petroski, Cabbage – Greyhound, Brocoli – Early Purple Sprouting, Mooli – Mino Early, Kohl Rabi – Purple Delicacy.
Broad Beans: Imperial Longpod, Leidse Hangdown.
Carrots: Atomic Red, Purple Haze, Yellowstone, Nantes 5, Belgium White.
Climbing Beans: Blauhilde, Yardlong, Neckargold, Blue Lake.
Courgettes: De Nice a Rond, Striato de Napoli, Tromboncino.
Cucumbers: Wautoma, Kheera, Cornichon de Paris, Mandurin Round.
Dwarf Beans (Mainly For Drying): Hutterite Soup, Black Turtle, Pinto, Black Eyed, Cannelini, Black Eyed.
Leeks: Blue Solaise, Musselbrugh, Jolent.
Melons: Melba, Outdoor Wonder, Sharks Fin (Hongs), Watermelon – Blacktail Mountain.
Others: Kiwano, Tomatillo – Purple, Achocha – Fat Baby, Edible Dahlias, Cape Gooseberry.
Peas: Kelvedon Wonder, Shiraz, Markana.
Peppers (Hot): Cayenne, Bolivian Rainbow, Serrano.
Peppers (Sweet): Mixed Cool, Sweet Romano.
Perennial Bed: Jerusalem Artichokes, Daubenton’s Kale, Skirret, Nine Star Cauliflower, Globe Artichokes.
Roots: Parsnip – Tender and True, Parsip – Guernsey Demi-long Root Parsley – Orbis, Salsify – Sandwich Island, Beetroot – Cylindra, Beetroot – Chioggia, Celeriac – Monarch, Celery – Full White, Celery – Giant Red.
Salads: Agretti, Rainbow Chard, Sorrel, Mizuna, Pak Choi, Lettuce – Little Gem, Spinach Beet, Lettuce – Lollo Rosso, Lettuce – All Year Round, Calallo – Mr Jefwa, Rocket, Mibuna.
Squashes (Winter): Blue Hubbard, Black Futsu, Thelma Sanders, Blue Kuri, Red Kuri, Sibley, Invincible.
Sweetcorn: Double Standard, Golden Bantam Dolce.
Tomatoes (Greenhouse): Chipano, Super Marmande, Black Plum, Scotland Yellow, Yellow Pear, Green Zebra, Orange Russian, White Beauty.
Tomatoes (Outdoor): Golden Sunrise, Koralik, Totem, Mountain Pride.
Tubers: Oca (A selection from last years Oca trial), Ulluco, Yacon.
I’d love to know what everyone else is planning to grow this coming year. So please let me know please in the comments or via Twitter.