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24 September, 2008

Gardens for Gourmets: Cool/Warm Season

Suggestions for Cool Seasons:

Artichokes (a perennial)
Beets
Burpee’s Golden, Chiogga
Broccoli
Premium Crop, Shogun
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage (including Oriental cabbage-like greens)
Carrots
Mokum, Parris Market
Cauliflower – there are purple ones too!
Celery/Celeriac
Chard
Argentata, Five Color Silverbeet,
Cresses
Fava Beans
Windsor; Aprovecho (sometimes appended with “Select”)
Florence Fennel (bulbing)
Romy, Zefa Fino.
Garlic (this is a long season crop, plant in Fall harvest next Summer)
Kale
Dinosaur or Black Kale
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Carina, King Richard
Lettuce
more varieties than you can shake a stick at – or grow a mix!
Onions (also a long season growing; find “short-day” varieties)
Other leafy salad things
Parsley
Peas
Potatoes
All-Blue, Caribe, Yukon Gold
Radishes
French Breakfast, Fluo, Easter Egg, Purple Plum
Shallots
Spinach
Turnips
DeMilan
Wheat

Include all perennial herbs and perennial flowers. In addition, try some fun annuals like calendulas, larkspur, poppies (bread, California or Iceland types), sweet peas, and venidium. Make room for cilantro! Lots of cilantro!!



Suggestions for Warm Seasons:


Basil
Lettuce Leaf, Genova Profumatissima,
Beans - drying
Black Turtle
Beans - lima
Beans- snap
Roc d’Or, Romano, Royal Burgundy
Sweet Corn
Early Sunglow, Golden Bantam, Peaches and Cream, Country Gentleman
Popcorn
Strawberry
Cucumbers
Lemon, Mideast Prolific
Eggplant
Asian Bride., Rosa Bianca
Melons
Okra
Peppers (Sweet)
Banana,
Peppers (Hot)
Ancho
Pumpkins
Lumina,
Squash (Summer)
Zahra, Lebanese White
Squash (Winter)
Acorn, Spaghetti, ornamental gourds
Tomatoes
Brandywine, Golden Jubilee, Italian Gold, Orange Sungold, San Remo, Stupice, Sweet 100’s, Yellow Pear and about a thousand others!
Tomatillo


Plant from seed or buy transplants at a nursery of fun warm-season annual flowers like marigolds, cleome (watch the stickers!), cosmos, sunflowers and zinnias. These warm season flowers make cheerful bouquets. You can also grow everlasting flowers like statice and gomphrena. The widest selection of flowers and vegetables is available to those who start their own from seed and order by mail from the catalogs above and many, many others.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the reminder I almost forgot about the artichokes

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