A lot of people struggle to decide what to plant at the change of season.
Seeing as I've already prepared a list of seed I've just planted for a blog, I thought I'd ask what others are putting in.
Please provide the variety if you have it and whether you have opted for seed (direct sown? grown in punnets?) or bought seedlings.
Below is a list of what has gone into my two prepared beds last weekend. I have another bed to prepare and it will have a lot of broccoli:
Cardoon - Cynara cardunculus Rouge D'Alger
Carrot - Muscade
garlic - local variety (these are sprouting already!)
spuds - store bought sprouting
cabbage - Couer de Boeuf des Vertus
Bean - climbing purple
Snowpea - Oregon Giant
Sugar Snap Pea - climbing
lettuce - various - purple cos, Oriental, + +
Mangel Beetroot - Yellow Eckendorf
Strawberry Spinach - Chenopodium capitatum
Collard Greens -
Radish - Champion
Cauliflower - Snowball
Cress - American Upland
Hi Lissa, This is timely :) I just spent 3 hours out in the garden yesterday afternoon planting stuff, mulching, fertilising etc, all with Zack's help. We planted 3 x broccoli (added to six other staggered plantings - summer green by yates, Zucchini (goldena), Lettuce (mixed), Rocket, Sugarsnap peas (Shiraz:-purple variety from Mr Fothergills. Can't resist a novelty :), Dwarf beans (cherokee wax) and beetroot (Forona). Today, I'm going to Bunnings and getting some silverbeet, leeks and Cauliflowers seedlings. I might try some bok choy as well.
Oooh nice. I particularly like the sound of your purple sugar snap peas. I too love a purple veg.
I also threw around lots of composted horse poo and grass clippings for mulch yesterday. Then did all the mowing and snipping. Enough work to make me stiff and sore this morning but very satisfied.
This is an extra busy time of year, isn't it?!
This is a list of what I've either just put in or plan to shortly:
|Beans||Pinto, Black Turtle, Blue-speckled Tepary|
|Carrots||Mix, Red-core Chantenay, Purple Dragon|
|Lettuce||Iceberg, Salad Bowl Red, Summer Harvest|
|Lucerne||Hunter River, Sequel|
|Onion||Texas Early, Egyptian, Potato (multiplier)|
|Peas||Massey Gem,Telephone, Greenfeast||Climbing|
|Spinach||Bloomsdale, Perpetual Gator|
|Tomatoes||Roma, Mini Roma, Tropic|
|+Various Flowers and old seeds I'm not sure will grow|
These are the ones that are still going:
And of course, this doesn't include any of the fruit trees or other perennials already in or planned.
Rather than planting a large number of the same thing, I tend to plant just a few of many different things.
What a marvellous collection! Not sure we could eat all of that ;-\
I'm interested in planting the perennial Onion whether it's Egyptian or Potato I'm not sure. I have some perennial Leeks to swap if you need them. They are *very* slow growing. Have you had experience with these 'perennial' things? I figure looking at the plants that I should be breaking them up more often to give the individual offshoots a chance to grow big and fat. I'd like to know more about them.
Elaine, as far as the perennials go, most of it is new to me, as well. I pretty much had to start over from scratch back in August.
I was having good results with the "Potato Onions" (multiplier onions) I grew before, but that was just before I found myself unable to get out in the yard for two years and they didn't survive that, so I'm trying them again. I'm wondering if the "Rakkyo Onion" multiplier onions listed at Green Harvest are the same as what I have. (I got mine from Greenpatch "Potato Onions")
This is the first time I've tried the Egyptian Onions. They are growing very well and fairly quickly for me, but it's still too early to tell. (I get a lot of these things from Greenpatch.)
Give us something to do over winter ;-)
I've had a kind of shallot which multiplied. They don't usually survive the summer though. Will be fun to see how yours work out. The perennial Leek which I bought from Herb Cottage (?) Gold Coast hinterland, has hung on for 3 years now growing over summer. Leeks are OK yet I prefer the tang of the onion.
Holy dooley! What an exciting lot of veg. I've only looked up Black Turtle Beans so far. The prettiest thing.
Fabulous list Jan. Enjoy your planting.
Well here is my list of either what I have planted or what will be planted this month. I have a lot of work ahead of me but I love it, I look upon my garden as a dear old friend who I want to care for, nourish and show and share with others. There will be more flowers as I work out just what I have come up and where I need fill ins, always with the Bees and Beneficial Insects in mind. As the Carrots, Beans, Peas etc. grow I will put some more varieties in to keep up supply. I am trying to use up a lot of older seeds that are a couple of years old, so here's hoping.
Beans - Snake Bean/Red Dragon (been in for a while), Broad Bean/Long Red, Stringless Pioneer, Baby Sun, Strike(Dwarf Bush Bean)
Beetroot - Heirloom Mix (there are striped)
Caicua - Mouse Melon
Carrots - Baby Amsterdam, St Valery, Heirloom Mix, Short Korada
Chicory - Teviso’s Red
Chives - Fuyuyo, Natsuyo, New Belt
Celery - Dorata D’Asti
Celeriac – White Alabaster
Coriander – Mexican
Lettuce - Parris Island Cos, Mixed Frillies, Iceberg
Flowers - Companions, Annuals, Perennials (Evening Primrose, Aubretia, Achillea, Phacelia, Lavender, Dianthus, Agastache, Cerinthe, Sweet Violet, Lady’s Mantle, Viola, Schizanthus, Lobelia, Linaria, Lobelia, German Chamomile, Inca Marigold, Garland Chrysanthemum
Kale - Tuscan Black
Leaf Vegies - Other – Mibuna
Other Herbs - Salad Burnett, Chervil, Dill/Bouquet, Coriander/Hacor, Tansy
Parsnip - Guernsey
Parsley - Italian/Large Leaf, Regular Italian (see if the Possum’s eat these)
Pea – Heirloom Field Pea
Silverbeet - Rhubarb
Spinach - Giant Amsterdam, Egyptian
Strawberries – di bosco, quattro stagioi
Swede - Invitation, American Purple Top
Radish - Champion, Daikon/Summer Cross
Tomatoes - Garden Harvest, Mini Roma Truss
Turnip - Purple Top Milan, Purple Top/White Globe
Zucchini - Ronde de Nice, Black Beauty
Woo hoo! I'd love to know about the Broad Beans. For years I have tried to get crops of my very favourite vegetable. Keep us posted on their growth and pods.
Very nice :)
Reminds me - I must plant those silverbeet seed you gave me. I should get hold of some swede seed too.