Sept 2006: Here's my list to remember for 2007 - just getting started and will keep adding.
July 2007: updates have been added now.
- Purple beans called Blauhilde - Allotment 21, - I some sort of purple beans, but I didn't find blauhilde in time.
- Job's Tears - seeds for beads - This Garden is Illegal - July 11-they've sprouted!
- Tomatoes - Lots of Sungold orange/cherry tomatoes - didn't split even after the rain we finally had in mid Sept. Sungold started from seed and growing now. Soon to have ripe fruit
- Tomatoes- Lemon Boy - large & yellow - yes! I have one growing.
- Beets -must grow beets! which variety? I love my beets. Wonder if I can plant more now?
- Festival squash - Dave's Allotment & others - I have a different squash growing now.
- Flowering Sweetpeas - numerous tries resulted in no sprouts. Neighbor with greenhouse says she'll start some for me next year.
- Peas- plant early, by St. Patrick's Day at the latest. (spinach, broccoli & lettuce too?) Not sure the early planting of peas did much good. Nice crop this year, but don't think they did much growing in those early days.
- Flashy Trout's Back lettuce - It has done well, but did get bitter.
- Sunflowers - Italian White - planted!
- Brussel sprouts? - have seeds, when to plant?
- Carrots - which variety? none planted
- Cucumbers - Lemon - growing!
- Basil-Spicy Globe - I have it but it isn't growing the same as it did when we lived in AL
- Pumpkins - grow Snackjack again - they won't sprout! I'm trying again in some pots on the patio.
- Nicotiana -watch for self-seeded seedlings in the spring. I gave up, but now in July see that I do have some self-seeders (almost in the pathway of course).
- Marigolds (very nice, single, orange) from old seeds probably Tangerine Gem - some are now blooming. Still my favorite marigold.
- Let's maybe not let every volunteer sunflower grow where ever it wants to grow. Keep to the east end of the beds, perhaps. - yes, I have been more careful this year. I"ll have enough, but they shouldn't crowd out the veggies this time.
- Expand the herb garden by elminating the grass path next to it. - done! THe wide grass path now is beds with a seating area in the middle. Became a good home for lavender.
- Plant a long row of pumpkins and herd the vines out into the pasture - they are starting to need herding now. We'll see how it works.
- Plant winter vegetables in the bed furthest from the barn to decrease hours of shade.
- Soaker hoses! - July: now in place.
So, maybe lists are a good thing to keep! Many things on here have had results.