Showing posts with label vegetables. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vegetables. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Note to self - Herbs - Vegetables

Just some notes to remind me of possible plants for spring/summer.
  1. High-yield Bush Bean
    • Tavera
    • Romano
    • Lazy wife
  2. Herbs
    • Arugula Adagio
    • Basil
      • Green Ruffles
      • Siam Queen
    • Dill Fernleaf
    • Mint Chocolate
  3. Sweet Pepper
    • Big Bertha (green)
    • Golden Goliath (yellow)
  4. Zucchini squash
    • Early Prolific
  5. Strawberries
    • Earliglow - June bearer
    • Tristar - day neutral
  6. Tomatoes
    • Better Boy VFN Hybrid
      • disease and nematode resistance
      • can weigh up to 1 lb
    • Big Rainbow
      • heirloom
      • indet
      • also known as Striped German
      • may be also known as Pineapple, Flame
      • yellow skin with red stripes
      • can weigh up to 3 lb
    • Celebrity
      • det
      • broad range of disease resistance
    • Early Cascade Hybrid
      • medium-size fruits
      • clusters of 6 or more
    • Polbig
      • early tomato (before July 4th)
      • up to 1 lb
    • Sun gold
      • cherry tomato
    • Burpee's supersteak hybrid
      • ind
      • can be as big as a grapefruit
      • few seeds

Friday, December 17, 2010

December Northern California - Things To Do #4 - Fall Vegetables

If you decided to continue your garden adventures during the fall/winter, and planted a vegetable garden, you are probably collecting some of the fruits from your labor. Cabbage, brocoli, Brussel sprout, root crops, etc... should be showing up.

According to an article on the San Jose Mercury News, this is the time to plant artichokes, asparagus, and rhubarb. I don't plant any of these because my family will not eat them.

I started lettuce from seeds. It was growing quite well, protected in my mini-greenhouse. However, I decided not to plant them in the yard, as it would be more of fight with the snails and slugs than enjoyment.  I do have a plan for next year to "attack" the slugs in certain areas of the yard: copper tape. May be I should use pennies? It is in the back of my mind....

Here is a picture of my lettuce when was growing in the mini-greenhouse.

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