Monday, November 10, 2014

What We Grew in 2014

This year we grew a bit of everything. Some successfully, some not so much.

We had so many tomatoes and peppers that we borrowed little one's bucket 
all summer and fall to collect them. 

Cherry Type:
  • Risentraube-2 plants
  • Super Sweet 100-2 plants (our only hybrid tomato)
  • Black Cherry-3 plants
  • Blondkopfchen-2 plants
  • Roma Volunteer- 2 plants (also had several volunteers)
  • Green Zebra -2 plants (but one died during transplant)--I HATE this tomato. It always produces poorly.
  • Cherokee Purple - 3 plants (but one died during transplant)
  • Brandywine -3 plants
  • Sub-Artic Plenty 3 plants-supposed to be super early tomato. Later than the regular ones. Super lame.
  • Black Krim - 3 plants
  • Paul Robeson-3 plants
  • Arkansas Traveler-3 plants (lost one in transplant)
  • Dakota Gold - 2 plants (lost one in transplant. Poor yields on remaining one)
  • Purple Fleshed Orange Smudges - 3  plants(cross politated with the Costolutos and became very ribby and interesting looking)
  • Costoluto Genoveses-3 plants
  • Green Verde Tomatillo (2 plants)--I thought these would be fun for the little one to "open" but the inside skin is sticky. Toddler loved them, called them "apple tomatoes"--mom not so much.


  • California wonder -3 plants (hybrid)
  • Beaver Dam -2 plants
  • Red Minis-5 plants
  • Garden Sunshine-2 plants
  • Orange Bell-5 plants
  • Quadrato D'Asti (yellow) -5 plants --These were HUGE. Bigger than my hand.
  • Black Hungarian -1 plant
  • Banana -2  plants(hybrid)
  • Pepperocinio-1  plants(hybrid)


  • Pandora Striped -3 plants
  • Ping Tung-3 plants
  • Rosa Bianca -3 plants
These were all started from seed and were pretty much all lost causes except for the kohlrabi (which still ended up being too pungent and yucky).

  • Calabrese Green Sprouting Broccoli
  • Romanesco  Broccoli
  • Snowball Self-Blanching Cauliflower
  • Jersey Cabbage
  • Golden Acre
  • White Vienna Kohlrabi
  • Purple Kohlrabi

  • Giant Musselburgh Leeks
  • American Flag Leeks (We had a good leek crop, but I'm not sure which of the two produced them.  I think it was the musselburghs)
  • Red onions--didn't produce
  • Shallots (Which we actually got about 4!!) 
  • Garlic Chives (they're everwhere!!!!)
Lettuces and Greens:

  • Rainbow Lights Chard
  • Burpee's Rhubarb Chard
  • Red Romaine Lettuce
  • Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
  • Burpee Gourmet Mesclun Blend Lettuce
  • Southern Giant Curled Green Mustard
  • Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach
  • Monstrueux De Viroflay Spinach  (Both bolted before we could use any)
Beans and Peas:

  • Royalty Purple Podded Beans
  • Calima Beans
  • Roquetfort Wax beans
  • Bush Lima (disappointment)
  • Dragon Tongue Beans
  • Queen Anne Sugar Peas
  • Burpee Sugar Peas
  • Burpee Shelling Peas (these were yucky)
Root Veggies:
  • Laurentian Rutabaga (only got one) 
  • Parsienne Carrots
  • Nantes Carrots
  • Short 'n Sweet Carrots
  • Hollow Crown Parsnip (from own seed)
  • Golden Beets
  • Early Wonder Beets
  • Cylindra Beets
Herbs and Flowers:
I had planned on starting a large herb garden with six kinds of basil and many other things, but I didn't get to  these sadly.

  • We planted about 5 Tiger Mix Sunflowers that were very pretty. 
  • Our lime basil from the previous year came back from seed.
  • Our potted, mystery oregano produced very well (mostly through neglect).