Even though I am still harvesting wonderful summer vegetables such as peppers, cucumber and eggplant. My mind is looking forward to my winter garden with plenty of spinach, leafy greens, and garlic. Here is my agenda for fall.
1. Correnta Spinach- I experimented last year and this variety gave me nice leafy greens that were easy to germinate and slow to bolt.
2. Grand Rapids Tipburn Resistant: A curly leaf lettuce.
3. Marvel of Four Seasons: Great dark lettuce leafed lettuce.
4. Burpee Simpson Elite Lettuce: New I haven’t tried this variety but hey it was on sale last season for ten cents.
5. Mizuna Mustard: New, I thought it would be nice to try a new green. I’ll keep this one in a pot as it can spread and become evasive.
1. Cilantro- I would love to get a good crop of cilantro this year. We use it often in recipes and I hate paying for it at the grocery store.
2. Parsley: I have so many left over seeds from last year, I thought I might as well try again.
3. Thyme: My goal is to have enough fresh thyme growing for Thanksgiving. However, this is a very slow growing herb and I haven’t had the best luck with it.
Garlic: I’m not sure of which variety I want to try. I’ve heard good things about a variety called Music.
Shallots: New, I spotted these bulbs at the local nursery. Compared to onions, shallots are more expensive to buy but much easier to grow in the home garden.
Walla Walla Onions: These are divine and I must grow these on a regular basis. A nice, sweet yellow onion.
Red Amposta Onion: New, per my research this is one of the best red onions for seed flavor and large bulbs.
White Lisbon Scallion Bunching Onion: You can never have too many bunching onions. Easy to grow and they are used often in our kitchen.
Peas: While I’ve never been a huge fan of peas, I’ve been told it’s because I’ve never tried a fresh one from the garden. I settled on a dwarf variety called Little Marvel.
I also have seeds for Catalina Spinach, a small baby spinach, I think this variety is better suited for consistently colder climates. If anyone would be interested in trying it send me an e-mail. It’s very tasty but since I live in zone 9 and our winters are inconsistent, it’s not the best variety for me.
What about all of you, is there anything I should be planting this winter that I forgot?