Since I got back from Texas in Mid-January, Molly and I have been flipping through and gushing over delicious looking seed catalogs–imagining what we want our gardens to produce this year. We surveyed our CSA, and asked them what they wanted us to grow this year. We also looked at all the beautiful vegetable pictures and read all of the glowing descriptions in the catalogs and decided to grow some new and exciting things!
This year we’ll be growing these new fun things:
Atomic Red Carrots
new, beautiful, little Eggplants
a number of different greens for the Spring and Fall
Rainbow Lacinato Kale (whatever will that be like?!)
Larger Storage Onions
new Tomato Varieties
new, exciting (I promise) Winter Squashes
new Gourd varieties
Jack O Lantern Pumpkins
I’m most excited about expanding with Potatoes, Grains, and Beans. I hope that we’ll be able to grow the majority of our whole year’s diet for ourselves and our roommates this year!
I’m also super excited about the PUMPKIN PATCH we will be planting in our Chicago Ave garden!!!!!! We’re going to have Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkins, Gourds, and Loofah growing in the area around our vegetables beds! It is going to be soooo fun to open it up on Sundays in the Fall for people to come pick out their pumpkins from a patch in their own urban neighborhood!!!! I think it is going to be so great!
Once we finish up our seeding spreadsheet, if I can figure out how to, I’ll upload it onto this site. That way people can look through it and see all the varieties we’re growing, when we are planning on planting things, and the way we plan and organize our gardens on paper.
Here are some pictures of the pumpkins and gourds we are going to be growing this year: