Mary's Veggie Garden

March 16, 2015

Its a plan…

Filed under: Vegetables — marysveggiegarden @ 11:31 am

It is almost a month since my last garden picture. Snow melt is progressing slowly and the weather continues very cold.

3/16/2015 Finally I managed to open the gate yesterday.

3/16/2015 Yesterday I managed to open the garden gate which has been frozen in the mud since mid-January.

With the gate back in operation, I can get in to prune the raspberries. I want to plant snow peas in 2 weeks, but the area is still deep in snow.

This weekend was spent laying out my gardens on paper.  The plans are not finished. I recently got some free seed at a seed swap with dates of 2011 & 2012 and realized they should be germination tested before being put on my garden map.

There is no rush to finish the map with the garden is still under a thick blanket of snow.

Here is what I plan to plant in 2015. It looks like a lot of stuff but for vegetables such as brassicas, peppers and tomatoes I grow only 2-4 plants of any variety. I like to try new varieties but don’t put too much space into anything new.

bean Jacobs Cattle, bush, dry
bean Jade, rust resistant
bean Soy, Tohya
beets Red Ace F1
beets Chioggia
beets Bulls Blood
broccoli Arcadia F1 summer for fall& winter
broccoli Bay Meadows F1 for spring & summer plantings
broccoli Coronado Crown Hybrid
cabbage Ruby Perfection Hybrid
cabbage Napa, Soloist F1
carrot Atomic Red
carrot Bolero F1. resists Cercospora & Alternaria blights, storage variety
carrot Yaya, early variety
celeriac Brilliant
celeriac Large Smooth Prague (from Norma)
chard Bright Lights
corn Honey Select syn
cucumber Salt & Pepper
cucumber Picolino F1 mini-English
Kale Winterbor
kohlrabi Kolibri Hyb
lettuce Cimmaron
lettuce Concept, Summer Crisp
lettuce Pinetree lettuce mix
lettuce Two Star Loose Leaf
Mache Vit
onion Cabernet F1 red, 4-6 mo. storage
onion Copra
onion Evergreen Bunching Heshiko
onion Yellow sets for early harvest
Parsnip Hollow Crown
peas Cascadia
peas Snowbird
peas Sugar Snap
pepper Intruder, bell
pepper Carmen
pepper Glow F1 73 days orange
pepper Highlander
pepper Miniature Red Bell
pepper Yummy Blend, sweet hungarian
potato Blue, unknown variety
Potato Fingerling from Terry, great flavor
Potato Kennebec excellent storage, resists LB
Potato Red Thumb fingerling,late, roast
Potato Russet Burbank best storage
Potato Yukon Gold great flavor, medium storage
radish Cherry Belle
radish Chinese Red Meat
radish Green Meat
radish White Hailstone
Spinach Tyee (also for fall planting)
Spinach Amsterdam Prickly Seeded
Spinach Giant Noble
Squash Autumn Crown semi bush
squash Early Butternut
squash Butternut Metro PMR
squash Rumbo
squash Cocozelle
sweet potato 4 new varieties from Sandhill Preservation
sweet potato Georgia Jets
sweet potato Purple
tomato Crimson Carmello
tomato Health Kick
tomato Lizzano – LB resistant
tomato Jasper F1 indet
tomato Sungold indet
tomato Opalka Indet


  1. I like to try new things but I don’t give new veggies much room either. I hope you can get your snow peas planted in time!

    Comment by Dave @ OurHappyAcres — March 16, 2015 @ 1:35 pm | Reply

    • You are more adventurous trying new things than I. But if something doesn’t do well because of disease, it is worth trying a different variety, or several side-by-side to see how they all do in the same conditions.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — March 16, 2015 @ 1:49 pm | Reply

  2. What an impressive variety of veggies! Sure sound better than all of the packaged food one sees on the grocery shelves. The snow has melted off of my well-mulched garlic plot which was planted last October; perhaps the deep mulch had something to do with the melting there and before all of the surrounding snow. Since I haven’t grown parsnips before, I look forward to planting them later this spring and harvesting them next fall. Perhaps I’ll get some snow peas in the ground in early April — Our remaining snow will melt eventually!!!

    Comment by Ginny — March 16, 2015 @ 5:18 pm | Reply

  3. Still cannot open my garden gate, maybe by the end of the week.

    Comment by Norma Chang — March 16, 2015 @ 7:24 pm | Reply

  4. That is a great list – lots of variety, for sure! I’m relatively new at this so I’m still trying to figure out what my favourites are and what does well in our garden. I made the mistake that both you and Dave obviously avoid by planting larger quantities of “untested” veg and then kicking myself when they don’t do well (or I don’t like them) and think that I could have used a good chunk of that space for a proven veg. Well, at least I’m learning, although sometimes the hard way 😉

    Comment by Margaret — March 16, 2015 @ 8:04 pm | Reply

  5. The Green Meat Radish looks interesting. Is that one of the new veggies you’re trying?
    I echo Ginny’s comment – impressive list of veggies.

    Comment by Connie — March 16, 2015 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

    • Green Meat was new last year, leftover seed this year. I planted it mid-August after harvesting the edamame soy. August 1 would have been better as most were medium-small. It is similar to a daikon radish, but with green skin. I prefer the sweetness and color of Watermelon radish, but the Green Meat grew better from a late planting.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — March 17, 2015 @ 9:05 am | Reply

  6. I leaves my garden gates open in the winter. Otherwise I still wouldn’t be able to open them. Even without all the snow we have had sometimes they get iced up.

    Comment by daphnegould — March 17, 2015 @ 9:04 am | Reply

    • There are too many deer, I wouldn’t want them to form the habit of going inside the garden.

      Comment by marysveggiegarden — March 17, 2015 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

  7. Impressive list of plants you have chosen. I see a lot of familiar names. Like you, I tend to plant a little of a lot because I like to experiment and I like the variety.

    Comment by dvelten — April 7, 2015 @ 10:00 pm | Reply

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