Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The rundown.

This is the list of vegetables/herbs I bought to plant in my teeny-tiny apartment garden. Feel free to laugh.

- Lettuce: Simpson Elite, Little Gem, Red & Green Romaine, Broadleaf Mix
- Mesclun (not mescaline, Art, which is totally different and entirely illegal): Spicy, Sweet, Regular
- Radishes: Easter Egg mix
- Beets: Golden, Detroit Red, Chicago Red
- Onions: Granex (Yellow Vidalia), scallions
- Potatoes: Catalina
- Carrots: White Satin, Purple Haze, Rainbow Blend
- Swiss chard: Bright Lights
- Squash (x7): Can't even remember the names...but I have zucchini, butternut, balmoral pansquash, spaghetti, crookneck, and several other kinds I can't think of off the top of my head...
- Tomatoes (x?): I have tie-dye colored tomatoes and yellow tomatoes and pink tomatoes and chocolate-colored tomatoes...Many. Let's just put it that way.
- Okra (I personally can't stand okra, but I know lots of people who like to eat it.)
- Peas (Black-eyed peas, English peas)
- Beans (Snap beans, purple running beans, bush beans)
- Eggplant (Lavender, Black Beauty)
- Hot peppers (more varieties and levels of heat than I know what to do with)
- Bell peppers (Green, yellow, orange, red, chocolate brown, purple...)
- Kohlrabi
- Spinach
- Herbs: Cilantro, Basil, Catnip, Chives, Lavender, Thyme, Dill, Tarragon, Oregano, etc...etc...etc...

On top of all this, I'm also trying for some tie-dye colored morning glories, some moon flowers, some zinnias, and other cutting flowers which I picked out of a catalog as being very pretty, but I don't know the names of any of them. But trust me - they're gorgeous.

So yeah. We'll see.


  1. Fun! I'm not laughing--I think that's a good variety. If you're really trying to conserve space, though, the squash would be the first to go (or be reduced in number). They take up a RIDICULOUS amount of space. And some of that stuff, of course, grows well in containers, if there's a spot you could stick some pots.

  2. Thanks for the tip!

    And yeah, a lot of this will be going into containers, anything that will tolerate it, really - Swiss chard, herbs, carrots (which I want to contain so I can have a more suitable soil for 'em than the red clay I'm trying to amend) tomatoes, bell peppers...I'm going to try and save my actual plot space for the grounders and climbers like beans, peas, squash, cukes and potatoes. Also greens so I can have a cut-and-come-again bed.

    Just realized I left cucumbers out of my list entirely...funny. But I AM growing them - there's pretty much nothing I'm NOT trying except turnips, parsnips, and rhubarb and rutabaga...just because I've never eaten any of them and would have no clue out to prepare them. Oh yeah, and no celery because I've heard it's a pain in the rear. I've never even SEEN rhubarb before...must not be a Southern thing. We have cowpeas. :P

    I'm hoping my father will help me out with some extra growing room in exchange for all the free veggies he can eat, so we'll see how that pans out. :)