Much like Minnesotans are always talking about the weather, gardeners are always talking about what they are planting or have planted. So here is what I have planned for the year!
I will have to admit that I may have went a little overboard with the mail order catalogs this year. Spring fever hit me in a bad way back in February and a little catalog retail therapy seemed to be the answer at the time. I’m sure there will be many more plants bought this spring at the greenhouses!
From Jung Seed Company:
1. Jersey Supreme Hybrid Asparagus – my Dad would be proud; he has probably a half a football field worth of asparagus!
2. Heritage Everbearing Raspberry – started a patch of these last year, but about 3/4th of them were lost due to the drought and my inability to keep up with the watering 😦
3. Flemish Beauty Pear – I have enough room, so am able to order the ‘standard’ size rather than dwarf.
4. Hardy Wisconsin Pear – Again went with the ‘standard’ size. Says fruit stores well, which is a plus.
6. Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry – as a kid I remember picking and eating Ground Cherries right in the garden.
7. Cactus Hybrid Zinnia – this trial packet came with my order.
1. Sugar Pearls™ Apricot – Is it bad that I pretty much ordered this tree because its name sounds so good?
2. Harlayne Apricot – This tree is the recommended pollinator for Sugar Pearls.
3. Contender Peach – recommended for northern growers and we are limited for Peach options in Zone 4.
4. Reliance Peach – listed as a canning variety.
5. Ka-Bluey Blueberry – Pretty much I ordered this type of Blueberry because its picture looked awesome in the catalog. Talk about the most un-thought, un-scientific reason for picking a variety!
6. McIntosh Apple – these are my favorite type of apple!
7. American Flag Leek – thought I’d try planting Leek seeds this year.
8. Banana Peppers – I love Banana Peppers on my Subway – so gonna grow my own.
9. Roma Tomatoes – Hoping to can my own Spaghetti sauce again this year and Roma is a good variety for sauces.
10. Beefsteak Tomatoes – these are really big, flavorful tomatoes!
11. Shallots – going to give shallots a try for fun.
1. Kale – Dwarf Blue Curled Vates – wanted a dwarf variety.
2. Impatiens – Flavours Hybrid Mix – I had plans to buy a whole flat of impatiens, but decided growing my own was a more economical choice.
3. Sweet Pepper – Chinese Giant – these look really tasty.