I thought I’d share with you what I’ll be growing in my organic vegetable garden this year. I’m trying a few new vegetables and varieties and, as I write this, I desperately wish I was outside planting right now.
My Staple Vegetables
I call this list my staple vegetables because I grow them every year. They are some of my favorites as well as my family’s. When it comes to my staples, I usually plant the same varieties each year for specific reasons. While I enjoy them fresh, I also preserve and freeze many of my vegetables.
- Cucumbers: Hybrid Miss Pickler (Fresh/Pickle)
- Carrots: Rainbow Mix (Fresh/Freeze)
- Radishes: Black Spanish Round (Fresh)
- Beans: Purple Pod/Imp. Golden Wax/Orient Wonder (Fresh/Freeze)
- Peas: Maestro (Fresh/Freeze)
- Corn: Hybrid
Northern Xtra-Sweet Bicolor/Japanese White Hull-less (Fresh/Freeze)
- Onions: White/Red: (Fresh/Store)
This year I’m trying a few new varieties such as Black Spanish Round radishes, Orient Wonder beans (yard-long), and Japanese White
corn (popcorn). I’ll be growing my staples from seed with the exception of the
List of Transplants
If I had the time and space I’d grow just about every vegetable to my liking. Unfortunately this isn’t feasible. I don’t always grow the same vegetables every year. One year I may grow broccoli and no cauliflower and vice versa the next year. I’ll be turning to transplants for these vegetables this year.
List of Extras
Some of the vegetables in this list I’ll be growing for the first time like leeks and kohlrabi. Much like the transplants listed above, I don’t always grow the same “extras” every year.
- Leeks: American Flag
- Kohlrabi: Early White
- Spinach: Hybrid Regal
- Beets: Perfected
- Winter Squash: Hyb. Argonaut
- Summer Squash: Black Magic
So, what will you be growing in your organic vegetable garden this year?