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Old February 7, 2022   #1
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Well, already posted the tomato list, so hears what else I'm putting in. Since I drastically increased the number of tomatoes (from 15 last year to 35-40 this year) I had to cut back on a lot of other stuff because I was running out of room. This list is subject to change, as I am looking at a different apartment that would give me roughly twice the room or a bit more to use for garden. If that happens, then things I would normally grow but don't have planned this year will be added in once I get an area measured and staked out and can plan things out. But for now:

Prizehead Lettuce (free gift from seedsnsuch.com)
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
Iceberg Lettuce
De Cicco Broccoli
Freedom Cauliflower
Spineless Supreme Zucchini
Jupiter Bell Pepper
Blue Lake 274 green beans

So what is everyone else growing or planning on growing this year?
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Old February 7, 2022   #2
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My focus this year, apart from tomatoes, is

Chive flowers
Spigariello
Blue Mustard
Aji Amarillo peppers
Squash blossoms
Napoletano basil
Chokame corn

Those are the main things.
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Old February 7, 2022   #3
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I might try to sneak some herbs in somewhere Fred. If you want squash blossoms, I should have lots off the zucchini I'll put in 3 hills with 3-4 plants in each Shipping them to you intact and in decent condition might be a bit of a challenge though.

Are the Aji Amarillo peppers a super hot pepper? I don't know that I've ever heard of them. The one's I'm trying this year are supposed to be basically a large jalapeno, but with about twice the normal heat of a jalapeno.
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Old February 7, 2022   #4
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As usual too many tomatoes for this small yard but there will also be strawberries, blueberries, gooseberries, rhubarb and the fruit trees, lots of flowers, zinnias, cosmos, roses, sunflowers and my wildly weedy pollinator garden along the road.
Assorted veggies beans, snow peas,potatoes,peppers, eggplant, onions garlic, lots of herbs, cukes squash,…. All in small rows and not that much of any one thing really. Just a fun jumbled assortment of a bit of everything
Excited to get started! Too soon here yet.
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Way too soon here too Karen, we've currently got about 11" of snow on the ground and the high today was about 25....
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Well, I'm getting closer and closer to having things in the ground here. Soil tests done, fertilizer plan "kind of" in place, and ground worked for the first time. Cauliflower and Broccoli are up, had some death loss as always, but have enough of both this year to hit my targeted number of plants in the ground. The real success this year has to be my peppers. for the first time ever I repotted the same number of peppers (bells and jalapenos) as what sprouted and came up!
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Well, I'm getting closer and closer to having things in the ground here. Soil tests done, fertilizer plan "kind of" in place, and ground worked for the first time. Cauliflower and Broccoli are up, had some death loss as always, but have enough of both this year to hit my targeted number of plants in the ground. The real success this year has to be my peppers. for the first time ever I repotted the same number of peppers (bells and jalapenos) as what sprouted and came up!
Hello D J Wolf

Why are you having death loss of your plants from Cauliflower to Broccoli?
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Why are you having death loss of your plants from Cauliflower to Broccoli?
I always have a little loss, be it a weak plant, something I miss watering, or something else. It's ok though, because I always over plant to start with
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Other than tomatoes: Broccoli 'Green Magic' and bell peppers, 'Corona' and 'Revolution'
plus 'Jedi' jalapeno. Kohlrabi was a bust. Lettuce 'MTO' and 'Hanson'.
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Rutabaga is new to my Farm this year. It was not my favorite as a child, but an important crop for the Contraband Slaves to grow in the font of Fort Monore to help feed Union Soldiers and Major Benjamin Butlers during the Civil War. A very important crop to trade with Free Citizens and Native Americans in North Carolina and South Carolina.
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Rutabaga is new to my Farm this year. It was not my favorite as a child, but an important crop for the Contraband Slaves to grow in the font of Fort Monore to help feed Union Soldiers and Major Benjamin Butlers during the Civil War. A very important crop to trade with Free Citizens and Native Americans in North Carolina and South Carolina.
The best part of Rutabagas is the tops. They are my favorite greens.
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Well, I can not wait to taste the top. I put breaks driving past a local Farmer's Market seeing them displayed last year. They were so big. My Great Aunt Annie cooked them all the time during my summers in N. C.. She was a Cherokee Indian on my Daddy's side of the Family. But when I got to my Mother's side of the family from New Jersey during the summertime in N C & S C; they told me I was just like my Great Grandfather on my Mother's side of the family who came to Virginia. I just wanted to help any Farmer, Amen!! Only found the Rutabagas to taste bad, but loved taking care of them growing in the Gardens.
I hope the green tops of the Rutabagas taste better.

Please share some recipes.
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