Friday, January 9, 2009

I need more land!

Yeah, you heard me. I need to make more space for my veggie garden this year. It's been expanding like crazy! Can you believe it?! This year, the hubs is going to build me an outdoor green house because I need the space and light. He says the house smells like poop when I start my seedlings indoors!

NEW this year:
  1. Sweet potatoes - My husband loves them and they seem easy. They are shipped as plants in the spring and take 3-4 months to mature. I've never been a fan of sweet potatoes. How do you like to eat them?

  2. Baby carrots - Round, 3-4" in length. I'm going to grow these in pots this year. The ground seems too hard for the carrots to stretch out.

  3. Banana peppers - Red and orange, long peppers.
  4. Butter lettuce - I had butter lettuce the first time in Paris. It really is buttery and so soft. It's heaven! Lettuce is really easy to grow too.

  5. Radishes - Another veggie that my husband and his mom like. I'm not a fan, but it's an easy container plant. I'll see what the fuss is all about.
  6. Armenian cucumbers - Based on their picture and description, it seems similar to an English cucumber, so I'd like to try it. They can get up to a yard long!

  7. Bok choi
  8. Lemon basil -
  9. Thai basil
  10. Filet beans
  11. Fairytale eggplants - These are by far the best little eggplants ever! They are the perfect size to grill or sautee with a little olive oil. Pop them right into your mouth! Buttery, fleshy and not seedy or bitter.
  12. Herbs - This year, I'm going to buy plants (with the exception of basil) such as thyme, rosemary, and sage. I just have too much going on to bother with the herbs. I'm going to make an area just for herbs.
  13. Pumpkins
Again this year:
  1. Plum & Grape tomatoes
  2. Arugula
  3. Basil & mini basil bushes
  4. English cucumbers - I'm going to plant as many of these as possible! They were so delicious and prolific last year. Quick, crisp, great for salads and pickling. Needs lots of consistent watering.

  5. Lemon cucumbers - Small, sweet and eaten like an apple! I threw these into my lunch bag last summer and they were such a nice treat to munch on.

  6. Dill, Cilantro, Parsley,
  7. Bianco (white) eggplants
  8. Asparagus
  9. Sweet corn - Mmmm. So easy and delicious!
  10. Watermelon & Cantelope
I miss my garden. Can you just taste it now!?


kimberly_michelle said...

Sweet potato fries are about the yummiest thing ever invented :) Or you can just bake them like a normal potato and put honey butter in them... ahh....

Sade said...

I wish I have more land too. But alas I have a townhouse which means no land. This year I am going to attempt to plant some herbs in pots. I hope they grow.

I love your blog.

miss shortcake said...

those lemon cucumbers are bizarre! Where did you find them/the seeds?

Pink Thumb said...

Hey Shortcake,
You can find the seeds in any garden store. Burpee sells them on their website as well. They are great! You should try them