Varieties Grown in 2009

This is an updated listing of the varities of edible plants growing in my yard in 2009. These are things that have either been eaten already or are in the ground now. On this page I will update the list as I plant new crops. Things marked with a * were grown from home saved seeds.

VEGETABLES & ANNUAL FRUITS

BEANS

*Aunt Jean’s pole beans, AKA Calypso, from seed in May

*Apache Purple Pod, from seed in May

King of the Garden Lima, from seed in May

Provider Bush beans, from seed in June

Royalty, from seed in May

Yard Long beans,AKA asparagus beans, from seed in May

Kentucky Wonder pole beans, from seed in May

Asparagus or winged beans, from seed in May

Pencil Pod Golden Wax bush beans, from seed, in May

BEETS

*Cylindra

*large mixed [yellow, pink, red, white]

CARROTS

Danvers Half Long

Imperator

Purple Dragon

COLE CROPS

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Purple cauliflower

White cauliflower

CORN

Chires Baby Corn, from seed indoors, May, planted out mid May

Bloody Butcher, from seed indoors, mid May, planted out end of month

CUCUMBER

Double yield

EGGPLANT

Black Beauty, from store, potted up mid May

Neon Hybrid, from seed, March

*Neon F2, from seed, March

GREENS

Lettuce mix

Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach

*Swiss chard

Mache, bolting, May

Claytonia, bolting, May

*Red Russian Kale

Giant Red Mustard

Pak Choy

NZ spinach, from seed early May

Malabar spinach, from seed early May

Sorrel

HERBS & EDIBLE FLOWERS

Basil, Lettuce leaf

Basil, Spicy Globe

Basil, Thai

Bergamot

*chervil

*Cilantro / coriander

Chives, regular

Chives, garlic

Chaste tree, aka Monk’s pepper, buddleia, summer lilac

Calendula

Daylilies

Dill

Fennel

Hollyhocks

Honeysuckle

Lavender

Lilacs

Marigold, Lemon Gem

Marigold, Tangerine Gem

Marigold, Texas Tarragon

Mint, peppermint

Nasturtium, Alaska

Nasturtium, Empress of India

Oregano, Italian

Pansies

Rosemary

Sage, broadleaf

Sage, chaparral

Sage, Pineapple, blooming in May

Tulips

Violas, some still blooming in May

Violets

MELONS

*Hales Best Jumbo cantaloupe, 1st planting on compost heap 1st week of March

Blacktail Mountain watermelon, 1st planting on compost heap 1st week of March

Jubilee watermelon, start from store, planted mid May

*Northern New Mexico melon, from seed planted in June

OKRA

Burgundy, started from seed, early May, planted out 2 weeks later

ONION FAMILY

Leeks– the Student

Garlic, regular, pulled mid May and Elephant, pulled late May

Onion

Ebenezer?

Florence Red Bottle, from seed

Welsh bunching, from seed

Red Bunching, from seed

PEAS

*Sugar Snap, powdery mildew in mid May

Blueshokker, powdery mildew in mid May, making come back due to cool rainy spell, late May

*Dwarf Grey Sugar

*Little Marvel

Maxi Golt, done early May

Sweet Magnolia, done late May

PEPPERS

Ancho Gigantea, from seed

Jimmy Nardello, from seed

Anaheim, from seed

Santa Fe Grande, purchased plants

Sweet Red Bell, purchased plants

Georgia Flame, from seed

Alma Paprika, from seed

POTATOES

All Blue [Peruvian ?]

Red LaSoda

Yukon Gold

Russet

RADISHES

Easter Egg

SQUASH

Baby Blue Hubbard

Trombocino

Kabocha

Delicata

SWEET POTATOE

Beauregard, started sprouting 1st week of March, slips potted up mid May

TOMATOES

All varieties started from seed indoors, 1st week of Jan

Super Italian Paste

Polish Linquisa

Snow White

Yellow Pear

Yellow Marble

*Princepe Borghese, 1st fruit June 6

Imur Prior Beta, 1st ripe fruit May 29

Red Currant, first ripe fruit, May 27

TURNIPS

White Globe Purple top

MISCELLANEOUS

Jicama, started indoors in April, planted out in May

Purple de Milpa Tomatillo, started indoors in April, planted out in May

Ice plant

Honey locust tree

Corn Poppy, planted in Jan, bloom in May, seeds ready June 1

PERENNIAL VEGETABLES

Jersey Hybrid Asparagus

Connover’s Colossal Asparagus

Elephant Ears

Canna Lilly

FRUIT

Strawberry, Sequoia- first fruit, late May

Blackberry, Thornless,  Arapaho

Blackberry, Shawnee

Blueberry, Southern High bush, Sharp Blue

Blueberry, Southern High Bush, Misty

Apple, Granny Smith, ready October

Apple, Anna

Apple, Grimes Golden

Apple, Summer [mislabeled, unknown variety]ripe late July

Boysenberry

Raspberry, Heritage

Raspberry, Baba, 1st fruit early June

Plum, Santa Rosa

Elderberry, Wild Mexican

Grape, Thompson Seedless

Huckleberry, from seed

GRAIN & SEEDS

Buckwheat

Winter wheat, plant Sept/ Oct, harvest in May

Rye, plant Sept/ Oct, harvest in May

Popping sorghum, planted in May

Mammoth Sunflowers

Oil Sunflowers

Sunflowers, mixed kinds & colors, small seeded

Quinoa, planted in May

VOLUNTEER/EDIBLE WEEDS

Red root pigweed

Lambs quarters

Chickweed

INEDIBLE BUT OTHERWISE USEFUL PLANTS

Soapwort: roots make cleansing suds good for gentle cleaning of delicate or vintage fabric

Golden bamboo: useful small garden stakes

Madder: a dye plant, red from the roots, yellow/tan from the tops. And the chickens love it.

JUST STUFF

Vinca major, drought tolerant ground cover

Virginia creeper, Drought tolerant vine/ground cover

Bearded iris: flowers

Star jasmine: fragrant flowers

Trumpet creeper: draws humming birds

Bridal Wreath

Snap Dragon

Baby’s Breath

Cosmos

Various wild flowers of unknown varieties

Daffodils

Paper white narcissus

2 Comments

  1. July 27, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Elephant ears and canna lily can be eaten?

    • maryhysong said,

      October 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm

      Yes, There are special canna varieties that have large roots, but any of them can be roasted and eaten. The Elephant ears come in different varieties, some you eat the roots and some you eat the leaf stalks. There is a book about 100 perennial vegetables that has more info


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