We’ve decided to enlarge our gardens this year so my youngest son and I broke another garden this week. Its about 15’x10′ and is destined to have English Peas planted in it. I am hoping that we can finish tilling the garden this week and get the peas in too. By the time my husband got home, we had done the most time consuming part and he was able to hold the tiller down harder than we were and really dig into the soil.
Her is the list of seeds I have already purchased for this years garden:
West Indian Gherkin – This ia a very old varietyof cucumber that originated in India and has been used in making pickles for many years. I have never seen pickles made from them, so maybe they’ve fallen out of favor. I got them and most of my seeds from Seed Savers Exchange.
La Ratte Potato – These are a french variety, fingerling potato. I really like cooking with them. I served them the other night and my family looked at them with raised eyebrows, as if perhaps they’d been dug too soon!
The main reason that I chose heirloom varieties fromthis particular seed producer is that we do a lot of reenacting for the years 1830-1865 and these vegetables will be useful for those events. But another reason I chose this producer is that their seeds are certified organic and organically grown. We try to have a completely organic garden and these wil help us continue that.
What are you growing this year?