Life begins the day you start a garden -- Chinese Proverb
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Officially Up and Running
Today we finally made it to the nursery for our vegetable starts. I sketched out on paper where I wanted to put what and we piled in the car. Here’s what vegetables we bought followed by some details on each:
First the peppers: Ixtapa – a mildly hot jalapeno Habanero – legendary hottest of all peppers from the Caribbean De Arbol – a red, slender pepper, originally from Mexico Tiburon – Poblano Hot Pepper for makinh chili rellenos Oriole – a sweet hybrid tangerine orange Bell Pepper
Next, tomatoes: Brandywine – the classic heirloom German Johnson – an old time heirloom from the Carolinas Box Car Willie – heirloom with good resistance from disease and cracking Mr. Stripey – clearly defined yellow-orange stripes, mild flavor, low acid Shady Lady – ample foliage provide excellent coverage for the fruit, preventing sunburn, hence the name Shady Lady Patio – a bush variety and good choice for container growing
Admittedly, we chose several tomatoes simply for their whimsical names. The abundance of these two vegetables reflects our penchant for homemade salsa.
We also planted: Derby – a stringless Bush Bean that produces all season Gold Rush – yellow zucchini summer squash Yellow Submarine – a yellow-skinned, seedless cucumber Satin Beauty – Eggplant