Golightly Gardens: Veg grow list summer 2012

It’s been a late start for some of the kitchen garden this year, on account of getting the garden fixed up plus the rain slowing everything down in April. However, I’ll be making up for lost time wherever I can.

I’ll be growing two main types of crops. Firstly, high yielding veggies, ideally ones that crop over a long growing season and don’t take up too much space. Secondly, ‘delicacy’ veggies that are expensive to buy but cheap and easy to grow.

Here’s the plan so far…

Sown in salad boxes and hanging baskets:

  • Mixed baby leaves (sown as ‘cut and come again’)
  • Rocket
  • Mizuna
  • Radiccio
  • Red & green Salad Bowl lettuce
  • Tom thumb lettuce
  • Little Gem lettuce
  • Land cress
  • White Lisbon spring onion
  • Shimonita spring onion
  • French Breakfast 3 radish
  • Globe radish
  • Random mixed radish seeds
  • Edible nasturtium
Outdoors in large pots:
  • Early Onward peas
  • Sugarsnap peas
  • Broad beans
  • Runner beans
  • Dwarf French beans

Seedlings currently indoors:

  • Tomato (Gardener’s Delight, Marmande, Plum Roma, San Marzano II, Tigerella, Gartenperle, Yellow Pear, Sunrise)
  • Marketmore cucumber
  • Chillis (Cayenne, Hungarian Hot Wax, Early Jalapeno)
  • Sweet peppers (mixed Romano, mixed Colour Spectrum)
  • Courgette: Tromba d’Albenga, Tondo (round), Yellow Crookneck squash
  • Pumpkin: Red Kuri (‘onion squash’)

Outdoor seedlings:

  • Brussels sprouts
  • purple sprouting broccoli

Sown in small raised bed:

  • Blue Lake climbing French bean
  • Rainbow chard
  • Pak choi
  • Yu choy
  • Primo cabbage (compact, green)
  • Beet leaf Perpetual Spinach

Sown in large raised bed:

  • Paris Market and Nantes 5 carrots
  • Lazio spinach
  • Dwarf kale
  • Autumn Spear calabrese
  • Fennel
  • Parsnip
  • Turnip
  • Beetroot
  • Climbing borlotto bean
  • White sprouting broccoli
  • Baby leeks (Musselburgh)

On my wish list are seedlings of black cherry tomato and Thai bird eye chilli, but there’s nothing left in the budget for them. Maybe I’ll be lucky and get some in a swap.

Think I have my work cut out here!

Are you growing anything different?

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  1. Crikey Penny – you’re going to be a busy gal keeping all that going! Good luck, it sounds fab!!

  2. Hi Jackie. Yes, am starting to realise that! Hopefully the busy days of early Spring will be worth the effort.

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