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In the Cat's garden... [Mar. 3rd, 2004|06:45 pm]
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[atlanticat]
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Well, since this seemed to be the place, I thought I'd post what I'll be growing this year. So far we have:

Herbs: Spearmint, Stevia, Basil, Catnip, Chives, Dill, Marjoram, Thyme, Chocolate Mint, Cumin, Lemon Balm, Wasabi, and Lemon Mint.

Tomatoes: Legend, Stiletz, Honey Bunch Grape, Red Robin, Opalka, and Bush Beefsteak.

Peppers: Habanero, Super Heavyweight Bell, Peter, Chocolate Beauty Bell, Senorita Jalapeno, Greek Golden Pepperoncini, King of the North Bell, Cayenne Long Red Slim, Miniature Bell, and Purira Chile.

Beans: Kentucky Blue Snap, Garbanzo, Red Mexican, Black Coco, and Red Kidney.

Lettuce: Buttercrunch, Esmerelda, Little Gem, Sucrine, and Long Standing Batavian.

Onions: Egyptian, Evergreen White Bunching, and Newburg.

Miscellaneous: Mokum Carrots, Sugar Daddy Snap Peas, Solitaire Watermelon, Snow White Celeriac, Homemade Pickles Cucumber, and Nutri-Bud Broccoli.

Yeah, I'm a seed catalog freak. And with an aspiring chef for a significant other and a garden at my parents' place, too, I've got a lot on my plate this year. But that's okay, I love it anyway. You have to, to want to plant all of that. :)
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[User Picture]From: atlanticat
2004-03-05 06:04 am (UTC)
Yeah, most of this is going on the balcony, though a few items are going specifically into the parents' garden and nowhere else because I don't have the room for them (several species of tomato plants, bell peppers, and some of the herbs). I go crazy on the seed catalogs every few years when I run out and somehow in the move, I managed to lose my seed collection, so I have to start from scratch this year. I have a very long balcony that faces South and gets morning sun, so it should be pretty easy. The only problem is that I won't get many plants of each type...as long as it's enough for the salsa, that's all I need. :)

Believe it or not, I have only a small tolerance for pepper heat. I was raised on a bland and primarily Polish diet, so I had to acquire my appreciation for spicy foods when I was older. Peppers are my "gardener's madness" item. I like growing them just because I like growing them. These ones are all used in my salsa (there is a method to my madness), except for the Peter pepper. That one I've always wanted to grow because I have a twisted sense of humor. *Grin*
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