Ever since I expanded the garden no less than three times last year and went from 18 sqft to 204 sqft in one year, I now realize I have almost enough room to plant everything I could ever wish for. Then I think to myself, does anyone REALLY need 9 sqft of carrots or 20 sqft of radishes? I've found the answer is yes! Yes you do, especially if you spread the love through different varieties.
We're not adventurous eaters. I know I could grow all sorts of different squashes or peppers and cucumbers, but really, one kind is usually enough for us, given the exception of tomatoes. Yet I've been reading the seed lists and planting schedules of others recently and decided there were a few areas I could really branch out, namely carrots and radishes.
I've already planned on growing the basic red radish, my father's black radishes and the German blue radishes Stefaneener sent realized this wasn't such new territory after all, so I ordered some watermelon radish seeds as well which I hope will prove a nice contrast with the basic red ones.
I also ordered a purple carrot and a white carrot to go along with my basic carrot seeds I already purchased. There should be one more bright yellow carrot coming in the mail shortly.
So there you have it. I'm entering new territory and living on the edge, or at least it's as close to the edge as I'll get this year....anyone see the need for an armenian cucumber? Or rather, what off the beaten path variety of veggie can you not live without?
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.
May 20, 2013 - Granny Junior
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