We went to our local IGA last Friday for our bi-weekly grocery run and they had cabbage and broccoli seedlings out as well as onion sets. We looked at each other and Ralph got that gardening gleam in his eye! We talked about 2 seconds and then decided to go for it. We are planting a spring garden for greens and the like...that led to Irish potatoes as well!
I mean really....the birds are singing, the trees are budding and the daffodils are blooming. Spring is here and our fingers were just itching to get into the dirt.
Detroit Dark Red
Hybrid Red Ace
White Tipped Scarlett
Purple Topped White Globe
Seven Top [Turnip Greens]
American Purple Top Yellow [Rutabaga]
Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch Kale [53 days]
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce [43 days]
Danvers Half Long Carrots [70 days]
Bloomsdale Longstanding Spinach [45 days]
Rhubarb Swiss Chard [60 days]
He did actually get seed potatoes as well! While he was selecting seed potatoes I found a potato site I really like. The Potato Association of America, there is a lot of information here and write ups on a wide selection of varieties
Early to Mid season
Early to Mid Season
The plan is to be able to have fresh greens as needed or wanted, then use the potatoes as new or baby potatoes.
We just feel better having made this decision. Knowing we have something to do in the earth is good for our souls! Never mind the palate. It sounds funny but we just feel revitalized after having got the tubers in the ground and the seeds planted. The garden plot looks hopeful again, not abandoned and unloved!
So now we have 83 potential hills of potatoes, two areas of onions, planted closely for scallions, 12 cabbage and 16 broccoli. Then four rows of mixed greens that should just be fun to watch grow. I can hardly wait for the first radishes of the season mixed with greens into a fine spring salad! Oh and new potatoes Oh MY!