Sunday, 31 May 2009

Our complete list of vegetables growing: now 38!

Many vegetables:
  • Tomatoes (different varieties), 11 plants
  • Eggplant, 1 plant
  • Peppers, 3 plants
  • Cucumber, 3 plants
  • Pumpkin (muskat provence), 2 plants
  • Zucchini, 3 plants (now blooming)
  • Spinach, several plants
  • Lettuce (different varieties), several plants
  • Rucula, several plants
  • Swiss-chard (two varieties), several plants
  • Broccoli, several plants (very beautiful, still untouched by pests)
  • Kohlrabi (purple variety), several plants
  • Leek, several plants
  • Garlic, several plants
  • Carrots (including purple haze variety), several plants
  • Radish, several plants
  • Beets, several plants
  • Hamburg Parsley (roots), two plants
  • Celery, several plants
  • Celeriac, a few still small plants (crop was mainly eaten by slugs)
  • Chicory, a few still small plants (crop was mainly eaten by slugs)
  • Potatoes and black potatoes, several plants
  • Beans (different varieties), several plants
  • Peas, a few plants (crop has failed)
  • Chick peas, a few plants
  • Lentils, a few plants (crop is doing badly, maybe due to cool weather)
Alternative and perenial (rare) vegetables:
  • Good King Henry, 1 plant
  • Yacon, 1 plant
  • Tiger Nuts, several plants (delicious tubers!)
  • Chinese artichokes, several plants
  • Jerusalem artichokes (tupinamps), 4 plants
  • Skirret, 2 plants
  • Peanuts, 4 plants (they struggle against the cool climate)
  • Sweet potatoes, 1 plant (now sprouting indoors)
  • Strawberry spinach, 3 plants
  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry (two varieties)
  • Elderberry
  • Strawberry mint (delicious smell!)
  • Savory
  • Wormwood
  • Thyme
  • Lavanda
  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Catnip
  • Lemon verbena (delicious tea!)
  • Lemon grass
  • Lemon balm
  • Bergamot herb (still very small)
  • Coriander (still small, slugs have eaten a lot of them)
Citrus trees:
  • Lemon tree
  • Bergamot tree
  • (To be updated soon)
Things that we currently try to grow:
  • Quinoa (sprouts but then fails, since it requires hot weather)
  • Millet (we couldn't sprout it yet)
  • Rice (sprous but then fails to grow)
  • Mung beans (still very small since it requires hot weather)
  • Salsify (sadly, it has rotted, or eaten by slugs, last week)
  • Wheat, Oats
  • Amaranth
  • Cumin
  • Flaxseed
  • Soy beans (maybe they will fail to grow, due to the cool climate)
Overall, we have about 38 edible vegetables species growing!!
In our small city garden, that had only 3-4 hours of direct sunlight.

We experiment with a lot of biodynamic planting, and companion planting.
This week, we will apply a nettle liquid-composted fertilizer that is an extremely rich one!

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