Suggestions for Cool Seasons:
Artichokes (a perennial)
Burpee’s Golden, Chiogga
Premium Crop, Shogun
Cabbage (including Oriental cabbage-like greens)
Mokum, Parris Market
Cauliflower – there are purple ones too!
Argentata, Five Color Silverbeet,
Windsor; Aprovecho (sometimes appended with “Select”)
Florence Fennel (bulbing)
Romy, Zefa Fino.
Garlic (this is a long season crop, plant in Fall harvest next Summer)
Dinosaur or Black Kale
Carina, King Richard
more varieties than you can shake a stick at – or grow a mix!
Onions (also a long season growing; find “short-day” varieties)
Other leafy salad things
All-Blue, Caribe, Yukon Gold
French Breakfast, Fluo, Easter Egg, Purple Plum
Include all perennial herbs and perennial flowers. In addition, try some fun annuals like calendulas, larkspur, poppies (bread, California or Iceland types), sweet peas, and venidium. Make room for cilantro! Lots of cilantro!!
Suggestions for Warm Seasons:
Lettuce Leaf, Genova Profumatissima,
Beans - drying
Beans - lima
Roc d’Or, Romano, Royal Burgundy
Early Sunglow, Golden Bantam, Peaches and Cream, Country Gentleman
Lemon, Mideast Prolific
Asian Bride., Rosa Bianca
Zahra, Lebanese White
Acorn, Spaghetti, ornamental gourds
Brandywine, Golden Jubilee, Italian Gold, Orange Sungold, San Remo, Stupice, Sweet 100’s, Yellow Pear and about a thousand others!
Plant from seed or buy transplants at a nursery of fun warm-season annual flowers like marigolds, cleome (watch the stickers!), cosmos, sunflowers and zinnias. These warm season flowers make cheerful bouquets. You can also grow everlasting flowers like statice and gomphrena. The widest selection of flowers and vegetables is available to those who start their own from seed and order by mail from the catalogs above and many, many others.