Grow ALL The Things 2014

For anyone who is interested in what plants and varieties of those plants I grow in my garden here in the Portland area, Oregon, here is the list.  I try a lot of different types each year, if a variety carries through year after year it's a good indicator that it did really well, or there was something about it that was worth repeating (such as outstanding flavor, or striking appearance).  Roughly 175 sq. ft. of garden and 50 sq. ft. in the rest of the yard contains...

  •  Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Lavender
  • Greek Oregano
  • Catnip
  • Chives
  • Spearmint
  • Sweet Basil
  • Dill
  • Garlic (red variety, not sure what it is)
  • Cilantro 
  • Thai Basil

  • Benton Strawberries
  • Bing Cherry Tree
  • Green Globe Artichoke
  • Crimson Red Rhubarb
  • Patriot, Chippewa, and Chandler Blueberries

Flowering Plants:
  • Wallflower
  • Nasturtiums
  • Violas/Pansies
  • Honeysuckle
  • Azaleas
  • Dahlias
  • Snow-in-Summer
  • Gladiolas
  • Lillies
  • Bee Balm
  • Sunflower (Mammoth)
  • Clematis

  • Onions ( Sweet Yellow, Sweet Spanish White)
  • Beans (Speedy Bush, Royal Burgundy Bush, Fortex Pole, Chinese Red Noodle)
  • Carrots (Sugarsnax 54, Napa)
  • Cabbage (Derby Day, Parel)
  • Broccoli (Packman)
  • Celery (Unknown Variety)
  • Pumpkin (Fairytale, Cinderella)
  • Cauliflower (Amazing)
  • Cucumber (Marketmore 97, Lemon, Bush Pickle, National Pickling)
  • Eggplant (Prosperosa)
  • Kale (Wild Garden Mix)
  • Lettuce (Buttercrunch, Slo-Bolt, Salad Bowl, Red Sails, Valmaine)
  • Peas (Cascadia, Oregon Sugar Pod II)
  • Peppers (Cute Stuff, Red Ruffled, Jalapeno, Wonder Bell, Ascent Thai)
  • Swiss Chard (Bright Lights)
  • Zucchini (Black Beauty)
  • Winter Squash (None this year)
  • Leek (Roxton)
  • Tomatoes (Beaverlodge Plum, Oregon Spring, Bloody Butcher, Chadwick Cherry, Sweet Million Cherry, Cuore di Bue, Brandywine, Pineapple, San Marzano Gigante 3, Roma)

Since I am working with a small space I only plant 1 to 6 of each of the larger plant varieties.  As I narrow down the ones I prefer there will be fewer varieties planted each year.
Thanks for reading!

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