Garden plans for spring

February 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm 2 comments

Valentine bush bean

Orange banana tomato

It always happens. February rolls around and I can’t wait to get my hands in the garden. (Come 110 degree weather in July, this feeling fades fast.)

Most of the garden is filled with perennial flowers, a lot of which are native species. It doesn’t leave a lot of room for improvisation from year to year, but I always find ways to sneak in some herbs and veggies. (All photos from, my favorite place to order seeds from)

Plans for this spring:

Green onions

Amarillo (yellow) carrots

Cosmic purple carrots

Snow white carrots

Regular orange carrots




Genovese basil

SIam queen thai basil

Black cherry tomato

Slo-bolt cilantro

Cosmic purple carrots

Dragon tongue bush bean

Frosted queen mix bachelor's button (I know, not a vegetable)

Green grape tomato - super excited to try this

Green zebra tomatoes - a yearly favorite

Illini gold

Jujube cherry tomato

Lemon cuke cucumber

Lilliput mix - zinnia

Riesentraube tomato

Royalty purple pod bush bean - another yearly favorite. Turns green when cooked, great taste, prolific grower.

Sungold select

Violet jasper


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kiwidutch  |  February 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Himself bought some purple asparagus a while back and usually I pan fry asparagus but he decided to boil them…
    …to his horror the purple bled out into the water and they were more or less white underneath.
    For that reason I’m itching to see what happens to those purple carrots once they are boiled!
    Did you know that purple carrots are the way they should be (historically that is) and that they were ‘engineered” ie bred over the centuries to be orange because people liked the colour better?.
    So purple in carrots is actually a return to the historic view of this veggie. Let us know how the growing goes, as I may only garden on a virtual level via my computer as the sun does not fall favourably on our apartment balconies.

  • 2. Liz  |  February 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I like your ideas. Those veggies are pretty.


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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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