Feb. 20 garden column: 2011 garden

Here is a link to today’s garden column in The Spokesman-Review newspaper: No better time to dig up ideas for your 2011 garden.

It’s hard to believe that it’s time to talk about gardening already but with our beautiful, sunny day today, I’ll bet a lot of folks’ thoughts have turned to what they’ll be growing this year.

In today’s column, I listed all of the vegetable varieties that my husband Bill and I will be growing. Here is a list of those varieties, including where I purchased the seeds since I’m frequently asked about that. For each one, you’ll find a number following the variety name. Just refer to the numbered list of sources at the bottom of the page.

Basil – Italian Large Leaf 4
Beans – Italian Snap 1
Beets – Golden, Jewel-Toned Blend 5
Cabbage – Early Jersey Wakefield 2
Carrots – Scarlet Nantes 1
Collards – Vates 4
Corn – Luscious 3
Eggplant – Asian Trio 5
Garlic, ShallotsLeeks – Sherwood 1
Lettuce – Garden Babies 5, Parris Island Romaine 5, Red Sails 5, Wine Country Mesclun 5
Melon – Prescott Fond Blanc 2
Onions – Cippolini 4, Walla Walla Sweet 5, Early Yellow Globe 4
Pak Choy – Extra Dwarf 2
Parsnips – Turga 1
Peppers – Jewel Tone Sweet Bells 5, Sweet Banana 4
Pumpkins – New England Pie 3
Swiss Chard – Scarlet Charlotte, Rainbow Blend
Squash, Summer – Romanesco 5, Ronde de Nice 5, Scallop Bush mix 4
Squash, Winter – Red Kuri 3, Sweet Dumpling 3, Buttercup (Burgess strain) 3
Tomatoes – Sungold 5, Italian Pompeii 5

1 – Seeds of Change
2 – Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
3 – Johnny’s Selected Seeds
4 – Ed Hume Seeds
5 – Renee’s Garden Seeds