Weedwhacker's Plant List

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Abbreviations used:
PSS: Piggy Seed Swap (Ella's Garden on Cubits) / Ptree: Pinetree Seeds / AHS: Amishland Heirloom Seeds
JSS: Johnny's Selected Seeds / Park: Park Seeds / TT: Totally Tomatoes / Burp: Burpee Seeds
Shum: Shumway Seed / Gurn: Gurney's Seeds / TF: TomatoFest / FYF: Forever Yong Farms /
HF: Henry Field's / LSC: Livingston Seed Company / SSE: Seed Saver's Exchange

HH: Hoophouse / GH: Greenhouse

WS: Wintersown
V (i.e., "WS/V," "indoors/V): sown in vermiculite

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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company Garden Onion (Allium cepa 'Southport Red Globe')
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110 days to maturity
2014: Ptree
2015: Ptree
February 23, 2014: Seeds sown
May 12, 2014: Potted up
June 4, 2014: Transplanted
September 28, 2014: Harvested
Garlic (Allium sativum 'K's Backyard')
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Source: Baker Creek 2015
First planted in fall of 2015 (10/7/2015)
from the rareseeds website: "(Softneck) Very Rare. This is a big, pearly-pink Artichoke variety that we found growing in an old Santa Fe garden in 1998. It originally had very small cloves the size of sunflower seeds and it is now our biggest softneck garlic. We have sent it to growers across the country and it seems to grow well in both coastal and cold regions – grower Paul Parma in Southern California said he'd never seen a garlic so huge. It has a rich, classic Italian flavor."
52 days after planting Beet (Beta vulgaris 'Crosby's Egyptian')
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55 days to maturity
2014: Ptree
2015: Ptree (2014)
May 26, 2014: Seeds sown
June 7, 2014: Seeds sown
July 17, 2014: Harvested (baby beets)
May 9, 2015: Seeds sown (DS in garden)
Young plants, 34 days after sowing seeds Beet (Beta vulgaris 'Cylindra')
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58 days to maturity
2014: Ptree
2015: Ptree (2014)
May 26, 2014: Seeds sown
June 7, 2014: Seeds sown
August 21, 2014: Harvested ((plants from 6/7 sowing))
May 9, 2015: Seeds sown (DS in garden)
Image Beet (Beta vulgaris 'Golden')
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55 days to maturity
Source: Ptree
Image used with the permission of the Victory Seed Company. Rutabaga (Brassica napus 'Laurentian')
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Source: Ptree
Turnip (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa 'Golden Ball')
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60 days to maturity
2014: Ptree
Image Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Early Cluster')
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52 days to maturity
2014: Shum
May 7, 2014: Seeds sown
June 9, 2014: Transplanted
July 29, 2014: Harvested (First started picking)
Image Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Nantes')
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72 days to maturity
Source: Ptree
Image Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Tendersweet')
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2014: Ptree June 7, 2014: Seeds sown
Stems and flowers are purple, as well as the beans Pole Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Blue Peter')
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Pole bean
Originally obtained from Seed Savers' Exchange in mid 1980s, grown ever since then
2014: my seeds
2015: my seeds
May 22, 2015: Miscellaneous Event (Pre-soaked seeds prior to planting in 6-packs)
May 24, 2015: Seeds germinated
May 26, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
June 6, 2015: Transplanted
July 28, 2015: Harvested (first picking)
October 15, 2015: Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (Picked dried pods for seeds.)
Image Dry Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Cranberry')
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Bush bean
2015: PSS
Note: There is also a cranberry pole bean. (see the Amishland seed site)
"Can be used as a snap, shell or dry bean. As a dry bean, the variety stores exceptionally well. Maroon-colored beans are decorated with darker red, cranberry markings. This variety, dating back to the 1800s, is well-suited to short-season, cool summer climates."
** The beans that I have growing appear to be very similar as "Gross Brothers Vermont Cranberry bean" sold by Victory Seed. Pods are slim and flat, look like they would be good snap beans. There seem to be MANY different types of "cranberry beans," many with red-streaked pods (which mine are not).
May 28, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
October 15, 2015: Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (Picked dry pods for seeds.)
Image Snap Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Grandma Nellie's Yellow Mushroom Bean')
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Pole bean
2015: AHS
2016: saved seeds
Originally from Russia; "The unique trait of this variety is that the flavor of the pods is similar to mushrooms when cooked" Described as "pods open when dry ("shatter")" but this has not been my experience. Dark brown seeds.
8/10/16: Very pleased with this bean this year; very productive of flat but thick yellow pods!
May 26, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
October 15, 2015: Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (Picked dry pods for seeds.)
 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi Dry Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Mayacoba')
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Bush bean
a/k/a Mayacoba Canario
2015: PSS (not growing this year)
" Mayacoba Canario Bean is an heirloom dry shell bush variety known for it's beautiful beans in shades of yellow with little to no distinctive eye." http://www.azuredandelion.com/...
Snap Bean (String (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Potomac')
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Pole bean
2015: AHS (not growing this year)
" long slender green pods, about 6 1/2 inches long and slightly curved. Excellent quality and flavor beans. It produced vigorously and heavily. Most beans were at the 4-6 foot level."
Image Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Aunt Ruby's German Green')
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indeterminate
79 dtm
"Oblate 12–16 oz fruits blush lightly yellow and develop an amber-pink tinge on the blossom end when ripe. Don’t allow them to get too soft before picking. The green flesh of this beefsteak is faintly marbled with pink. Flavor sweet and tart, rich and spicy. The central large tomatoes are the best. Flavor deteriorates when cold weather sets in."
1st grown in 2015; excellent flavor, beautiful color, productive.
April 16, 2015: Seeds sown (Indoors)
May 17, 2015: Potted up
June 17, 2015: Transplanted
September 21, 2015: Fruit Ripened (First picking)
Image Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'The Dutchman')
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indeterminate
85 dtm
huge, pink
2015: PSS
Only harvested 2 ripe tomatoes from this plant; likely will not grow again.
April 16, 2015: Seeds sown (Indoors)
May 15, 2015: Potted up
June 17, 2015: Transplanted
September 21, 2015: Fruit Ripened (First picking)
 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Rosita')
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84 dtm
2015: Fedco
Almost the end of Sept. and the plants still have no fruit on them. Will not grow this variety again.

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