The Garden

What I'm growing in my garden

An exhaustive list of anything and everything edible growing in my garden!

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 10b
Sunset Climate Zone 24

This is an up-to-date list that will change by season, and sometimes several times a season. My vegetables rotate among 18 or so raised beds, ranging in size from 2×4 to 4×8, and my herbs are scattered throughout several small beds and pots. Most of my kitchen garden is grown on approximately 4,500 square feet of terraced garden plots, and another 3,500 square feet of my yard is dedicated to fruit trees and shrubs, plumerias, flowers, beneficial plants, a cactus garden, a multi-bin composting area, and my tiki coop. It’s all slightly chaotic but feels very peaceful at the same time.

I like veggies in unconventional colors. If it comes in purple, especially, I have to grow it! I like odd-looking things with warts, scars and cracks — what I see as beautiful features but others may find as flaws. I seek out rare seeds, exotic varieties from other countries, and plants you’ve probably never heard of — and neither did I, until I started growing them.

All of my vegetables, and most of my flowers and herbs, are grown from seed. Always non-GMO, heirloom if possible, and organic if available. I save my favorites in old ammo boxes stashed in the closet.

A majority of my seeds come from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, but there are many other suppliers doing wonderful work in seed saving. I always advocate for supporting your local small seed house or seed library whenever possible. Here’s a post I wrote on why I love heirloom seeds.

Vegetables
Artichoke (Purple of Romagna)
Bean, Fava (Extra Precoce a Grana Violetto)
Beet (Crapaudine)
Beet (Crosby’s Egyptian)
Beet (Chioggia)
Beet (Cylindra)
Beet (Giant Yellow Eckendorf)
Broccoli (Early Purple Sprouting)
Broccoli (Romanesco Italia)
Cabbage (Perfection Drumhead Savoy)
Cabbage (Tete Noir)
Carrot (Amarillo)
Carrot (Atomic Red)
Carrot (Chanetenay Red Core)
Carrot (Cosmic Purple)
Carrot (Jaune Obtuse du Doubs)
Carrot (Lunar White)
Carrot (Tonda di Parigi)
Cauliflower (Green Macerata)
Celery (Giant Red Re-Selection)
Chard (Five-Color Silverbeet)
Chard (Perpetual Spinach)
Collard (Georgia Southern)
Cress (Garden)
Cress (Wrinkled Crinkled)
Daikon (Big Time)
Daikon (Bora King)
Kale (Russian Red)
Kale (Scarlet)
Kale (Tronchuda)
Kale (Tuscan)
Komatsuma
Leek (Carentan)
Lettuce (Gentilina)
Lettuce (Lollo Rossa)
Lettuce (Mignonette Bronze)
Lettuce (Rocky Top Salad Mix)
Microgreen (All Purple Radish)
Microgreen (Daikon)
Microgreen (Wasabina Mustard)
Mustard Green (Green Mizuna)
Mustard Green (Red Streaked Mizuna)
Onion (Crimson Forest Bunching)
Onion (Gold Princess)
Onion (Red Creole)
Oriental Green (Chinese Pak Choy)
Oriental Green (Tatsoi)
Pea, Garden (Desiree Dwarf Blauwschokker)
Pea, Garden (Tall Telephone)
Pea, Snow (Golden Sweet)
Pepper, Hot (Chinese Five-Color)
Pepper, Hot (Filius Blue)
Pepper, Hot (Fish)
Pepper, Hot (Pasilla Bajio)
Pepper, Hot (Red Mushroom)
Pepper, Hot (Serrano Tampequino)
Pepper, Hot (Shishito)
Pepper, Hot (Tam Jalapeño)
Pepper, Sweet (Albino Bullnose)
Pepper, Sweet (Ozark Giant)
Pepper, Sweet (Sweet Chocolate)
Pepper, Sweet (Violet Sparkle)
Radicchio (Italiko Rosso Dandelion)
Radish (China Rose)
Radish (Chinese Green Luobo)
Radish (French Breakfast)
Radish (German Giant)
Radish (Purple Plum)
Radish (Watermelon)
Radish (White Hailstone)
Rutabaga (Laurentian)
Spinach (Bloomsdale)
Spinach (Merlo Nero)
Tomatillo (Grande Rio Verde)
Tomato (Big Zebra)
Tomato (Golden King of Siberia)
Tomato (Mystery Volunteer)
Tomato (OSU Blue)
Tomato (Purple Calabash)
Tomato (Riesetomate)
Tomato (Striped Roman)
Tomato (Sungold Select II)
Tomato (White Tomesol)
Turnip (Hinona Kabu)
Turnip (Round Red)

Fruits
Apple
Avocado
Banana
Blueberry (Misty)
Blueberry (Peach Sorbet)
Blueberry (Pink Lemonade)
Blueberry (Sunshine Blue)
Feijoa (aka pineapple-guava/guavasteen)
Fig
Grape (Autumn Royal)
Grape (Fantasy)
Grape (Thompson Seedless)
Grapefruit (Marsh White)
Kumquat
Lemon (Eureka)
Lime (Bearss)
Orange (Mandarin)
Orange (Valencia)
Pineapple
Pomegranate
Raspberry (Raspberry Shortcake)
Strawberry (Sequoia)
Strawberry (Tristan)
Strawberry (Yellow Wonder)

Herbs
Anise Hyssop
Basil (African Blue)
Basil (Lettuce Leaf)
Basil (Purple Opal)
Basil (Sweet)
Basil (Thai)
Bloody Dock
Chives (Garlic)
Chives (Onion)
Cilantro (Slow Bolting)
Dill (Elephant)
Fennel (Florence)
Kinh Giới (Vietnamese balm)
Lavender (English)
Lavender (French)
Lemon Verbena
Lemongrass
Lime Balm
Mint (Applemint)
Mint (Chocolate)
Mint (Orange)
Mint (Spearmint)
Mitsuba
Oregano (Greek)
Parsley (Giant of Italy)
Rosemary
Sage (Tricolor)
Salad burnet
Savory (Winter)
Stevia
Tarragon (Mexican)
Thyme (Lemon)
Tía Tô (aka Vietnamese perilla)
Wild Zaatar

Edible Flowers
Borage
Calendula
Nasturtium

Chicken Salad Bar
(This is a forage “pasture” grown in a raised bed next to my tiki coop, exclusively for my chickens to eat)

Amaranth (Red Leaf)
Dandelion (Wild)
Nasturtium
Omega-3 Chicken Forage Blend

December 21 2010      Leave a comment     Linda Ly