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.

Asian greens (Extra Dwarf Pak Choy)
Asian greens (Gailan)
Asian greens (Tatsoi)
Beans, fava (Extra Precoce a Grana Violetto)
Beets (Crosby’s Egyptian)
Beets (Chioggia)
Beets (Cylindra)
Beets (Giant Yellow Eckendorf)
Broccoli (Early Purple Sprouting)
Broccoli (Romanesco Italia)
Brussels sprouts (Long Island Improved)
Cabbage (Perfection Drumhead Savoy)
Cabbage (Tete Noir)
Carrot (Chanetenay Red Core)
Carrot (Cosmic Purple)
Carrot (Jaune Obtuse du Doubs)
Carrot (Lunar White)
Carrot (Tonda di Parigi)
Cauliflower (Green Macerata)
Chard (Five-Color Silverbeet)
Chard (Perpetual Spinach)
Collards (Georgia Southern)
Cress (Garden)
Cress (Wrinkled Crinkled)
Daikon (Big Time)
Daikon (Bora King)
Kale (Russian Red)
Kale (Tronchuda)
Kale (Tuscan)
Leek (Carentan)
Lettuce (Forellenschluss)
Lettuce (Lollo Rossa)
Lettuce (Oak Leaf)
Lettuce (Rocky Top Salad Mix)
Microgreens (All Purple Radish)
Microgreens (Daikon)
Microgreens (Wasabina Mustard)
Mustard greens (Green Mizuna)
Mustard greens (Red Streaked Mizuna)
Onion (Crimson Forest Bunching)
Onion (Gold Princess)
Onion (Red Creole)
Peas, garden (Desiree Dwarf Blauwschokker)
Peas, garden (Tall Telephone)
Peas, 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)
Radicchio (Italiko Rosso Dandelion)
Radish (China Rose)
Radish (Chinese Green Luobo)
Radish (French Breakfast)
Radish (German Giant)
Radish (Long Black Spanish)
Radish (Miyashige Daikon)
Radish (Purple Plum)
Radish (Watermelon)
Radish (White Hailstone)
Rutabaga (Laurentian)
Spinach (Bloomsdale)
Tomatillo (Grande Rio Verde)
Tomato (Big Zebra)
Tomato (Golden King of Siberia)
Tomato (Purple Calabash)
Tomato (Riesetomate)
Tomato (Striped Roman)
Tomato (Sungold Select II)
Tomato (White Tomesol)
Turnip (Hinoba Kabu)
Turnip (Round Red)

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)
Clover (Red)
Clover (White Dutch)
Dandelion (Wild)


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

Anise hyssop
Basil (African Blue)
Bloody dock
Chives (Garlic)
Chives (Onion)
Cilantro (Slow Bolting)
Dill (Elephant)
Fennel (Florence)
Kinh giới (Vietnamese balm)
Lavender (English)
Lavender (French)
Lemon verbena
Lime balm
Mint (Applemint)
Mint (Chocolate)
Mint (Orange)
Mint (Spearmint)
Oregano (Greek)
Parsley (Giant of Italy)
Sage (Tricolor)
Salad burnet
Savory (Winter)
Tarragon (Mexican)
Thyme (Lemon)
Tía tô (aka Vietnamese perilla)
Wild zaatar

Edible Flowers

December 21 2010      Leave a comment     Linda Ly