I started with the list of the 10 easiest to grow from Sugar Snaps and Strawberries. I eliminated any I wouldn't eat (sorry beets). These I'll try:
- beans (c)
- lettuce (c)
- peas (c)
- radishes (c)
- summer squash
- tomatoes (c)
|Early Prolific Straightneck from Clear Creek Seeds.com|
The rest are maybes, because I'm not sure how to cook some, let alone by the bushel:
- chard (c)
|Swiss chard from Red Dirt Ramblings.com|
I added a couple plants listed in the book as good for growing in part-shade:
- strawberries (c)
- kale (c)
- spinach (c)
I asked my boyfriend which he likes to eat, so I added these to the list:
- peppers (c)
- carrots (c)
Finally, I was talking to a friend who suggested:
- acorn squash
- hubbard squash
- pumpkin plants that say "pumpkin pie" or "sugar" in the name.
|Acorn squash from west coast seeds.com|
I now have a list of vegetables to plant if I get a plot in the community garden.
In the event I don't get one, I now have a list of the veggies I'll plant in containers (c) here at home.
Next step will be a plan or layout for the garden. I don't know the orientation yet, but I've seen a couple of tutorials that could be adapted.
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