Planting in 2018

I’ve been taking an online permaculture gardening class, with Matt Powers, and focusing on adding perennial vegetables, shrubs and trees to the property. Here’s a list of plants I’m thinking about adding this season, subject to change of course. Later on I’ll highlight some of these.  I grow a lot of annuals but hoping many o f them will either self seed or I can save seeds for the next year.  (p) = Perennial. (ss) – self seeds

Shrubs (p)

  • Aronia, Viking – produces an edible berry
  • Goji Berry – I planted one last year but want a few more
  • Lots of elderberry from cuttings of 2 large ones I have now.

Herbs for cooking/medicine/tea

  • (p) Chamomile – Zloty Lan – I planted 2 chamomile plants last year but want a whole plot so got seeds to add this year.
  • Self Heal – seeds
  • (ss?) Cilantro – slo bolt
  • (p)Hyssop – Blue. also deters flea bettles.
  • (p)Catnip. For humans & cats : )
  • (ss)Dill – Vierling.
  • Stevia. For sweetening our food & for selling.
  • Basil – thai sweet
  • Basil – for pesto
  • Calendula – Resina. will also attract butterflies/bees
  • (p)Comfrey – for chop & drop, chicken feed, fertilizer & medicine
  • (p)Echinacea
  • Rosemary – I’ve never been able to get this to overwinter but have a new plan this year!
  • (ss)Nasturtiums  (ground cover, food, insects)
  • (p)Stinging nettles (for chickens & humans)

Flowers to sell for cutting or to attract birds/butterflies/bees/insects

  • (p)Hollyhock (note- short lived p.)
  • Morning glory
  • Zinnia
  • Snapdragon – apple blossom
  • Sunflowers –  mexican

Trees

  • Apple – 3 varieties
  • Plum – 2 varieties
  • Mulberry – for chickens
  • Paw Paw

Annuals (seeds will be saved for  next year)

  • Tokyo Blue Squash
  • Big Top Bitter Melon
  • Pumpkin (-Rouge Vif D’Etampes) for eating, selling & chicken fodder
  • Melon – Golden Jenny
  • Japanese white egg  eggplant (for eating & selling)
  • Japanese long purple eggplant
  • Fairy tale eggplant (for market)
  • Patio baby eggplant (for market)
  • Carrot – Parisienne. Round carrots for eating & selling.
  • Carrot – Cosmic purple. eating & selling.
  • Pak Choy – extra dwarf. eating and possibly selling.
  • Watermelon – Thai Rom Dao
  • Cucumber  – Japanese long
  • Cucumber – Sikkim. Large red cucumber can be eaten raw or cooked.
  • Parsnip – Half long Guernsey. Cooking, selling, storage.
  • Melon – apple.
  • Wax melon – Canton Giant.
  • Winter melon – Valencia
  • Sunflowers – Mammoth. For chicken feed.
  • Cow peas – for chop & drop, chicken feed.
  • Tomatoes of course – several varieties
  • Salad mix
  • Stir fry mix
  • Peas – snap & shelling
  • Black beans
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Pattypan squash
  • acorn squash (from seeds I saved)
  • Butternut squash (from seeds I saved)
  • Peanuts
  • Daikon Raddish

Other Perennials 

  • Sorrel
  • Walking onions
  • Good king henry
  • Grapes (have one, adding another)
  • Strawberries
  • Potato Onion
  • Lovage

This list subject to change and will surely get longer……

 

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