End of the 2008 Backyard Garden ~ Next year’s Inventory

Well…I yanked the last of the tomato and pepper plants. We had a few nights where it dropped down to the freezing and my ‘maters froze.

Here’s a list of all the veggies I planted this year:

Sugar Peas
Corn
Pumpkins
Romaine
Red Leaf Lettuce
Carrots
Green Onions
Radishes
Black Beans
Bush Green Beans
Cayenne Peppers
Sweet Italian Peppers
Red Carribean Haberano Peppers
Cucumbers
Black Zucchini
Mexican Grey Squash
Yellow Crook-neck Squash
Basil
Yellow Pear Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
Italian Parsley
Thyme
Rhubarb

Things I will do different next year:

Sugar Peas ~ I think I’ll pass on the peas next year. I don’t have the room to plant the amount one needs to get a good crop yield.

Tomatoes ~ No more wee tomatoes. My mom gave me two of her Heirloom tomatoes and I took the seeds out of one (then ate the tomato! Yum!). I’ll start plants from the seeds…definitely need plants in spring, not seeds.

Corn ~ Definitely more corn! It was very tasty and I didn’t plant enough this year. Excellent seed starters, do not need plants.

Onions ~ I’m going to pass on the green onions and plant yellow and red onions. Garlic too! The garlic will be planted this fall.

Radishes and Carrots ~ Yes! Excellent seed starters, do not need plants.

Squash ~ I think I’m going to just go with the Mexican Grey Squash and only two plants. I love that stuff and it grew much better than the zucchini and crook-neck. Excellent seed starters, do not need plants.

Of course Pumpkins…I’ll plant only two mounds and put them out front where they grew the best. Excellent seed starters, do not need plants.

I’ll only plant Green Beans next year and put them where I had the pumpkins in the back (that didn’t grow too well)…it’ll be a great place for them where it’ll be easy to stake them. (see picture below) Excellent seed starters, do not need plants.

More cucumber plants…this time I’ll make something for them to climb on. Excellent seed starters, do not need plants.

Yes to Cayenne Peppers and then I’ll plant New Mexican Hatch Green Chiles too. I seeded both of them and will start the seeds early so I have nice size plants to transplant in the spring…it takes too long to start them by seed in the spring.

Potatoes ~ I’m going to plant potatoes next year. I KNOW that they grow great in northern Nevada. I’d like to try Cabbage too.

I’ll move the basil out front where the parsley and thyme is. Rhubarb plants stay where they’re at. The Romaine and Red Leaf Lettuce didn’t do all that well as the squash plants over-powered them. If I plant them next year it will have to be in a place all by themselves.

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About sleepycathollow

I'm Michelle and live in Northern Nevada ~ beautiful mix of high desert and the Sierra. While I work at the University, I'd rather take pictures, play with fountain pensioned ink, garden, cook, craft and make quilts. :)
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4 Responses to End of the 2008 Backyard Garden ~ Next year’s Inventory

  1. Chuck Campbell says:

    I’ve been scouring the internet for Mexican Gray squash seeds (I noticed that you have grown this variety of summer squash in your home garden). I’d appreciate any help you can offer in finding a source where I could purchase this type of seed. Thanks!

  2. Chuck…I actually found the Mexican Gray seeds at Lowes.

  3. Hi, thanks for all the tips. I live in Reno NV and am planting my first garden ever this spring. So far I have learned to plant tomatos from plants and everything else from seed. I have gathered packages of radishes, green onions, yellow crook neck and zucchini squash, sweet corn, basil, cilantro, pumkins, watermelon, cantaloupe, lettuce, green beans, peas, and some flowers. I have three raised beds; one is 3×6 ft and one foot high. The other two are 12×3 ft, one foot high. I was planning on planting pumkins and melons on mounds through out the back yard. The rest??? I am not sure what to do. I was going to plant the tomatoes in pots as i was told that they don’t need as much watering as the other veggies. Any suggestions on the remainder? I would love some tips.
    Thank you
    Laura

  4. Hey Laura!

    I’ll email you directly to answer some of your questions.

    You go girl! That’s going to be a great garden! 🙂

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