Monday, March 18, 2013


So, my birthday present from my husband was as many plants as I wanted to buy, primarily to fill my front garden beds. So, I put in orders to, Richters Herbs, and Indiana Berry last week. Some of them are not ready to ship yet, but most of the plants will be here soon. Here is what I have ordered (or already had, from a seed purchase last fall):


  • 50 Strawberry Plants (25 Quinault- Everbearing, 25 Sparkle- Junebearing)
  • 1 Thornless Blackberry Plant (Apache)
  • 5 Rosemary Plants (Arp)
  • 2 Tea Camellia Plants
  • 2 Rhubarb Plants (Victoria)
  • 1 Basil Plant (Pesto Perpetuo)
  • 2 Bay Laurel Plants
  • 1 Lavender Plant (Provence)
  • 1 French Tarragon Plant
  • 1 Oregano Plant (Hopley's Purple)
  • 1 Gardenia
  • Basil ("Sweet", "Large-Leafed Italian", Dark Opal, Siam Queen Thai, Aristotle)
  • Catnip
  • Chives
  • Marigold (Red Gem, "Durango Mix")
  • Nasturtium (Dwarf)
  • Alpine Strawberry
  • Cilantro
  • Spinach (Hybrid Tyee, Bloomsdale Long Standing)
  • Peas (Sugar Ann, Lincoln)
  • Lettuce (Grand Rapids, Royal Oakleaf, Buttercrunch, "Blend")
  • Tomato (Beefsteak, Abraham Lincoln, Brandywine)
  • Butternut Squash (Waltham)
  • Watermelon (Sugar Baby)
  • Pole Bean (Blue Lake)
  • Cucumber (Straight Eight)
  • Oregano
  • Carrot ("Rainbow Blend")
  • Corn ("Hybrid Northern Xtra-Sweet Bicolor")
  • Johnny Jump-Ups
When the weather is consistently warm, I will order some tomato plants or buy them from a local nursery. I have never had much luck with tomatoes from seed. I wanted to try some this year, but I'll also grow some hybrids that I love from plants to make sure we have an excellent tomato harvest. Home grown tomatoes are the produce from gardening that I have missed most.

1 comment:

  1. When my mom lived in the Mono Lake area (about 6500 foot elevation in the desert-like Eastern Sierras), she had a rhubarb plant by the back door of the restaurant she and my step-dad owned. My mom being the kind of person she was, she named the rhubarb plant (Horace? I'm not sure). Horace survived those harsh winters in the Eastern Sierras and Mom harvested and cooked with its stalks often. I'm sure yours will do great in DC.