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Plants for small space gardening

Post  walshevak on 3/9/2012, 5:55 pm

Some how I got on the MotherEarthNew email list and they have some interesting articles. Today's email included a long article on small space gardening and our guru Mel was included as a prime contributer to the field. Of interest to me is the list of small space plants and a company that sells them. Included are a squash and a zucchini that take less space.

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https://www.superseeds.com/

  • ‘Alibi’ Cucumber. You’ll need an alibi to tell your family after you’ve picked this short-vine variety clean and eaten all of the cukes yourself. Matures in 50 days.
  • ‘Bush Delicata’ Squash. If you absolutely must plant squash in your tiny space, ‘Bush Delicata’ is a good choice. This open-pollinated heirloom variety only spreads about 4 to 6 feet, and you can save its seeds for the next year.
  • ‘Compatto’ Dill. It may not grow any taller than 20 inches, but ‘Compatto’ will deliver the dill taste you need for salads and garnishes.
  • ‘Green Tiger’ Zucchini. This stout, bushy variety produces brilliant, 6- to 8-inch fruits with glossy, dark green skin and pale stripes.
  • ‘Mohawk’ Pepper. Picture 4- to 5-inch, brightly colored bell peppers spilling over your deck railing or window box, and you’re picturing ‘Mohawk.’
  • ‘Ophelia’ Eggplant. This one is perfect for the patio. The eggplants are small — a little more than 2 ounces each — and grow in clusters like tomatoes do.
  • ‘Temptation’ Strawberry. Compact, vigorous growth makes ‘Temptation’ well suited for hanging baskets, grow bags and short-season climates.
  • ‘Totem’ Tomato. Growing no taller than 2 feet high and requiring no staking, ‘Totem’ offers big tomato taste in a small package.
  • ‘Tumbling Tom’ Tomato. ‘Tumbling Tom’ is a heavy yielder of beautiful, bright red cherry tomatoes. Perfect for hanging baskets, as the tomatoes really do tumble over the edges.


    Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/small-space-gardening-zm0z12fmzsto.aspx?page=5#ixzz1of8zuJvs

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    Post  quiltbea on 3/9/2012, 7:31 pm

    I'm trying Delicata squash this year. I'll have to check out these others.

    Thanks for the info. Might come in handy.

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    Post  curio on 3/9/2012, 7:41 pm

    We've grown delicata squash several times over the past several years. It is without a doubt my very favorite of all the squash. Good luck with yours... we'll have two planted this year.

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    Post  quiltbea on 3/9/2012, 7:58 pm

    curio.....Thanks for letting me know Delicata works well for you. It sounds like a winner.

    I went to the site and checked out some of those mentioned, but none were in their catalog. I checked out cukes, zucchini, and tomatoes and none were listed. I requested they send me a catalog anyway. I like their prices and amounts of seeds for the small gardener.

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    Post  walshevak on 3/9/2012, 8:21 pm

    Interesting. The link was straight from the article.

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    Post  dvelten on 3/9/2012, 9:10 pm

    The link is for Pine Tree Seeds, a small, family-owned seed house in Maine. I have purchased seeds from them for years because they have small packets at reasonable prices. For example, this year I purchased Diva cucumber from them, sourced from Johnny's, 25 seeds for $2.25. Johnny's sells a packet of 30 seeds for $3.45. They also sell seeds from High Mowing Seeds, so they have great sources. Even exotics like Black Pearl Pepper, Pine Tree $1.95 for 5 seeds versus Johnny's $7.80 for a packet of unknown seed count.

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    Post  Wisp on 3/9/2012, 9:41 pm

    Those plants were listed in the "container vegetables" section:

    https://www.superseeds.com/products.php?cat=143

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    Post  quiltbea on 3/10/2012, 12:04 pm

    Thanks so much Wisp. I looked in hybrid and vegetables, but never thought to check for a container section. They're listed. My oops!

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