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Are you growing history?

Post  shannon1 on 3/20/2012, 3:14 am

If you are growing heirlooms what kind are you growing this year I have

Sweet Basil

Datil peppers

strawberry watermelon

seminole pumpkin

yellow pear tomato

stupice tomato

mortage lifter tomato

california wonder peppers

chinese giant peppers

greek orageno

tom thumb lettuce

red oakleaf lettuce

kentucky wonder pole beans

boquet dill

lemon thyme

rosemary

I think that's it seems like I'm forgetting something

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Post  lisaphoto on 3/20/2012, 8:05 am

All of the tomatoes I am growing (20 kinds if they all survive) are heirlooms I think. Here is my list:

Orange Minsk
Remy Rouge
Black Cherry
Ernesto
Riesenstraube
Mortgage Lifter
Rio Grande
Matt's wild cherry
Bush Goliath
Beef Master
College Challenger
Chapman
Ed's Millenium
Cherokee Purple
Dr. Lyle
Ananas Noire
Aussie
Pera d'Abruzzo
Brandywine

I don't know about all the other things I am growing, I don't think I have any labeled heirloom

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Almost everything I'm growing is heirloom

Post  kat51415 on 3/20/2012, 8:54 am

We were going to have a "small" SFG this year because its our first year to try it. HAH! Here's my list:

Bountiful Green Beans, Henderson Baby Limas, Danvers Carrots, Stowells Evergreen Corn, Golden Bantam Corn, Yellow of Parma Onions, Bull Nose Bell Peppers, Traveler Jalapenoes, Brandywine Tomatoes, Martin's Roma Tomatoes, Chelsea Watermelons, Orangeglo Watermelons, Russian Pickling Cucumbers, Purple Top White Globe Turnips, Boston Marrow Squash, Anna Swartz Hubbard Squash, Early Golden Summer Crookneck Squash,Petit Gris de Rennes Canteloupes, 6 different kinds of heirloom sweet potatoes whose names I don't have in front of me.

We're also using Kennebec and Yukon Gold potatoes, Ozark Beauty, Earliglow and Herritt Strawberries. Don't know if I bought heirloom varieties of those although I remember seeing the Kennebecs and Yukon Golds listed on the heirloom site. Bought those at the farm & ranch store. Ordered the strawberries from American Meadows. Don't know about those either, other than they are all June bearing and bare root stock.

YAY FOR HEIRLOOMS! Very Happy

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 3/20/2012, 8:58 am

my tomato plants are all heirloom. They are...

Orange Flesh Purple Smudge (2-4 oz, midseason)
Wapsipinicon Peach (1 1/2 - 2 in., midseason)
Purple Calabash (medium, midseason)
Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red (6-10 oz, midseason)
Eva Purple Ball (4-8 oz, midseason)
Costoluto Genovese (medium, midseason)
Box Car Willie (10-16 oz, midseason)
Red Brandywine (Landis strain, 8-12 oz, midseason)
Lescana (8-17 oz, midseason)
St. Ivy (large, midseason)
Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter (large, late season)
Omar's Lebanese (large, midseason)
Fireball (medium, container)
Black Early (7-11 oz, early, 4-5ft tall, container)
Sungold F1
Black Cherry
Bloody Butcher (1-3 oz saladette, early)

What a Face

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Post  curio on 3/20/2012, 9:14 am

Beans: Royalty Purple, Blue Lake
Brocolli: Di Cicco
Brussels Sprouts:Long Island Improved
Cabbage: Golden Acre
Cauliflower: Snowball
Cucumber: Boothby's Blonde
Lettuce: Several loose leaf varieties
Kale: Dwarf Blue Curled
Parsnips: Half Long Guernsey
Peppers: Red Miniature
Potatoes: Russian Banana, French Fingerling, German Butterball
Tomatoes: Black Krim, Gold Nugget
Herbs: Borage, Lime Basil, Lemon Mrs. Burns Basil (possibly others)

The rest of the spring/summer crop are either unknown or are hybrids, particularly peppers and tomatoes. Our climate here in the valley isn't favorable for those two crops if the maturity length is more than about 70 days.

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Post  shannon1 on 3/24/2012, 1:02 am

That's great, anyone saving seeds? I plan on saving the pumpkin seeds but that's all.

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 3/24/2012, 1:10 am

@shannon1 wrote:That's great, anyone saving seeds? I plan on saving the pumpkin seeds but that's all.

I don't have the space to grow my own plants from seeds.

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Post  shannon1 on 3/24/2012, 1:17 am

we have a long season here so I can just start them outside. Wanted to save the pumpkins for next year.

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Post  Kate888 on 3/24/2012, 11:00 am

I ordered from Baker's Seeds for several things (lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, beans, snap peas, +). But I also have some seeds from last year that may or may not be heirloom.

@shannon1 wrote:That's great, anyone saving seeds? I plan on saving the pumpkin seeds but that's all.

I've never done it, but may try a few. Some of the seed packets have so many seeds I have enough for next year (and more) but there might be a few where I'll be getting low and will try seed-saving.

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Post  GWN on 3/24/2012, 11:35 am

I really have lost track, all the writing I did on the pots came off.....
And checking my box of seeds today I realized I am weeks behind on planting several things........

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Post  Tuxdad on 3/24/2012, 11:37 am

Silvery fir tree tomatoes

Stowell's evergreen corn

Cherokee purple tomatoes

Kentucky wonder pole beans

Tongues of fire beans

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Post  shannon1 on 3/25/2012, 12:18 am

Tongues of fire beans are worth growing just for the name alone:D

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Post  Tuxdad on 3/25/2012, 9:58 am

lol! Tried growing them last year in a 35lb cat little container and it became root bound to the EXTREME:affraid: by the end of the season.. Grew like crazy but only got a gallon sized bag from it.. Was able to pull the entire root and dirt ball out by the stem !!Embarassed

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Post  shannon1 on 3/25/2012, 11:53 pm

WOW my Jade okra was like that but I got tons off it. Well maybe it just seemed like tons because I don't care fo okra all that much. LOL not even growing it this year.

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Post  curio on 3/26/2012, 12:10 am

We found some awesome heirloom red brussels sprouts "transplants" yesterday at one of the better garden centers we visit. I was so excited, I planted one in the middle of each of three lettuce blocks, and pulled three struggling brussels sprout seedlings out and replaced them with the red ones. So... if these all do well, we'll have both red and green brussels sprouts this fall and winter. Very Happy

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Post  shannon1 on 3/26/2012, 12:11 am

So cool

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Post  KDeus on 4/12/2012, 7:09 pm

Most of what I'm planting are heirlooms, too. Smile

Emerald Giant Pepper
Golden Marconi Pepper
Red Mini Bell Pepper
Datil Pepper
Tobasco Pepper
Cayenne Long Thin Pepper
Tomatillo Verde
Huge Lemon Oxheart Tomato
Illini Star Tomotao
Homestead Tomato
Emerald Evergreen Tomato
Summer Savory
Sweet Marjoram
Lemon Balm
Stevia
Giant of Italy Parsley
Bouquet Dill
Chives
Broad Leaf Sage
Thyme
McCaslan 42 Pole Bean
Golden Wax Beans
Henderson's Bush Bean
Lincoln Peas
Sugar Snap Peas
Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach
Yellow of Parma Onion
Red of Florence Onion
Little Finger Carrots
Tendercrisp Celery
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
Red Romaine Lettuce
Japanese Giant Red Mustard
Blue Curled Scotch Kale
Ali Baba Watermelon
Ball's Improved Orange Calendula

and in the fall I'll plant (because I didn't start them when I should have):
Giant of Naples Cauliflower
Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts
Calabrese Green Sprouting Broccoli

Now, I'm hungry!

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Post  givvmistamps on 4/12/2012, 8:29 pm

YES!!! I tried to get as many heirlooms as I could, including flowers! I also have enough seeds leftover...and enough are sprouting...that I plan to use them next year also. Some of these things I probably have so many of that I won't be able to use them all before they're no longer viable, especially the herbs. Seems like a shame, so I'm willing to share:

Vegetables:
*Tokyo Bunching Onions
*Walla Walla Onions
*Red Long of Tropea Onions
*Tendersweet Carrots
*Lucullus Swiss Chard
*Rouge De Hiver Lettuce
*Red Malabar Spinach (this one intrigued me; it's not a true spinach, but a vine)
*Ashley Cucumber
*Rattlesnake Bean
*Golden Summer Crookneck Squash
*Connecticut Field Pumpkin
*Round Zucchini
*Grey Zucchini
*Table Queen (Acorn) Squash
*Snowball Y Cauliflower
*DeCicco Broccoli

Herbs:
*Peppermint
*Garlic Chives
*Onion Chives
*Single Curled (Flat Italian) Parsley
*Stevia
*Spicy Globe Basil
*Slow Bolt Cilantro
*Santo Coriander/Cilantro
*Oregano
*Sweet Marjoram

Herbal Flowers:
*Sparky Mix Marigolds
*Nasturtiums
*German Chamomile

Flowers:
*Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda)
*Bells of Ireland
*Calendula, Double Fancy Mix
*Cleome, Queen Mix
*Coleus, Rainbow Mix
*Red Cypress Vine (Now I've ready about it, I'm afraid it'll take over the yard & trees!)
*Indian Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
*Treasure Flower (Gazania) Mixed Colors
*Moonflower
*Morning Glory, Scarlet O'Hara
*Statice, Tatarica German
*Sunflower, Mammoth Grey Striped
*Sunflower, Autumn Beauty
*Zinnia, California Giant Orange King
*Zinnia, Lilliput Mix

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