Garden Plants 2015

What I am planning on planting as of 4/12/15. It may change as the season progresses.

 

Melon

Cucumis melo

 

Green Nutmeg variety. A netted green fleshed variety. Plant two weeks after last frost (~April 22) in hills. 85 days to harvest. Planting in hills in 11 backyard. 4/24.BC ©

Celery

Apium graveloens

 

Tendercrisp variety. Celery needs as much mild growing time as possible, best started indoors 8 weeks before last frost (Usually April 8-so plant Feb 11). Celery must be kept moist but not wet throughout growing.  Harvest ~late May, early June. Planted inside 2-27. Sprouted 3-9. Outside Apr 1 BC

Watermelon

Citrullus vulgaris

 

Chris Cross variety. Plant when soil is warm. 85-90 day to harvest. Usually ripe when underside changes to yellow and tendril at far end drops off.  15-20 pounds. Planting in hills in 11 backyard. BC ©

Pepper

Capsicum annuum

 

From store bought red pepper. Plant in warm soil or start indoors. Outside 4/24. 75-80 days ©

Pepper

Capsicum annuum

 

Thai Red chili variety. Plant in warm soil or start indoors. 90 days. Planted inside 2-27. Sprouted 3-7.  Outside May 7 BC ©

Melon

Cucumis melo

 

Orange fleshed cantalope from store bought melon. Plant two weeks after last frost (~April 22) in hills. 85 days to harvest. Planting in hills in 11 backyard. 4/24.grocery ©

Basil

Ocimum Basilicum

 

Genovese variety. Needs rich soil and full sun to thrive. Plant indoors or very warm soil. 68 days to first harvest. Planted in pot to bring in during winter. Outside 4/28. Living but not thriving. It may need a different soil than the pot it was put in. BC

Stevia

Stevia Rebaudiana

 

Annual or houseplant. Plant in well draining soil, no water can be left on roots. When germinating keep soil evenly moist until the second set of leaves appears, then it can dry between waterings. Take small amount of leaves until flower buds begin to develop, then cut back to with two inches of soil. Setting of seed will kill the plant. In pot for overwintering. Two small seedling sprouted but did not survive BC

Okra

Abelmoschus esculentus

 

Jimmy T variety. Soaking seed a few days will improve germination. Direct seed in early may. Harvest pods daily. 4/24. 65 days.BC ©

Beach Rose

Rosa rugosa

 

An experiment in growing from seed. Instructions I have read say the seeds must be cleaned, soaked, scarified and stratified for  germination. We'll try. If it doesn't work, propagation from branches is an option.

Pepper

Capsicum annuum

 

Serrano variety. Plant in warm soil or start indoors. 90 days. Havested from store bought pepper. ©

Garlic

Allium sativum

 

 I collected quite a few bulbs last year and will try planting them in prepared soil. Also planted commercial bulbs in inner ring of savoy circle.

Long Pie Pumpkin

Cucumis pepo

 

Seeds from last year. It did grow next to the Acorn Squash, so we will see if there was cross-breeding between the two. It will also be in the 9611 yard.

Acorn Squash

Cucumis pepo

 

Seeds collected from last year. Will plant in the 9611 yard in hills with pumpkin

Stinging Nettle

Urtica diocia

 

The patch in the back of the 07 land reseeded itself. I gave the seed pack to Marty.

Aster (Crego Mix)

Aster alpinus v Crego

 

Seeds are several years old. Will plant in center garden. 4/30 Did not come up old

Cucumber (Spacemaster)

Cucumis sativus

 

Seeds collected from last year. Did not plant this year  BC

Bachelor Button (Cyanus Mix)

Centaurea cyanus

 

Seeds are several years old. Will plant in center garden. 4/30 Did not sprout old

Snapdragon

Antirrhinum majus

 

Seeds are several years old. Will plant in front garden. Started inside. Moved out 4/15 Flowered for months old

Helichrysum

Helichrysum orientale

 

Seeds are several years old. Will plant in center garden. Did not sprout old

Calendula (Zeolights)

Calendula officinalis

 

The romans named these calends because they bloomed at the first of each month.  Used to flavor poultry dishes adn soup. It was an ingredient in a 16th century recipe that was said to cause people to see fairies. Seeds are several years old. Will plant in center garden. Planted 3-23. As of 4/12 has not germinated. Appeared to be dormant. Replaced with Hollyhock old

Allysum

Lobularia marítima

 

Seeds are several years old. Will plant in center garden. Did not sprout 5/8 old

Marigold (Crackerjack)

Calendula officinalis

 

Seeds are several years old. Will plant in center garden. 5/8 Did not sprout old

Tomato  (Grape Jelly Bean)

Lycopersicon lycopersicum (hybrid)

 

Center garden. Started indoors 4/01. Outside 5/2  BC ©

Ginseng

Panax quinquefolius

 

Seeds are from several years ago. Will try planting in the shady part of the terrace.  As of 7/7 have not sprouted old

Butternut Squash

Cucumis pepo

 

Seeds collected from camp. Will plant in the 9611 yard Planted May 1  from fall camp ©

Giant Sunflower

Helianthus uniflorus Giganteus

 

These will go along the driveway. Seddlings were munched on but some kept growing BC ©

Lettuce (Buttercrunch)

Lactuca Sativa

 

Center garden. Planted 3/19. Did not come up. Red leaf lettuce did. BC

Tomato (Arkansas Traveler)

Solanum lycopersicum

 

In center garden. Started 2-23. Sprouts by 3-9. Repotted 3/20. Outside 5/1 BC ©

Carrot (Tendersweet)

Daucus carota

 

Center garden, in well dug bed. Planted 3/19. Did not sprout. Put in cow peas in that slot  BC

Snow Peas (Oregon Sugar Pod)

Pisum Sativum

 

Fall planting in front terrace. BC

Moonflower

Datura

 

Will plant along the the treeline in the 9607 yard. Seeds scattered 3/20 nothing sprouted

Radish (German Giant)

Raphanus Sativus

 

Not planted this year

Castor Bean

Ricinus communis

 

Will plant along the drive. Maybe with sun they will flower this year. Started 3/20. One sprouted. Bought new seed. three out of six sprouted ©

Radish Daikon Minowase

Raphanus Sativus

 

Plant in early spring in deep loose bed. Planted 3/19 Starting to bolt 5/8 Seeds collected 7/2 BC ©

Pine (Pitch x loblolly)

Pinus rigida x taeda

 

10 coming from MDC. Along the front of both yards and a few places in the front half of the 07 yard. Doing poorly

Surprise Lillies

Lycoris squamigera

 

Dug from front of 9607 yard. Will spread and put in front garden and along front walk. Planted 3-18

Witch Hazel

Hamamelis virginiana

 

10 plants from MDC.Sun to part shade. Planted along the length of the downed tree in the front yard. Doing well

Beet Early Wonder

Beta vulgaris

 

Round beets to contrast with carrot-shaped "cylindras" grown last year. First row 3/19. Seceont row 4/1 Very slow growing BC

Pea, Little Marvel

Pisum Sativum

 

Some garden peas. Hopefully there will not be peas left from Spring Camp. The Fall Camp leftovers lasted until April. Planted 3/19. It appears to be a 100% Germination rate. Several batches before it died out during our vacation. Many seeds havested BC ©

Cucumber, Boston Pickling

Cucumis sativus

 

Trying some more compact cucumbers for better pickles. Planted 4/30 22 vigorous sprouts emerged but only 2 survived to make cukes. BC

Dill, Bouquet

Anethum graveolens

 

For the pickling. Planted 4/30 BC ©

Coleus, Rainbow

Solenostemon scutellarioides

 

South terrace in shade for color around Pawpaws.  Terrible germination None suvived BC

Summer Savory

Saturaja hortensis

 

Still trying to decide whether side garden for more sun or north terrace. Started 2/23. Sprouted 3/7.  Looks leggy and spindly when transplanted outside 4/10 Looks good 4/30. First cutting was dried and given to Esther. BC

Sage, Broadleaf

Salvia officinalis

 

Still trying to decide whether side garden for more sun or north terrace. Started 2/23. Sprouted 3/7. Transplanted 4/10 This and Savory together in side gardenBC

Lavender, French Perfume

Lavendula angustifolia

 

One of three types of lavender for the driveway, under the sunflowers and castor. Started 3/15. Slow/no germination 2 transplants purchased PS 2 years old

Cowpea, Ozark Razorback

Vigna unguiculata

 

Mmmm. Black-eyed peas. Where carrots were tried 4/24

Up by 5/7 BC ©

Lavender, Hidcote

Lavendula angustifolia “Hidcote”

 

One of three types of lavender for the driveway, under the sunflowers and castor. Started 3/20. Slow germination PS 2 years old

Horseradish

Armoracia rusticana

 

Centerpiece of the savory circle. Still looking for roots. finally bought a root at HyVee. Started to germinate before putting in soil 4/09. Longer root sent out more shoots.  In savory circle and in pots at the beginning of sidewalk

Onion

Allium Cepa

 

Outer ring of the savory circle. Planted 3/22. Doubled in size before drying back in June, but still small PS

Ostrich Fern (Tennesee)

Matteuccia struthiopteris

 

Shaded area of center yard. Planted 3/23. As of 4/30 did not come up Finally showed up mid June, but not thriving WM

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Caladium

Caladium bicolor

 

Shaded area of center yard. Bulbs must be dug up in fall and stored above 45° in wood shavings. Planted 3/23. none as of 4/30 One of 5 appeared 7/3 WM

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Dutch Iris

Iris x hollandica 'Miss Saigon'

 

Planted in the front square next to the flags and surprise lillies Small sprouts before dying back WM

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

 

Last year's rosemary died in January. I will try container growing this year to see if we can overwinter indoors. PS

Ground Cherry

Physalis pruinosa

 

Small orange fruit similar in size and shape to a cherry tomato. The fruit is covered in papery husk. Flavor is a pleasant, unique tomato /pineapple like blend.  Outside 5/7 BC ©

Hollyhock

Alcea rosea

 

Considered a biennial or short-lived perennial.  Although short-lived, hollyhocks easily self-seed and can establish colonies in the garden that persist for years as if they were perennials. In center garden 4/30 HD

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Larkspur

Delphinium exaltatum

 

Best grown in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Needs protection from strong winds. Fertilize regularly. Remove spent flower spikes to encourage additional bloom and/or a possible second, albeit sparse, autumn bloom.  5/8 planting HD

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Cypress Vine

Ipomoea quamoclit

 

This tropical vine is an annual. It is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. It will tolerate some dry conditions, but grows best with consistently moist soils. 5/9 planting  As of 7/2  several vines are growing well HD ©

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 Sweet potato

 Ipomoea batatas

 

 Tender perennial that is winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-11. In St. Louis, grow as an annual or dig tubers in fall. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Best leaf color usually occurs in full sun. Consistently moist soils are best.  5/7 outside. Mid-June, most leaves were eaten by some creature. Vines appear to be regenerating from grocery tubers, japanese and american varieties

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 Holly

Ilex × meserveae China Twins

 

 Male and female plants together, planted at the corner where the sidewalk starts from Heartland nursery

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Love-In-A-Mist

Nigella damascena

 

Dates back to english gardens of the 1570s 4/15 outside. Doing rather well BC ©

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Cleome

Cleome hassleriana

 

A gift from Leila. Grew well, and a prolific reseeder. Collect seed pods from favorite plants in fall for planting the following spring. If seed pods are not promptly removed, plants will self-seed, often aggressively.  ©

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2016 Wish List

Anasazi bean

Amarillo carrot

Sesame

Emmer wheat

White Sonora wheat

Tabasco Peppers

Jersey Giant tomato

Violet Jasper tomato

Rose Feather Morning Glory

Petunia, Lilac Pompom

Petunia, Mother of Pearl

Primrose, Evening

 

 

 

Sunflower, Evening Sun

Sweet Pea, Azureus Blue

Zinnia

Borage

Lettuce (Red Romaine)

Beets (Cylindra)

Carrot (Little finger)

Aji Amarillo Pepper

NuMex Suave Red Pepper(Mild Habenero)

Prik Chee Fa Pepper

(milder thai pepper)

NuMex Heritage 6-4 Pepper