Give me your favorite vegetable seeds!
March 1, 2012 12:34 PM Subscribe
What varieties of vegetables should I plant in my tiny front yard garden in DC? I have a bunch of seed catalogues, but the 10+ pages of tomato varieties are overwhelming! What are your favorite varieties of tomato, cucumber, beans, etc. to grow?
posted by foodmapper to Home & Garden (34 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
My garden is a U-shape, about 15 feet across. The legs of the U are about 20 feet on one side, and 25 feet on the other side. The U is about 2 feet thick - overall the space is very limited. The yard gets mostly full sun. The soil is dense and clay-ey, but I double dug it in the summer, put in a bunch of compost in, and it's loose and full of worms now. No idea about chemical balance/nutrient levels.
To maximize favorite vegetables, right now I'm planning on tomatos, beans, cucumber, peas, arugula, and spinach, with herbs in pots, but am open to being sold on your favorites. I may also have a 10x12 foot community garden plot, but I won't know until after seed ordering time. If I do have a plot, I'd like to grow red peppers, melons, squashes, and maybe corn, and am open to more types of vegetables. I prefer seeds from non-Monsanto/big ag sources.
What are your favorite varieties? What varieties grow well in containers? Thanks!