• Written by: The Vegetarian Homestead

What I'm planting in 2021



We are planting a big garden this year. It will be the biggest garden we've ever had.


This year garden is going to be different. It will be planted to provide us with at least 50% of our vegetable need for the whole year. When I set that goal I knew I had to plan and be more organized. Which is a challenge for me. In the past I planted more seeds than I needed and ended up with a jungle in the garden because I tried to squeeze in "just one more plant." This year I have written down notes, filled my calendar, and am trying my best to stick to the plan.


What happens when I squeeze in "just one more tomato plant"

My husband took pity on me and made an awesome excel spreadsheet for all the plants we need to plant, when to start or direct seed them, how much garden space they need and how many to plant. It has helped so much!



Here is my list for 2021:


Winter squash:

Cinderella

Howdens pumpkin (for carving)

Waltham butternut squash

Buttercup

Delicata

Cheese pumpkin

Kakai (hulless seeds for papitas)*

*Saved seed pumpkin from a friend (I forget the name)*


Summer squash:


Costata zuchinni

Straightneck squash


Luffa


Tomatoes: (all new varieties for me)

Celebrity*

Cherokee purple*

ACE 55*

Golden Jubilee*

Mortgage lifter*

Porter*

Wisconsin 55*

Small red cherry*

Sweetie Cherry*


Eggplant:

Black beauty


Peanuts:

Tn. red valencia*


Melons:

Hales best

Honey rock melon*

Crimson sweet

Charleston gray*

Jubilee*

Green flesh honeydew*

Hates Jumbo cateloupe*


Broccoli:

Waltham 29*

Sun King


Cauliflower:

Snowball


Cabbage:


Coppenhagen

Savoy King*


Carrots:

Scarlet nantes

Parisienne

Danvers 126*


Beets:

Formanova beet*

Sugar beets*

Detroit dark red


Turnips:

Purple top*


Radish:

Daikon

French breakfast

Cherry Belle


Salad Greens:

Arugula*

Mesclun mix*

Rainbow Swiss

Bright lights swiss*

Georgia collards

Russian red kale

Cress*

Giant winter spinach

Gazelle F1 Spinach

Bok choy

Tat sai

Vitamin Green


Lettuce:

Batavia*

Canasta*

Red Romaine

Prizehead Lettuce

Kweik

Muir

Cherokee

Butter crunch*



Sweet corn:

Honey select*

Bodacious

Temptress Sweet*

Peaches and Cream*



Popcorn:

Hulless*


Flint Corn:

Painted mountain corn

Glass Gem



Cucumbers:

Marketmore 76

Suyo Long

Homemade pickles


Peppers:


Anaheim Chili*

California Wonder

Hungarian Yellow wax*

Spanish Mammoth

Craigs grande jalapino

Cayenne

Tabasco

Rewia

Golden California wonder*


Southern peas:

Iron and clay*

zipper cream*

Fast lady northern*


Pole beans:

Liana Asparagus*

Kentucky blue*

Kidney

Pinto


Bush beans:

Green Crop*

Maxibel Haricot



Shelling peas:

Karina*

Green arrow*


Sweet peas


Soy beans


Okra:

Perkins long pod

Bowling red


Herbs:

Parsley

Cilatro

Basil

Chives

Hyssop*

Caraway*

Dill


Flowers:

Celosia*

Sunflowers

zinnia

Marigold

Cosmo

Black eye susan

Cone flower

Butterfly weed

Red clover*

Crimson clover*

Roselle


All the names with * next to it are new varieties to me.

The names in bold letters are seeds I've saved from previous garden years.



I am starting over with my tomatoes with totally different varieties. I am not sure what caused my past failures with tomatoes but I am not taking any chances.



I know this list is long but as a gardener I like to try different varieties and see what does well in my area. I also like to save as many of my own seeds as possible so lots of my seeds are open pollinated or heirloom.



What are you growing in your 2021 garden?

















































































































































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