A Planting Frenzy!

May 14th and 15th have been very busy planting days in Spy Garden! Here is a list of everything (that I can remember!) that has been planted the past 2 days. Most of the varieties are new for us to try (unless otherwise noted/pictured). All of the seeds are from Baker Creek (if you want to look them up) and I added direct links to the descriptions on some of the ones I am most looking forward to:

Eggplants: Little Fingers, Rosita, Thai Yellow Egg and Fengyuan Purple

Peppers: Tequila Sunrise, Ozark Giant (both sweet) and Anaheim (mild)

Melons: Delice de la Table, Tigger and Orangeglo (Orangeglo is a watermelon)

Cucumbers: Lemon and Delikatesse

Spy Garden Lemon Cukes (2012)

Spy Garden Lemon Cukes (2012)

Beans: Dragon Tongue and Envy Soya Beans

Giant Cape Gooseberries

Giant White Seeded Sunflowers

Cherry Vanilla Quinoa

Thai Red Roselle

Patisson Golden Marbre Scallop Summer Squash

Sweet Mace/Mexican Mint French Marigold

In the Three Sisters Garden: Serpente di Sicilia Edible Gourd, Rainbow Indian Flint Corn, Gold Marie Vining Beans and Thai Purple Podded Yard Long Bean

2012 Chinese Long Red Noodle Beans (very similar to thai purple yard long beans)

2012 Chinese Long Red Noodle Beans (very similar to thai purple yard long beans)

Planted from seeds I saved from last year’s plants: Rainbow Sweet Inca Corn, Yellow Bonnet Sorghum, Hartman’s Giant Amaranth, Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranth and Chinese Long Red Noodle Beans

2012 Chinese Red Noodle Bean

2012 Chinese Red Noodle Bean

2012 Hartman's Giant Amaranth

2012 Hartman’s Giant Amaranth

2012 Hartman's Giant Amaranth

2012 Hartman’s Giant Amaranth just starting to set the seed head

2011 Hartman's Giant Amaranth with Sunflowers

2011 Hartman’s Giant Amaranth with Sunflowers

2012 Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranth

2012 Love-Lies-Bleeding Amaranth

2012 Rainbow Sweet Inca Corn

2012 Rainbow Sweet Inca Corn frond

2012 Rainbow Sweet Inca Corn "feet"!

2012 Rainbow Sweet Inca Corn “feet”!

2012 Rainbow Sweet Inca Corn

2012 Rainbow Sweet Inca Corn

2012 Yellow Bonnet Sorghum

2012 Yellow Bonnet Sorghum

2012 Yellow Bonnet Sorghum

2012 Yellow Bonnet Sorghum

Here are some current (from today, May 15th, 2013) photos of the area of the garden that we call “the back nine” (why we call it the back nine), where melons have been planted in the large area next to the trellis and the sorghum, corn, amaranth and sunflowers are planted in the skinnier strip:

The Back Nine

The Back Nine (looking south)

The Back Nine

The Back Nine (looking north)

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