Carrots - a rainbow blend (for you know who)
Cucumber - Muncher
Peas - Tom Thumb Shell Pea and Oregon Sugar Pod II
Radish - White Icicle and Roxanne Hybrid
Squash - Little Dipper Hybrid (a smaller butternut variety) and Lakota Winter
Pumpkins - Jarrahdale (a blueish-green/grey pumpkin which is suppose to have a shorter growing season) and Small Sugar (screw jack-o-lanterns, I want to cook with them!)
Watermelon - Kleckley's Sweet (a heirloom melon - sorry, can't give up my Southerness and watermelons!)
Now for the real reason I started seed shopping - TOMATOES!
I have started my little Red Robin already and have a Snow White Cherry I picked up at the Museum of the Rockies with some other seeds. But the real ones I wanted were all from the Dwarf Tomato Project of which I did some early testing over the years.
I love these plants. Three to four feet tall, great in pots and stocky stems.
This is a picture of one of the dwarf tomatoes back in 2011 I was growing and you can see it's covered in tomatoes.
But the dwarf tomatoes I picked to try here in Montana (based on suggestions by Craig too) are as follows:
- Yukon Quest
- Sleeping Lady
- Wild Fred
- Iditarod Red
- Russian Swirl
- Mr. Snow
- Purple Heart
- Lemon Ice
- Kelly Green
- Emerald Giant
- Arctic Rose
- Chocolate Lightning
As you can tell from some of the names, there were a few which were tested in Alaska, so I have hopes they will do well in Montana.
Actually, I fell to the planting bug and started 6 of each of the tomatoes on Friday. Since I only have 20 seeds of each (except for Chocolate Lightning, where I only had 10 and planted them all), I started 6-8 of each, leaving plenty for replanting.
My goal is to get a couple of each for myself and then hand out the remaining to
I also fell victim to planting 3 elephant garlic cloves in a large container and added White Radishes on top. Will see how that goes.
And the pumpkins and squash also got planted on Friday. Or at least a few of the seeds did. Once again, planted about 6-8 of each and then have some for (1) next season or (2) replanting.
An update later in the week!