The Garden Roster

The other day, on a whim I decided to write down all the edibles in my back yard. After months of feeling like I was missing this or that plant, I was startled to discover that my efforts had brought me to over xdozen plants, not including those that had already been removed. Some of these are still in my propogate on area, just starting to root, but most are planted and even producing.

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Following is a complete list of the edible plants I am currently growing. In upcoming posts I will write up plant profiles of a few specific ones and if you’d like to know more about anything on this list, I would be happy to elaborate on them!

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Herbs:
lemon thyme
english thyme
yarrow
greek oregano
rose geranium
purple culinary sage
culinary sage
marjoram
comfrey
bronze fennel
mullein
catnip
lemon balm
nugget hops
lemongrass
taragon
rosemary
lavender
chamomile
stevia
lemon basil
sweet basil
echinacea
italian flat parsley
tobacco
chives
skullcap
coneflower(echinacea)

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Other Edible Perennials:
rhubarb
artichoke
thornless raspberry
blueberry (sunshine blue, misty, jubilee)
everbearing strawberry
elderberry(york, nova, black beauty)
canna
oca
yacon
blackberry
olive tree
dwarf Taro
purple Taro
borage
currants( Crandall, black, red, white)
jostaberry
asparagus(UC-127)

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Edible Annuals:
red indian corn
sweet bicolor corn
sweet yellow corn
peacevine tomato
cherokee purple tomato
variegated collards
russian kale (red and white)
lacinato kale
curly kale
cajun jewel okra
zucchini
cucumber
scarlet runner bean
celebration runner bean
blushed butter oak lettuce
hopi red dye amaranth
garlic
scallions

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I am already experiencing a bountiful summer. I have a constant Harvey of zucchini, have picked the Indian corn an some of the bicolor corn, eaten young scarlet runner beans sautéed with butter and garlic, and of course used lemongrass in curries. I’ve also come up with a great herbal bee food using only things in my back yard, water, and sugar and it has given my bees a great advantage this spring. It is so rewarding to benefit from the work I’ve put into my garden!

3 thoughts on “The Garden Roster

  1. jayne says:

    wonderful garden… and gardener-sounds like you are really enjoying it

  2. jayne says:

    also would like to hear more about the bees

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