butternut squash

WALTHAM BUTTERNUT

Welcome to the seed-grown heirloom jungle

jimmy nardello pepper

JIMMY NARDELLO

sweet and smoky goodness

indigo blue

INDIGO BLUE

in lycopersicon veritas

jing orange okra

JING ORANGE

Yes, Virginia, there is okra in Redmond

moon and stars

MOON & STARS

melt-in-your-mouth sweet

floristan

FLORISTAN

bee and bird paradise


Growing an heirloom vegetable garden in Seattle

@ Marymoor Garden, Plot C11


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TOMATOES
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PEPPERS
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CUCURBITS
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OKRA
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BEANS
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FLOWERS
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Garden Design

Plot design, grow lights, cloches, trellises, and methodology.

Garden Timeline

Month-by-month calendar for planting, transplanting, and harvesting.

Seed List

Heirloom vegetable and flower seeds from around the world.




garden family portraits

2014 Growing Season



Indigo Blue Berries tomatoOR
Paul Robeson tomatoRussian heirloom
Caspian Pink tomatoRussian heirloom
Green Zebra heirloomWA heirloom
Moon & Stars melonAmish heirloom
Charentais melonFrench heirloom
Waltham Butternut squashMA heirloom
Black Futsu squashJapanese heirloom
Jimmy Nardello pepperItalian heirloom
Corno di Toro Giallo pepperItalian heirloom
Albino Bullnose pepperCuban heirloom
Orange Jing okraAsian heirloom
mid June harvest
mid July harvest
late July harvest
early August harvest

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.

Alice Sebold