Sunday, January 2, 2011


Seed catalogs are coming in the mail. It has me thinking about what I will be planting this year. With such limited space I need to really be sure that I plant a lot of tried and true plants and limit my experimentation. These are the specific varieties of veggies that I've grown in the past, that I can really depend on every year, and wouldn't be without. These are all very disease resistant, heavy producers in my garden.

Here's my list of 'MUST PLANT!' varieties:

Tomatoes: Sun Gold, Celebrity, Jet Star, Kellogg's Breakfast
Cukes: Salad Bush
Radishes: Cherry Belle
Peppers: Fat n' Sassy bell peppers
Garlic: Music, German Extra Hardy
Lettuce: Little Gem, Jericho

I was wondering if any of you would share the varieties that you just have to plant each year.


  1. My have to plant varieties are posted at my website:

    FYI Jericho bolted a little before the varieties I have listed. And sun sugars are a little less prone to cracking than the sun golds.

  2. Eva's Purple Ball tomato is a great tomato and very prolific....a definite must in my garden You can get them at

    She is from out your way. I did a tomato overview and garden overview on my blog.

  3. I agree that Cherry Belle Radishes are awesome. I would add to that list Blue Lake pole beans. Awesome producers!

  4. Eva's Purple Ball. They have always been on my list of tomatoes I would like to try. Along with Dana's Dusky Rose, Rose de Berne, and JD's Special C-Tex. I love growing tomatoes!

  5. Super sweet 100 is a cherry tomato that I must have. I have heard good things about jetstar tomatoes for south central pa where I live and am going to try them this year.
    Heather in PA

  6. I love Jet Star. My father-in-law was the first to grow it. It was a "must have" in his garden for years. He lives in southeastern PA. Now his nursery sells Jetsetter instead, and he likes that variety quite a bit as well. I have yet to try it. I'm trying to narrow my plantings down to the ones that I know will do well (usually) and try a couple experimental varieties a season.