Whats growing in 2017

Bed 1 Potatoes
Early/Second early – Charlotte
Main crop – Pink Fir Apple
Main crop – Rooster or Desiree (I threw the label away by accident)

Bed 2 Legumes
Peas – Twinkle
Climbing french beans – Monte Gusto, Carminat and Monte Cristo
Dwarf beans – Purple Queen, Compass and Borlotto ‘ Firetongue’
Broad beans – Aquadulce Claudia & Red Epicure

Bed 3 Brassicas
Kale – Nero de Toscana
Cabbage – January King
Cabbage – Greyhound
Broccoli – Purple sprouting
Broccoli – Romanesco
Kohl Rabi – Vienna purple and white
Swede – Tweed F1
Swiss Chard – Bright Lights

Bed 4 – Alliums
Garlic – Elephant
Onion red – Red Baron
Onion white – Stuttgarter  giant
Shallots –Picasso
Leek – Carentan

Bed 5 – Roots
Parsnip – Gladiator
Beetroot – Chiggoia, Golden Burpees, Boltardy
Radish – various

Bed 6 – Pumpkin, Squash and Corn
Sweetcorn  – Sundance
Squash/Pumpkin – Butternut ‘Hornet f1’, Rolet (climbing), Uchiki Kuri, Patty pan (various)
Cucumber – Marketmore

Pots
Carrot – Paris Market 5 (atlas variety), Nantes 5, Yellowstone & Purple sun
(after a fight trying to improve the structure of my heavy clay to suit the temperamental carrot seedlings I have decided that this year they will be grown in pots next to the allium beds)

Greenhouse
Tomatoes – Gardeners Delight, Roma, Tigerella, Marmande
Chillies – Fairy Lights,  Joes Super Long, Dorset Naga (I must be mad)

Herb border
Chives
Garlic chives
Sage & purple sage
Summer & Winter savoury
Dill
Oregano
Rosemary
Thyme

Flowers
Sunflower – various
Verbena bonariensis
Calendula – various
Nasturtium ‘tom thumb’ ‘purple emperor’
Foxglove (wild type)
Sweet Pea ‘cupani’
Cornflower
Ladybird Poppy

As I clear space in this section I will be refilling it with some quick cropping oriental salads as well as winter salad crops for later in the year including a hardy winter mixed variety, Endives and Treviso to see us through the year.

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