A Complete List of What I Am Growing This Year | Garden 2021

It’s bigger. better, and more challenging than anything I have grown before. I have 2 gardening seasons under my belt during which I was fully committed to the task. However, after 2020…the show must be bigger and more productive. I want to learn the intricacies of growing our own food now while it is still fun before it turns into a method of survival. Well, maybe it is both at this point but it seems much less gloom and doom.

I get an adrenaline high from just talking about the anticipation of the 2021 garden season. While I know there will be failure and everything will not go to plan, there is still so much abundance headed our way. At least, I pray there is.

I went on a seed buying frenzy. I was so so eager to get my hands on good quality seeds that I started my collection months ago. It is because of this that I was able to find everything I wanted and really take my time to read and learn about the different varieties, attempting to decipher what would grow best here in zone 7b.

I should preface my list with everywhere I bought my seeds from this year. I’ve already started several cold hardy things in my greenhouse and had EXCELLENT germination rates. Like 100%.

  1. Johnny’s Seeds – the mega hub of seed suppliers known for excellent quality and reliable seeds.
  2. Hoss Tools – I have loved my shopping experience with Hoss Tools, including the quality of seeds and actual garden tools.
  3. Harris Seeds – I’ve had amazing customer service when I ordered supplies wrong and they got back with me efficiently.
  4. Burpee – I didn’t buy my burpee seeds online, rather in my local hardware store which is a great option for people without internet.
  5. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – Very, very excited to grow the varieties I bought from here.

At this point, I have bought so many seeds that my husband keeps telling me to stop. My response is always, “But it brings me so much joy!” I have enough seeds to grow for probably 50-75 people at this point but I do plan to share a lot of what we grow with family and friends in addition to sharing plant starts for their own gardens. Okay, okay I’ll stop rambling now.

Garden Grow List

  • Greens
    • Red Russian Kale
    • Baby Red Blend Lettuce
    • Butter Crunch Lettuce
    • Baby’s Leaf Hybrid Spinach
    • Savana Mustard Greens
    • Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach
    • Simpson Curled Lettuce
    • Arugula
  • Radishes
    • Cherry Belle
  • Herbs
    • Sweet Basil
    • Cilantro
    • Flat Leaf Italian Parsley
    • Lemon Basil
    • Bouquet Dill
    • Common Sage
  • Brassicas
    • Emerald Crown Broccoli
    • Cheers Cabbage
    • Megaton F1 Leeks
  • Root Vegetables
    • Danvers 126 Carrots (storage)
    • Imperator Carrots
    • Black Nebula Carrots
    • Gold Nugget Carrots
    • Chantenary Royal Carrot
    • German Butterball Potatoes
    • Red Norland Potatoes
    • White Vienna Kholrabi
  • Celery
    • Kelvin F1
    • Tango
  • Peas
    • Sugar Snap
    • Shelling Peas
  • Peppers
    • Serrano
    • Jalapeño
    • Mini Bell Snacking peppers
    • Sunshine Early Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Squash
    • Spineless Beauty Zuchinni
    • Sunburst Squash
    • Gentry Squash
    • Misc Pumpkin Varieties for Fall
  • Okra
    • 100 year old seed I inherited from family.
    • Clemson Spineless
  • Annual Fruit
    • Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry
  • Onions (maybe, they may be frozen and I may have to re-order)
    • Walla Walla
    • Red Candy Apple
    • Indeterminate Misc
    • White star
  • Cucumbers
    • Spring Burpless
    • Spacemaster Cucumber
  • Beans
    • Provider Bush Beans
    • Royal Burgundy Bean
    • Kentucky Blue Pole Bean
  • Tomatoes
    • Mortgage Lifter (H)
    • Brandywine Pink (H)
    • Carbon (H)
    • Cherokee Purple (H)
    • Tomato Supersweet 100 (Cherry)
    • Barry’s Crazy Cherry
    • Amish Paste
    • Toma Verde Tomatillo
    • Nepal (H)
    • Big Daddy Hybrid
  • Flowers
    • Chamomile
    • Celosia
    • Creeping Thyme
    • Dianthus
    • Hybrid Marigold
    • Zinnia
    • Nasturium
    • Phlox

Clearly, the grow list is long; as is needed for me to experiment and figure our what will grow best for us, what we love the flavors in, and having a variety of yummy food to last us across our roughly 200 day growing cycle. I would also like to note that not all of these things will be growing at the same time, making the list seem much much more manageable. Happy growing, friends! I would love to know some of your favorite varieties to grow and why in the comments!

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