My spring vegetable garden for this year is well underway. Actually, this past weekend end I have begun harvesting zucchini and bell peppers from the grade. So, I thought it might be useful to have a list of what I planted this spring.
Vegetables which I grow every year
- Malabar spinach; on trellises, of course
- A variety of Chile plants
- Poblano (Chile Ancho); our favorite eating Chile
- Bell Peppers (red and yellows); for mixing with the poblanos, salad greens, and to add color
- Mild jalapeno; for a bit of Chile bite in some dishes and for some garden as they ripen
- Butternut Winter squash; my own medium variety this year.
- Old Time Tennessee melon; a large cantaloupe style, which has become a favorite with us in recent years.
- Tomatoes; only cherry and yellow pear tomatoes this year
- Green Tomatillos
- Fennel; re-growing from last year’s root, which overwintered, and the bulbs are just about large enough to harvest
- Garden sage
- Bee Balm
- Pole beans (Portuguese); my own collection, which is not commercially available any longer.
- Tepary beans; my own variety, which I have been improving over the years. Needs minimal water and thrive in the San Antonio climate
Vegetables which I grow occasionally
- Egg Plants
- Zucchini Squash; green and yellow.
- Runner beans (Ayocote Morado); good eating, but mostly growing for the hummingbirds and the bumblebees
- Worchester Lima bean; seems to love and thrive in the San Antonio climate
- Beets (Detroit Dark Red); grown specifically for salad green this year.
- Armenian cucumber; grows well in Sana Antonio and is great eating when picked small
- Purple potatoes; plant in a no-dig method using some old large flower pots