Food Crops We Grew In 1996
Crop list prepared by Wes Barrett.
Wes Barrett, City Farmer's head gardener since 1992, is a retired high school teacher with many years experience growing food crops organically. He trains our volunteer gardeners and part-time staff and oversees all aspects of the Demonstration Garden from testing compost bins to planting "winter vegetables" and cover crops.
Wes is the 5th, wonderful head gardener to hold the position since we opened the garden in 1982, following in the footsteps of Catherine Shapiro, Chris Ferris, Paula Ford and Gillian Elcock.
Since we demonstrate 12 month gardening, most of our seeds are purchased from Territorial Seeds a company which specializes in crops for our Pacific maritime region and which promotes growing food crops year-round.
Crop Variety Artichoke Green Globe Asparagus Unknown Beans Purple Fava
Dry: Serene, Orca, Jacob's Cattle, Black Coco
Beets Chioggia, Early Wonder, Winter Keeper Broccoli Southern Comet, Rosalind, Umpqua, Purple Sprouting Cabbage Derby Day, First Early Market, Winterstar Cauliflower Snow Crown, White Rock, Purple Cape Celeriac Brilliant Fennel Bronze, Florence, Green Garlic Spanish Roja, Yugoslavian, Russian Red Grapes Green Concord Herbs Basil, Lovage, Chives, Rosemary, Lavender, Thyme, Shiso, Santalina, Curry Plant, Oregano, Borage, Mint, Lemon Balm, Sweet Cicely, Salad Burnet Kale Westland Winter, Winter Red Leeks Durabel Lettuce Brunia, Kwiek, Valmaine, Reuben's Red Onions Blanco Duro, Redman Peas Maestro, Oregon Trail, Oregon Pioneer Peppers Gypsey, Marbler, Purple Beauty Potatoes Banana, Ptarmigan Rhubarb Unknown Salad Greens Orach (red and green), Arugula, Chicory, Radicchio, Swiss Chard (red and green) Spinach Steadfast, Bloomsdale Savory Squash Black Beauty (zucchini), Butter Cup Tomatoes a. Early: Early Cascade, Oregon Spring, Siletz, Taxi
b. Main-Season: Big Boy, Black, Golden Treasure, Yellow Pear
Tamatillo Mexican Raspberries Everbearing (variety unknown) Black Currants Unknown
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