New Vegetable Varieties for Organic Gardens
An organic garden is fun to maintain due to the different crops a gardener can grow throughout the year. The crops grown, in this case, vegetables are mostly determined by the different seasons in which they are to be grown. Besides this, many organic gardeners feel the excitement in having new varieties of seeds introduced by various seed companies. This allows for the option of completely new seeds or hybrids of traditional seeds that are more resistant to some diseases, especially in warm climates. In situations where the summers are cool and short, hybrids as well as make it possible for some semi-tropical vegetables to be grown.
This blog post offers suggestions on what vegetables will fair well for gardeners considering organic gardening. Seed companies around the world offer catalogs which when studied, offers an educated forecast on what is most likely to do well in the seed world. This study will hopefully help gardeners who have an interest in trying out new varieties with special flavors, colors, textures and which can grow well wherever planted.
Kales over the years have become very abundant after especially in the world of nutrition, no wonder they come first in this list. Of the many known kale types, The Red Russian’ Kale also known as Siberian Kale that has leaf shades ranging from green to red/purple shades. Wishing for the leaves of the Red Russian kale were a bit smoother, which is true with Delaway’. This is a tinted red kale that came from the selection and savings of organic gardening in both Ireland and America.
The Red Devil’, is another similar innovation that is only available in the UK. This has immerged from the dark-leafed Tuscan or dinosaur kale. The Red Devil’ has similar waffled leaves similar to the traditional Tuscan Kale, the difference being their bright pink leaf veins. In America, however, there is a crossbreed between the Red Russian’ and Dinosaur kale coined the Rainbow Lacinato kale by Frank Morton. The leaves have a tender velvet feel to the touch, with pink, white or red veins.
Sweet at sugar peas
If you prefer long pods filled with delightful miniature peas , the Canoe’ variety is the one for you. Apart from this, a new variety for Europeans, Vivado’, could do.
After years of enjoying the good old Sugar Snaps’ many have decided to try snap peas that are not only highly productive per square foot, but also because you can eat the peas within their pods; nothing goes to waste. One such variety bred by Alan Kapuler is the beautifully dark purple-podded “Sugar-Magnolia.
Carrots for Connoisseurs
Of all of the vegetable varieties, carrots may possibly the most misunderstood and underestimated. They can be eaten raw or cooked, because of their vibrant flavors. Many organic gardeners have used the German breed Sugarnax’ which is a first generation cross breed. This variety has mostly been used in organic gardening and seldom for commercial purposes due to its brittleness requiring cautious handling. The market now has new, the first generation cross breeds such as Çandysnax’ which is said to be very sweet and Purplesnax’ named after its dark purple skin.
Spectacular Spice Peppers
The third option, sweet and hot peppers are a variety called spice peppers’. These can be defined as having only a gust of heat, thus the spicy’ in the name. This variety was infamous in organic farming because of its lateness in setting in a crop. Due to this, breeding efforts resulted in excellent varieties such as the Aji Delight’ which has early maturing capacities. The Aji Rico’, a first generation cross breed that will save you in maturation time with the capacity of taking only 75 days to produce red fruit. Lastly, the funny looking Bishop’s Crown’ has been hybridized to bring about a first generation crossbreed, the Mad Hatter’, which can produce large crops in cooler climates. Now you have an excuse to try growing spice peppers in your organic garden.
In the end, the bottom line is that a little bit of research goes a long way. If you want to make your organic garden fruitful and fun while at it, you need to be open to the idea of trying out new varieties before settling for one. Hopefully, this article has opened your eyes and challenged you to different crops that you can try out this year. Enjoy your organic gardening year.