What are we growing this year?

We are very curious to learn which vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers will grow well in a deep-water-culture (DWC) aquaponic system in the north Georgia (USA) climate, so we are planting a wide variety of seeds as an experiment.  Although some plants will favor either Fall or Spring planting, we will plant all of them throughout the season.  Then we will post the results here on our blog so other aquaponic gardeners will know what grows and what doesn’t grow in a DWC system in our area.

So far, we have planted or will soon plant the following vegetable, herb, and fruit seeds that we purchased online from High Mowing Organic Seeds.

Arugula
Astro Arugula

Asian Greens
Komatsuna
Mibuna
Mizuna
Purple Mizuna
Tat Soi
Yukina Sovoy

Beans
Black Turtle Beans
Calypso Beans (aka, Orca or Ying Yang)
Coban Beans
Dragon Langerie Bush Beans (aka, Dragon’s Tongue)
Gold Rush Wax Beans
Jacob’s Cattle Beans (aka, Trout Bean or Appaloosa Bean)
Jade Beans
Light Red Kidney Beans
Kentucky Wonder Beans
Maxibel Haricot Vert Bush Bean
Provider Snap Bush Beans
Rattlesnake Pole Beans
Royal Burgundy Bush Beans
Tavera Beans
Vermont Cranberry Beans
Windsor Fava Beans

Broccoli
DeCicco Broccoli
Waltham 29 Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts
Doric F1 Brussels Sprouts
Nautic F1 Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage
Buscaro Cabbage
Caraflex Cabbage
Drago Cabbage
Famosa Cabbage
Farao Cabbage
Impala Cabbage
Kaitlin Cabbage
Red Express Cabbage

Cauliflower
Goodman Cauliflower
Skywalker Cauliflower
Snowball Y Cauliflower
Tipoff Romanesco
Veronica Romanesco

Chard
Fordhook Giant Chard
Golden Chard
Pink Passion Chard
Rainbow Mix Chard
Ruby Red Chard
Silverado Chard

Cucumbers
Boothby Blonde Cucumber
Green Finger Cucumbers
Lemon Cucumber
Marketmore 76 Cucumbers
Poona Kheera Cucumbers
Suyo Long Cucumbers (burpless)
Tyria Cucumbers (burpless)

Eggplants
Black Beauty Eggplant
Listada di Gandia Eggplant
Little Finger Eggplant
Ping Tong Long Eggplant
Rosa Bianca Eggplants

Fennel
Florence Fennel

Herbs
Common Sage
Darki Triple Curled Parsley
Genovese Basil
Lemon Balm
Oregano
Santo Cilantro
Sweet Marjoram

Kale
Lacinato ‘Dinosaur’ Kale (Our son is very excited about this one!)
Red Russian Kale

Kohlrabi
Azur Star Kohlrabi

Leeks
Varna Leeks

Lettuce
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
Boulder Lettuce (Iceberg)
New Red Fire Lettuce
Pirat Butterhead Lettuce
Red Oakleaf Lettuce
Red Salad Bowl Lettuce
Roxy Lettuce
Salad Bowl Lettuce
Tin Tin Lettuce
Two Star Lettuce

Melons
Caribbean Gold Mellons
Hale’s Best Melons
PMR Delicious 51 Melons
Rocky Ford Melons
Swan Lake Honeydew Melons

Mixes
High Mowing Mesclun Mix

Okra
Burgundy Okra
Clemson Spineless 80 Okra

Pac Choy
Prize Choy Pac Choy
Shanghai Green Pac Choy

Peas
Dwarf Grey Sugar Snow Peas
Laxton’s Progress #9 Shell Peas
Sugar Daddy Snap Peas
Sugar Snap Peas

Peppers
Early Jalapeno Hot Pepper
Jupiter Pepper
Maya Red Habanero Hot Peppers
New Mexico Joe E Parker Peppers
Purple Beauty Sweet Peppers

Pumpkins
Cinderella Pumkins
Jack Be Little Pumpkins

Soy Beans
Midori Giant Soybeans
Shirofumi Edamame Soybeans

Spinach
Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach
Renegade Hybrid Spinach

Squash
Delicata Winter Squash
Spaghetti Winter Squash
Waltham Butternut Winter Squash

Tomatoes
Bing Cherry Tomatoes
Gilbertie Paste Tomatoes
Peacevine Cherry Tomatoes
Sweetie Cherry Tomatoes

Watermelons
Crimson Sweet Watermelons
Howden Watermelons

Zucchini
Costata Romanesco Zucchini
Dark Green Zucchini
Midnight Lightning Zucchini
Yellow Crookneck Squash
I would also like to grow strawberries, grapes, taro, carrots, and some flowers for my wife.

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10 Responses to What are we growing this year?

  1. ElizOF says:

    That is an impressive collection of food items… Do share some photos when you have a chance. 🙂

  2. nano_entity says:

    This looks great!

  3. Lora K. says:

    wow! this is overwhelming. looking forward to seeing them grow.

  4. pbmgarden says:

    An exciting experiment indeed! Glad you will have flowers as well.

  5. This is an impressive list of vegetables and herbs! I, too, look forward to seeing pictures!

  6. babso2you says:

    Love your blog! Thank you for signing up to subscribe to mine!

  7. keekleberry says:

    Wow! What you are doing is so interesting and inspiring!

  8. ADfarms says:

    Wow!! We are so intrigued! We can’t wait to hear which ones grow well.

  9. Sarah says:

    Great list of seed varieties!

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