I did save some Parris Island Cos romaine from a plant that I let turn to seed. One plant yielded thousands of seeds and they are germinating well.
Some new things to try this Spring are:
Chinese Red Noodle Bean-apparently great for hot weather in greenhouse
Update: This grew wonderfully and very tasty
- Datil chile pepper
Update: This was the most prolific of the season, and VERY hot!
- Deux Despagne/Spanish Mammoth bell pepper
Update: Both the plant and the peppers were huge! Won the spring farm show.
- Annie’s Rainbow carrot mix
Update: Fair germination, not too tasty, will not grow again
- Misticanza Salad mix
Update: Nice baby greens mix
- Verde invierno lettuce - claims to be great in the cold hence the name
Update: We had a cool summer and these grew well outside through June and again in the fall right up til heavy frost. Definitely a winner!
- Pasilla Bajio chile pepper
Update: Not good for anything except drying and grinding.
- Rouge Vif d’Etampes pumpkin (Cinderella pumpkin, last year I grew a fairytale)
Update: These rotted on the vine. Waste of space. Not very attractive either.
- Amish paste tomato
Update: Fair germination, good taste
- Black Cherry tomato
Update: I had a 12-foot tall vine in the greenhouse. Very sour!
- Tomatillo verde
Update: 1 plant was all I needed. Hundreds of tomatillos made delicious salsa verde. Winner!
- Amish Pie Pumpkin
Update: I only planted 1 hill of 4 vines. 3 failed and one produced a 50-pound monster. It quickly rotted before Halloween, sadly. Won't grow these again.
- Baby Pam Pumpkin
Update: Nice, small pretty. Small vines saved space. Pumpkins were uniform and produced 2-3 per vine. I did not eat them.