January has sped by, and I am busy making plans for PEI, and counting down until April, when I leave. I’m making an effort not to go overboard with getting too many seeds like I did a couple of years ago, but there are so many awesome things that can grow in the maritimes. And global warming has given us a new zone 6 rating…
So, I am thinking of growing some new things:
- Asian Pears! I love these, and they are apparently easy trees to grow. I’m planning on getting the varieties Xiang (quince flavour), Hayatama (tropical tasting), and Chojuro… which apparently tastes like butterscotch. Even if they just taste like the apple pears at the grocery store, I’d be pretty happy.
- Persimmon (the North American kind is hardy to zone 4/5)
- wine grapes
- sweet potatoes- there are actually some cold-season sweet potatoes from Nova Scotia, which I’m interested in trying.
- Turkish Rocket
- Chinese artichokes
- Egyptian onions
- more asparagus
- hops (I guess beer is a vegetable dish?)
And some other great but regular things like summer and winter squash, beans, kale, lemon cucumbers, etc. See, I totally have a reasonable list of things to plant, and definitely won’t go overboard this year. Honestly. I visited the seed store for the first time in the year last week.
I am planning on building an extension on the cabin as well, and a root cellar, so it will be a busy spring/summer/fall,… etc.
I am really happy about going out there again without having plans to have leave for work (finally).