Thursday, May 10, 2012

Veggie Survey: the results are in!

Thanks to the folks who voted in our survey about what veggies to grow in the garden!

We asked, "We're growing lots of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, green beans, zucchini & yellow squash. What other veggies do you like to eat?" Multiple answers were allowed.

And you said:


Beets
  60%
Lettuces
  80%
Sweet Potatoes
  60%
Carrots
  60%
Potatoes
  80%
Swiss Chard
    0%
Peas
  80%
Winter Squash (Butternut, Acorn, etc.)
  40%
Spinach
  40%

So we'll keep these answers in mind as we choose what to grow in the garden this year. There will definitely be lettuce and peas. Potatoes will need some more planning and space for a future year. We've found the soil to be too rocky for carrots (they prefer very fine soil and fork when they run into an obstruction in the ground) but we're working on ideas for how to make them work in our garden. And there will be some of as many of the other veggies as we can fit in!

Now, what about Swiss chard? Is it unloved, misunderstood or just unknown??

1 comment:

  1. Swiss Chard - Well, I absolutely LOVE how it looks in the seed catalogs, but I've never eaten it so I don't know if I even like the taste/texture. Does it have redeeming nutritional and growing qualities worth including it and educating the public?

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