1. Mustard Greens ‘Ruby Streaks' and ‘Golden Frill' Spring and Fall ‘Red Giant' and ‘Green Wave' Summer. Sown direct April 15 and harvest begins May 30; second crop sown direct June 15 and harvest begins July 30; third crop sown direct August 15 and harvest begins September 30. Used to add zest to salads.
2. Endive ‘Biana Riccia'. Sown first crop direct April 15 and harvest begins May 20; second crop sown June 8 direct and harvest begins July 28; third crop sown direct August 11 and harvest begins September 25.
3. Shungi Ku Garland Chrysanthemum. An edible chrysanthemum, first crop sown direct April 15 and harvest begins May 30; second crop sown direct June 15 and harvest begins July 30; third crop sown direct August 15 and harvest begins September 30. For uses other than salad refer to Shungi Ku #8 in the main vegetable bed.
4. Purple Mizuna. Four crops - first crop sown direct April 15 and harvest begins May 25; second crop sown direct June 8 and harvest begins July 18; third crop sown direct August 13 and harvest begins September 12; fourth crop sown direct September 26 and harvest begins November 5 (???) or harvested as a baby crop. An essential salad mix ingredient for other uses; other than salad mix refer to Purple Mizuna - intensive vegetable bed #3.
5. Cabbage ‘Lavaflex'. First crop sown indoors May 16, planted April 15 and harvest begins May 27; second crop sown indoors May 6; planted June 13 and harvest begins July 17; third crop sown indoors July 1, planted July 31 and harvest begins September 11. Perfect for summer salads, slaws or cooked dishes. This is a pointed mini cabbage.
6. Italian Dandelion ‘Red Rib'. First crop sown direct April 15 and harvest begins June 9; second crop sown direct June 23 and harvest begins August 17; third crop sown direct August 31 and harvest begins October 25. Although not a true dandelion, the appearance and flavor are similar. This cultivar has a bright red stem and mid-vein and a dark green leaf. The flavor is bitter with background sweetness.
7. Garlic ‘California White' Softneck. Planted April 15 and harvest begins around the end of July/early August. Softneck garlic is the strongest flavored garlic and stores the best. For other uses refer to the main vegetable bed #14.
7. Scallion ‘Evergreen Hardy White'. One to two sowings after the garlic is harvested. They are very hardy and a long harvest period. For more information refer to #14 main vegetable bed.
8. Garden Chives. Pre-established mild onion flavor with an attractive globe-shaped bloom used as an edible garnish.
9. Leaf Lettuce ‘Red Sails'. First crop sown indoors March 18, planted April 15 and harvest begins May 10; second crop sown indoors April 29, planted May 25 and harvest begins June 22; third crop sown indoors June 10, planted July 6 and harvest begins August 2; fourth crop sown indoors July 22, planted August 17 and harvest begins September 13. Taste stays mild for a long time without bitterness.
10. Celery ‘Tango'. Planted June 1 and harvest begins around August 19. Can be used fresh in salads, cooked in soup, stew and mixed vegetables. For more uses refer to #2 ornamental vegetable bed.
11. ‘Red Komatsuna Spring and Fall and Komatsuna ‘Summer Fest'U. Summer. Both have the same harvest date. First crop red sown direct April 15 and harvest begins May 20; second sowing ‘Summer Fest' sown direct June 3 and harvest begins July 7; third sowing ‘Summer Fest' sown direct July 21 and harvest begins August 11; fourth crop red sown direct August 25 and harvest begins October 1. Used for salads and braising mixes.
12. Leaf Lettuce ‘Black Seeded Simpson'. The sowing, planting and harvest dates are the same as ‘Red Sails'. Easiest to grow; you can pick as needed without harvesting the whole plant.
13. Carrot ‘Nelson'. First crop sown direct April 15 and harvest begins June 22; second crop sown direct July 6 and harvest begins September 12. An early Nantes type consistently sweet early variety. Can be harvested at baby or full size.
14. Radicchio ‘Indigo'. First crop sown indoors March 18, plant April 15 and harvest begins June second; second crop sown indoors May 19 and harvest begins July 23; third crop sow indoors July 9, plant August 6 and harvest begins September 12; fourth crop sown indoors August 29, plant September 25 and harvest begins November 2. This is an excellent uniform and high-yielding variety the best cultivar for this area. Radicchio is excellent in salads, bruised or sautéed. An all-around all season producer.
15. Lettuce Bibb - Romaine Type ‘Winter Density'. First crop sown indoors March 18 planted April 15 and harvest begins May 31; second crop sown indoors May 20, plant June 15 and harvest begins July 29. The second and third crops will be another cultivar ‘Green Forrest' and the first and fourth crops will be ‘Winter Density'. Third crop sown indoors July 17, planted August 12 and harvest begins September 15; fourth crop sown indoors September 14, planted September 29 and harvest begins October 30. Spring and fall ‘Winter Density' and Summer ‘Green Forest'. The leaves on romaine are thick, crisp and juicy with sweetness unmatched by other lettuce types. ‘Winter Density' is described as a tall ‘Buttercrunch'. ‘Green Forest' is a very attractive green romaine and slow in bolting.
16. Tomato ‘Green Zebra'. Will be planted around May 20 and harvest begins around July 31. This tomato is a green striped salad specialty with a delicious tangy taste. A green fruit that develops a yellow blush which accentuates the darker green stripes. A 3-4 oz fruit which is ideal for slicing into wedges for salad.
17. Kale ‘Red Russian'. First crop sown indoors May 23, planted April 15 and harvest begins May 12; second crop used as a back-up sown indoors June 1 and planted if the first crop fails. This kale is a tender, colorful specialty for salad mix and for bunching. It can also be used for light cooking. For extended storage time dunk leaves in cold water.
18. Pepper ‘Islander'. Sown indoors March 16, planted June 1 and harvest begins right around July 26. A sweet bell pepper with a pale lavender skin and pale yellow flesh. Fruits ripen through a showy stage of violet, yellow and orange streaks and eventually turning a rich very dark red.
19. Parsley ‘Giant of Italy'. Will be planted around May 20 and harvest begins around August 3. This cultivar has huge leaves with great flavor.