GROWING POTATOES & ONIONS

POTATOES
Kennebec (white)
Katahdin  (white)
Red Pontiac (red)
Yukon Gold  (gold)
Russet  (white)

Fruit
Blueberry 
Rhubarb
Raspberry Red
Raspberry Fall Gold
Strawberry 

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ONIONS
YELLOW
WHITE
RED
SWEET
SHALLOTS

PEPPERS
BELL BOY 
Better Belle
Big Bertha
California Wonder
Candy Cane
Carolina Reaper
Cayenne
Ghost Pepper
Golden Bell
Habanero
Jalapeno Pepper
Lilac Bell
MUCHO NACHO JALEPENO
Mucho Nacho Pepper
Pepperoncini Pepper
Poblano Pepper
Red Beauty
Serrano Pepper
Sriracha
Super Chili Pepper
SWEET HUNGARIAN WAX 
SWEET PETITES ORANGE 
SWEET PETITES RED 
Tomatillo
Trinidad Scorpion
Valencia Orange
Thai Dragon Pepper

Growing Potatoes

Cutting Tubers

Some seed tubers are small, whole potatoes, one to 1¼ inches in diameter. These are ideal, since you do not need to divide them.

Cut larger tubers into 1¼-inch chunks.
Every piece must have at least one “eye,” an indentation that will produce the new shoot. Two or three eyes per piece is better.
Use a clean knife on a clean cutting board when you cut the seed tubers into pieces.
Place the cut pieces on a tray at room temperature (between 60°F and 70°F) for a few days until the cut surface has dried out and formed a tough protective layer.
If sprouts start to form, be careful not to rub them off while planting.

Planting Seed Pieces

Plant seed pieces as soon as the soil warms. This period is early April in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Gardeners in southern Minnesota may plant earlier, while locations further north may not have warmer soil until May.

Plant seed pieces cut side down, 10 to 12 inches apart and about three to five inches deep, in rows 30 to 36 inches apart.
Space pieces closer for smaller tubers and farther apart for fewer but larger tubers.
Cover with four inches of soil or compost.

Hilling

Once the green shoots emerge, hill soil up along plants as they grow. Tubers will form on thin stems, also called stolons, which emerge from the main stems. The longer the underground portion of the plant, the more stolons the plant may grow. Hilling also keeps any shallow tubers from exposure to light and turning green.

Start hilling the plants when stems are about a foot tall, and once or twice more during the growing season. At the end of the season, you will have hilled six to eight inches of soil in total along the plants. Some gardeners plant the seed tubers in shallow trenches to make hilling easier. Instead of mounding soil up, they push it more into the trench.

How to Plant Onion Sets

Bury onion sets 2 to 6 inches apart, gently pressing them into loose soil no more than 1 inch deep. ...
Space transplants 4 to 5 inches apart and rows 12 to 18 inches apart.
Set the bulbs with the point end up. ...
Mulch with straw between rows to help retain moisture and control weeds.

TOMATOES
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Amish Paste
Beefsteak
Better Boy
Big Boy
Black Cherry
Black Krim
Boxcar Willy
Brandywine
Celebrity
Champion
Cherokee Purple
Chocolate Cherry Tomato
Cupid Grape
Early Girl 
FIRST LADY 
GINO 
Golden Boy
HEIRLOOM-BEEFSTEAK 
HOMEGROWN CHERRY 
Husky Red Cherry
Jet Star
Jubilee
JULIET (GRAPE) 
Large Cherry
Lemon Boy
MIDNIGHT SNACK 
Mortgage Lifter
Mountain Pride
Old German
Orange Zinger
Patio
Pineapple
Red Cherry
Roma Plum
Rutgers Select
San Marzano 
Sugar Rush 
Sun Sugar
Sungold 
Superfantastic
Sweet 100
Whopper
Wisconsin 55
Yellow Pear

MISC VEGGIES
STRAIGHT EIGHT CUCUMBER
MUNCHER CUCUMBER
CLASSIC EGGPLANT
MIX KALE
MIX LETTUCE
BRIGHT LIGHTS SWISS CHARD
BLACK BEAUTY ZUCCHINI
GOLD RUSH ZUCCHINI
Cucumber Whopper
Eggplant Fairy Tale
Eggplant Whopper
Okra
Pumpkin Howden Biggie
Watermelon Whopper
Chinese Long Bean
Edamame - Soy Bean
Snow Peas 
Thai Dragon Pepper
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage Early
Cabbage Late
Cauliflower
Kohlrabi 
Lettuce Buttercrunch
Lettuce Red Salad Bowl
Russian Kale 
Bush Bean Blue Lake
Cantaloupe Classic
Cucumber Burpless
Cucumber Bush Pickle
Eggplant Classic
Eggplant Ichiban
Pea Sugar Snap
Watermelon Crimson Sweet
Pickle Jar Cucumber
Chinese Long Bean
Edamame - Soy Bean
Snow Peas 
Russian Kale 
Bean Black Wax Pencil Pod
Bean Kentucky Wonder Pole
Cucumber Straight Eight
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage Late
Cauliflower
Kohlrabi 
Lettuce Buttercrunch
Lettuce Red Salad Bowl

HERBS
Arugula
Basil Boxwood
Basil Everleaf Emerald Towers
Basil Perpetuo Pesto
Basil Purple Ruffles
Basil Sweet
Basil Sweet Thai
Basil Try Me 
Cilantro/Coriander
Dill Fernleaf
Oregano
Parsley Italian
Sage
Thyme English
Chive Garlic
Chives
Cilantro/Coriander
Curry Plant
Dill Bouquet
Dill Fernleaf
Fennel
Germander
Lavender Munstead
Lemon Grass
Marjoram Sweet 
Marjoram Sweet Var.
Mini Mint
Mint Pineapple
Nasturtium
Oregano
Oregano Greek
Parsley Italian
Parsley Triple Curled
Peppermint
Rosemary
Sage
Sage Honeydew Melon
Sage Tricolor
Stevia Sugar Plant
Tarragon French
Thyme Creeping
Thyme English
Thyme Lemon Var.
Mint Julep
Mojito
THAI SIAM QUEEN BASIL
DOLCE FRESCA BASIL
MEDIUM CHIVES
SLOW BOLTING CILANTRO
HEDGER DILL
GREEK OREGANO
FLAT LEAF PARSLEY
PEPPERMINT
PRIME ROSEMARY
GARDEN SAGE
STANDARD SPEARMINT
AROMATIC THYME