Seed Picks for My 2020 Garden (Warm Season Crops)

by Becky
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This is Part one of my Seed Picks! Part two encompasses all the cool season crops and will come out next week. I did have this all as one blog post but it was wayyyy too long. Now it is not so overwhelming 🙂

It’s time to get my garden planning into high gear! I’ve been working hard on a very detailed digital garden plan for 2020 that I hope to show you in the next few weeks. While I’m finishing that up, I thought I would share all the plants and varieties I plan to grow this year.

I have a few varieties that I grow every year because they have earned a permanent spot in my garden. I also grow new varieties each year and it’s always in comparison to my favorites. If a new variety has qualities I like more than my old favorite, it kicks out the old favorite and wins a spot in my garden the next year.

Also keep in mind that different plant varieties work better in different areas of the country and the world. My growing zone is zone 6b. My climate has roughly 160 frost free days and it is hot and humid here.

One year I grew an indeterminate paste tomato called Jersey Devil and gave some seeds I saved to my Mother in Law. I had no idea she had only 90 frost free days (zone 4b). This means she couldn’t grow it because she had too short of a season to get a decent harvest. I’m more aware now of those with shorter growing seasons and as a result, I’ve included days to harvest so you can determine if the plant will work for your season.

I hope this list helps you get some ideas for your own garden too!

Tomatoes

My Favorites

Still testing

New this Year

Cucumbers

My Favorite

New This Year

Winter Squash/Pumpkin

My Favorite

New this Year

Summer Squash

My Favorite

New this Year

Watermelon/ Melon

My Favorite

Still Testing

New this Year

Pepper

My Favorites

Still Testing

  • Midnight Dreams (70-80 days)

New this Year

  • Miniature Yellow Bell (60 days)

Green Beans

New this Year

Dried Beans and Cowpeas

My Favorites

New this Year

Corn

My Favorites

New this Year

Flowers

My Favorites

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