I'd like to be able to save seeds from some of my veggies this year, plus agree with philosophical reasons to plant heirlooms and open pollinated varieties. They will be planted in various size tubs and pots b/c we only have a postage stamp to grow on, and most of it's in the shade. Except the little bit in the front but the HOA may not like that much, and I'd rather not have my hard work yanked out by the "landscapers" (flattering them to use that word, but that's another story). We're saving the postage stamp for native wildflowers and shrubs.
Anyhoo, this is what I plan on for this year:
Lettuce (like a small head or romaine-the crunchier the better)
Tomatoes (i like them really tomatoey if that makes sense)-maybe 1 early and 1 late, I have Carolyn's book and was thinking of Stupice for early, but can't really make up my mind. They all sound so good.
Pepino- i think there's only one species
Considerations: Everything will be started inside, except maybe the shallots, and have grown lots of veggies before, in the ground (wish i had my Mom's garden again) and in pots. Since I'm the only omnivore in the house ::rolls eyes:: , yield isn't important. I understand I will have to bag blossoms to get good seed from the maters, and I doubt I'll save seed from the lettuce or cauliflower. Will I have to bag the eggplant and pepino blossoms for seeds, or do different Solanum species even cross pollinate?
Sorry for running on, trying to anticipate questions ahead of time
who shares the house with 3 Mustela putorius furo , 2 Felis catus ,
and 1 Homo sapiens ssp curmudgeon var. i-dont-eat-that