Exciting Seed Varieties to Try in 2021

January 12, 2021

One of the things I love most about the garden is the opportunity to try and try again new varieties of produce, herbs, and flowers. 

Purchasing seeds doesn't confine me to whatever Home Depot plants are being sold, and allows me to test exciting foods I would never find in the grocery store. 

So, here are some of the varieties I am super excited to try out for our 2021 garden CSA. 


This superfood powerhouse that is related to quinoa looks somewhat like a spinach leaf, but is said to taste more like chard (and I love chard!). Obviously, the rich colors mean high antioxidants, plate appeal, and even a lovely spot in your edible flower bed. This is something you just don't see growing in U.S. gardens!


Alpine Strawberries


This little beauties are slightly different than your store-bought berries, but they bear throughout the summer and the first year after planting with an early spring planting. 

Dr. Wyche's Yellow Tomato

I went a little crazy with the tomatoes this year, but the Dr. Wyche's yellow tomato, really more orange looking, is amazing because...well, it's huge. And, everyone loves them. I limited myself to the number of tomatoes I planted last year, but gave myself free reign to try out as many as I want this year. 


Ground Cherries

I planted these last year, but got them in too late for them to come to fruition. I am trying two varieties this year and can't wait to give this fruit a try. 

In addition to these, I will be trying strawberry spinach, lima beans, soy beans, and something like 20 new flowers. I am really anticipating seeing all those beautiful petals between my rows of vegetables. I will be back later to share more interesting varieties, and to let you know how these do!



*All photos thanks to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. 

Danielle Olson Jones

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