Vegetable garden

The central part of the garden is the vegetable garden, or actually the vegetable gardens. We have 3 vegetable garden areas with each 7 plots that are in a sever-year crop rotation. This means that vegetables of the same plant family (legumes, brassicas,…) are grown on 5 plots, while two plots remain unused and are planted only with green manure such as red clover.

Old glass bottles used to number each plot.
Old glass bottles used to number each plot. License photo

Vegetables we typically grow each season:

Aizoaceae

  • New Zealand spinach (Tetragonia tetragonioides)

Amaranthaceae

  • Beet (Beta vulgaris)
  • Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)
  • Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. cicla)

Amaryllidaceae

  • Garlic (Allium sativum)
  • Leek (Allium porrum)
  • Onion (Allium cepa)

Apiaceae

  • Carrot (Daucus carota)
  • Celeriac (Apium graveolens var. rapaceum)
  • Celery (Apium graveolens)
  • Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

Asteraceae

  • Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
  • Cos lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. longifolia)
  • Cutting lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. crispa)
  • Head lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. capitata)

Brassicaceae

  • Arugula/Wild rocket (Eruca sativa and Diplotaxis tenuifolia)
  • Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica)
  • Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis)
  • Curly kale (Brassica oleracea var. sabellica)
  • Japanese mustard (Brassica rapa subsp. nipposinica)
  • Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes)
  • Lacinato kale (Brassica oleracea var. palmifolia)
  • Pak-choi (Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis)
  • Radish (Raphanus sativus)
  • Red and white cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)
  • Savoy cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. sabauda)
  • Siberian kale (Brassica napus var. pabularia)
  • Tatsoi (Brassica narinosa)
  • Turnip (Brassica rapa)

Cucurbitaceae

  • Winter squash (Cucurbita maxima)
  • Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo var. giromontiina)

Fabaceae

  • Broad bean (Vicia faba)
  • Garden bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
  • Pea (Pisum sativum)

Polygonaceae

  • Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)

Rosaceae

  • Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa)

Solanaceae

  • Potato (Solanum tuberosum)
  • Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

Additionally we try out new species and varieties each year.

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