It seems like a great challenge about growing something edible from seed that you never have before. Well, I want to play!
At first I thought I would declare Violet Queen Purple Cauliflower as my newbie. Violet Queen is a variety of cauliflower that I learned about from Tiny Farm Blog. It grows bright purple heads that look like broccoli! I have never grown purple cauliflower before but I have grown both normal cauliflower and broccoli. So I thought that maybe Violet Queen is not the best entry for the Growing Challenge.
So I thought some more. What do I want to grow that I never have before? Then, as I was going through my seed stash it hit me - Five Color Silverbeet, rainbow Swiss Chard! The seeds I have are from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, but they were given to me by Kenny of Veggie Gardening Tips. I have never raised or even eaten swiss chard, which I guess is also called silverbeet. Thanks again for the seeds Kenny!
Come to think of it, Kenny also gave me some of his famous Potato Onions, which I already planted in the garden last Fall. I have never grown Potato Onions before either.
So I guess I really have three entries to keep track of and report on this season for the Growing Challenge:
I'm pretty excited about these. I'm also excited to read about everyone else's growing challenges as the season progresses. Come on Spring!