Wondered if anyone had some interestign crops they have tried growing.
I am in Rochester NY (limitted growing season).
Much success with Legend tomatoes and Matt's wild cherry tomatoes (blight resistent/immune).
Wheat was a pain, probably will not do that again. Pain to harvest and process. Tastes good addign to normal flour to make it mroe whole wheat.
Odd crops I will be trying in 2011:
Quinoa- it's like rice.
Wild Garlic- like it's name, a wild smaller garlic
Lemon balm and lime balm (people might like tea?)
Barley- hopefully not as bad a wheat to harvest.
Dill- I love this, grows great inside too. Excellent on fish. Too expensive at the store.
I will give Amaranth a try. Any other grains you can think of that would grow well? Just trying to round out the pyramid some...
ever try growing Stevia? It's a sugar substitute. warm loving though. leafs taste great and better for you than sugar.
collards , swis chard can do wonderfully in cool climates.
how about hops? you have the barley. AP beer anyone?