What Does Green Pig Farm Grow in Their Garden?

We often get questions about what we grow in the garden, so we thought we’d share what we have planted this year, as well as how we preserve it. This list will not only include where we originally purchased the seeds (since we now seed save), but also links to other resources we thought might be helpful. We’ll start with our favorite category: legumes.


Legumes are our number one crop because of their versatility. This group includes things like beans, peas, peanuts, and even clover. If you want to know why this is our favorite category, check out our post: The #1 Garden Item to Plant.

Here is what we are growing this year and how we will preserve the harvest:


Nightshades are a group of fruits and veggies that contain solanine, including tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes.

  • Tomatoes
    • Yellow Pear (fresh eating)
    • Red Cherry (fresh eating)
    • Brandywine beefsteak (fresh eating, water bath canned, dehydrated)
    • Roma V (water bath canned)
    • San Marzano (water bath canned)
  • Peppers
    • Cayenne (water bath canned, dehydrated)
    • Jalapeno (frozen, water bath canned, pressure canned)
    • Alma Sweet Paprika (dehydrated)
    • Criola de Cocina (frozen)
    • California Wonder (frozen)
    • Habanero (dehydrated, water bath canned)
    • Tangerine Dream (fresh eating)
    • Sweet Long Blend (fresh eating)
    • Golden Marconi (frozen)
  • Potatoes
    • Yukon Gold (cold storage)
  • Eggplant
    • Black Beauty (frozen)


Brassicas are often referred to as cole crops (sometimes mistaken for “cold crops”). These plants can usually be planted when it is a bit colder, before the first frost. If planted for a fall harvest, they will tolerate a light frost, too. Some even say frost improves the flavor of these veggies.


  • Peaches and Cream Sweet Corn (frozen)


Curcubits include cucumbers, summer and winter squash and melons. Curcubits provide some of the best fresh eating and long term storage items, in our opinion.


This small group of items include celery, carrots and even parsley.


Alliums include some of the best aromatics, garlic and onions. In addition to providing lots of flavor, both of these items are easily stored for later consumption.

Herbs and Greens

  • Dwarf Jewel Mix Nasturtium
  • Purple Basil (dried)
  • Sweet Basil (dried)
  • Dill weed (dried)
  • Rosemary (dried)
  • Thyme (dried)
  • Oregano (dried)
  • Red Romaine Lettuce

Fruits and Berries


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