GROW MORE RESISTANT CROPS

    Grow what you find untouched. The asterisk * points to the ones I have grown succesfully in my own garden. Possible ideas:

    Garden plants:

  • Acanthus mollis (Bear's breeches)
  • Achillea filipendulina (Yarrow)
  • Agapanthus hybrids and cultivars (African lily)
  • Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle) *
  • Anemone hupehensis and A. x hybrida*
  • Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon)
  • Aquilegia species (Columbine) *
  • Armeria species (Thrift)
  • Aster amellus, A.x frikartiiand A.novae-angliae (Michaelmas daisy)
  • Astilbe x arendsii *
  • Astrantia major (Masterwort): In my garden slugs love to eat this one!
  • Bergenia (Elephant ears) *
  • Centaurea dealbata and C. montana (Corn flower)
  • Corydalis lutea
  • Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon)
  • Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart)*
  • Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove): I personally have had no luck with this one. A whole plant practically disappeared over night!
  • Eryngium species (Sea Holly) *
  • Euphorbia species (Spurge) *
  • Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) *
  • Fuchsia cultivars *
  • Gaillardia aristata (Blanket flower)
  • Geranium species (Crane's bill) *
  • Geum chiloense (Avens)
  • Hemerocallis cultivars (Day lily)*
  • Liatris spicata (Gay feather)
  • Lysimachia punctata (Loosestrife)
  • Myosotis species (Forget-me-not)
  • Nepeta x faassenii (Cat mint)
  • Papaver nudicaule and P. orientale (Poppy)
  • Pelargonium ("Geranium") *
  • Phlox paniculata
  • Physostegia virginiana (Obedient plant)
  • Polemonium foliosissimum (Jacob's ladder)
  • Polygonum species (Knotweed)
  • Potentilla hybrids and cultivars (Cinquefoil)
  • Pulmonaria species (Lungwort)*
  • Rudbeckia fulgida (Cone flower)
  • Salvia x superba (Sage)
  • Saxifraga x urbium (London Pride) *
  • Scabiosa caucasica (Scabious)
  • Sedum spectabile (Ice plant) *
  • Sempervivum species (House leek) *
  • Sisyrinchium species (Pigroot)
  • Solidago species (Golden rod)
  • Stachys macrantha (Lamb's ears / Big betony) *
  • Tanacetum coccineum
  • Thalictrum aquilegiifloium (Columbine Meadow rue)
  • Tradescantia virginiana (Spiderwort)
  • Tropaeolum species (Nasturtium) *
  • Verbascum species (Mullein)
  • Ornamental grasses and sedges *
  • Self seeding plants *

    Vegetable crops:

  • Potatoes: Pentland Dell, Pentland Ivory, Pentland Squire, Pentland Falcon, possibly Desiree.
  • Red lettuce, Continuity lettuce, chicory, endive, cornsalad, landcress, salad burnet, chickweed!
  • Garlic & winter brassicas: kale, sprouts, cauliflower, spring cabbage.


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