First I want to apologize for the hideous formatting. Out of desperation I had to make something visable. I am wondering if it is my blog theme that is causing issues.
I found a website that gives a planting schedule for the vegetables/fruits in our zone. This will give me a realistic idea of what Vegetables I can grow. Zones 5-6 Planting Schedule.
I found many sites that list some plants that are grown in zone 5, but they do not list ALL plants grown in zone 5. I am thoroughly annoyed by this that I can't find a list of all common plants in zone 5. Even better, it would be nice to see a list that is categorized by plant type.(ornamental, vegetable, fruit, etc...) If anyone finds such a list, please pass it my way! I may need to search at the library for this one.
Another site I just ran across is Harvest to Table. They also list a lot of farm and gardening blogs that I want to check out so I bookmarked for a later date.
I also appreciated the planting schedule at 2BSeeds that lists all hardiness zones and veggies.
Here are all foods we eat regularly that I would like to at least say that I attempted. Some of these things we might do better to just buy in bulk from the experts (i.e. rice, beans, wheat, and oats)
Fruit trees are a dream to me. I know it can be difficult to do organic, but I would like to at least try:
Fruit, melon, and squash
Black Walnut (perhaps a dwarf variety and away from other plants)
Almond (great ornamental front yard tree)
Herbs - basil, cilantro, parsley, chives, lavender, rose hip, rosemary
Flowers and trees (besides the already listed) Peony (will be the first thing planted on our land...) , lilacs (every color), daisies, pansies, coleus, holly, roses, maple, did I mention lavender and lots of it!