I am also planting a few Mortgage Lifter, and a tasty one I grew last year, Boxcar Willy.
Cucumbers: my favorite is the Straight Eight, excellent taste for eating raw, or in salads, also for pickling.
Beans: Contender Bush beans, Italian Flat beans, and Yellow Wax beans.
On my ground level garden, I went to the Back to Eden method on a 20 X 50 ft section in the fall of 2013. This will be my 3rd spring using this method, and I would recommend it to everyone. After seeing the first year results, I have expanded it to the whole 100 X 60 veggie garden, plus my fruit orchard, containing 14 fruit trees. Plus, last year I covered six 4 X 16 ft raised beds with 3 in of wood chips. I have been blessed so far with over 25- 10 yard trailer loads of wood chips from the different tree trimming companies here in East Texas.
I bought a good quality chipper/shredder, and I run all the chips I get from the tree trimmers through it to end up with a fine ground end product. I can simply tell you all, the results are absolutely phenomenal. In the orchard, I laid 12 in to start, and the trees love it.
As soon as you lay the wood chips down, the first rain seeps through them to create a compost tea. It is amazing.
You never have to till again . I sold both of my tillers.
And I will finish with this---NO MORE fertilizer needed. Try it you'll like it.
I suggest to everyone, www.backtoedenfilm.com
That is enough for now.
What brand of wood chipper did you buy?