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Thread: Anyone Have a Vegtable garden?

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    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
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    Hows your garden doing this year? We seem to be having the perfect weather here, and everything is growing well, especially the weeds! Cant wait for cucumbers!!!!!!!!!

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    We have a garden in pots and Topsy Turvy. Everything is doing great. We have Squash, cucumbers and tomatoes. We have a really small yard. But we really have a great garden. The topsy Turvy Squash and 2 tomato plants are going nuts.

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    gave up feeding the deer LOL

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    I have 12 tomatoes :D and onions :D does that count as a veggie garden?

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    I do, I have a small space but have crammed about 12 tomato plants, 4 different kinds, 12 bush bean plants, 1 jalapeno and 2 Anaheim chilis, 6 different kinds of bell peppers, 4 zucchini plants, about 36 silver queen sweet corn and an assortment of basil and cilantro, oh and in some pots I put some chives and green onions and more basil and cilantro. Also some Rosemary, 2 kinds of Oregano and some Thyme
    I hope I get a good harvest, it will get quite crowded in there

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    i have cukes,2 tomato plants,1 strawberry (for the grandson).
    i also am trying herbs for the first time, cilantro,sage,garlic chives.oregano. everything is doing great!

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    I have one. It's about 200 square meters and we have a small back yard wich is 16 meters by 6 meters. in that one there are no vegtables.

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    My bil gave me 2 tomato plants.They are finally planted and growing. That's my garden.lol

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    I do if you want to all it that. I do container gardening on my deck. I have 1/4 acrea of property but no one to help me with a REAL garden so I do the best I can by myself. Last week I harvested a crop of spinach and a few green onions. There are 6 different tomato plants, Besides red tomatoes and cherry I like heirloom yellow both large and cherry. Most of the tomato plants have flowers. I planted 3 different kinds of peppers, beets, squash, eggplant and romaine. For some reason the romain didn't sprout, last year I has so much I didn't know what to do with it all. I always have herbs growing, in doors all winter then a big pot all summer.
    My entire back yard has wild strawberries, too bad I am allergic or I would pick them to make jam. This year I was shocked to find 6 canes of blackberries growing next to the stairs of my deck, how they got there I don't know. In NY I had a HUGE garden and blackberries. The blackberries multiply fast so in a few years I should have a really nice blackberry patch. I LOOOOOOOOOVE to make blackberry jam so I am excited about them. Now if I had chickens for fresh eggs I would be as happy as a pig in a poke.

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    I gave up on gardens. I have a brown thumb. Sigh.

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    We have a garden also.

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    I've planted (that I started from seed) tomato, green & yellow pepper, jalapenos, green & wax beans, peas carrots, radishes, green onions, broccoli, zucchini, summer squash, cucs, plus basil, thyme, parsley and oregano.

    Now all I have to do is keep a deer out of it!!! Haven't had deer go after my garden until this year! I guess that they didn't like that I put Irish Springs out to keep them away from my lillies. :lol: :lol: Purchased more Irish Springs for my garden. Time will tell!!

    That's not including the 5 large blueberry bushes (almost trees) and numerous blackberry bushes. Had to buy netting to keep the birds away from these. Last year they took almost the whole crop when we were on vaca.

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    I will take a picture (if it stops raining) of what it looks like now LOL

    I also have TONS of tomatos planted in little buckets and I know they are loving the rain we have had the last few days.

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    We always have a garden but this year we're getting so much rain!! YIKES I hope the tomato plants don't drown :(
    Whatever we don't plant we buy locally. Love it!! :D

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    I have too much shade in the back for a real garden,so I have tomato plants in containers on the side of the house. They get the most sun there and seem to do well. Not really a garden, but hey, it's better than none!!

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    My brother and I planted a garden together this year. We have 14 tomato plants, assorted hot peppers, green peppers, egg plant, string beans, cucumbers, acorn squash, zuccini, sunflowers, onions, turnips (yuck), cantelope and watermellon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    This year I was shocked to find 6 canes of blackberries growing next to the stairs of my deck, how they got there I don't know. In NY I had a HUGE garden and blackberries. The blackberries multiply fast so in a few years I should have a really nice blackberry patch. I LOOOOOOOOOVE to make blackberry jam so I am excited about them. Now if I had chickens for fresh eggs I would be as happy as a pig in a poke.

    LOL! My son,when he was about 8 years old, did a science project on how seeds spread..Bird poop is one way, or they dropped some and took seed right where they landed!

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    We have lots of varieties of peppers, 25 tomatos, zuchinni and summer squash, a few eggplant and 2 rows of fingerling potatoes, all are doing well. Last year the summer was so cool the tomatos did not do well at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    This year I was shocked to find 6 canes of blackberries growing next to the stairs of my deck, how they got there I don't know. In NY I had a HUGE garden and blackberries. The blackberries multiply fast so in a few years I should have a really nice blackberry patch. I LOOOOOOOOOVE to make blackberry jam so I am excited about them. Now if I had chickens for fresh eggs I would be as happy as a pig in a poke.

    LOL! My son,when he was about 8 years old, did a science project on how seeds spread..Bird poop is one way, or they dropped some and took seed right where they landed!
    Thanks for sharing...... bird poop :shock: :shock: guess it made great fertilizer because the canes are about 6 feet tall and it is only the beginning of june I can't wait to see how tall they get. :D :D

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    My garden consist of 4 tomato plants and 1 cucumber plant that I have on my front porch in the topsy turvy containers. This is the first time that I have tried growing the cucumbers in the topsy turvy. So far they are definitely growing, lets hope they produce!

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    I have a garden planted with Spinach, 3 kinds of lettuce, cukes, carrots, 5 tomato plants (Roma, Yellow Pear, Beefsteak, and soon to add #6 - an 'Ace 55' - have no clue what that one is - my husband got that one, and finally potatoes. I'm going to have to cook/freeze some of the spinach - too much even after giving some away already!

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    Oh yes got garden in and plants are going crazy got cukes,tomatoes,peppers,corn, green beans now if hubby can keep that groundhog out of the greenbeans iy will be a good harvest.Oh i can't hardly wait until we get corn in i love,love home-made creme style corn for supper and serve corn bread,bacon fresh garden tomatoes guess i better quit for now i'm hungry(:)

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    Oh, what a good idea to grow your acorn squashes in the topsy-turvey! I've tried for a couple of years to grow cherry tomatoes in mine, but we just don't have enough heat and sun so I took a pass this year. But, I had too many acorn squash babies for my garden and set some free by planting them in the edges of the bushes.

    My garden is pure utility. Cabbages, brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, beets, zucchini, acorn squash. The rhubarb patch and strawberries look after themselves and my asparagus is finally becoming established. This year I ventured into celery! Lettuce, spinach and swiss chard make me crazy, we can't eat it fast enough!

    My herbs are closer to the door but basil never does well. Oregano, parsley, thyme and chives all thrive. I'm thinking of letting the mints take over, if they choke out the weeds that is.

    The garden has only been planted for two weeks now, but the seeds are poking up and the babies have doubled in size. We have a short but vigorous growing season.

    Here's DH with last year's cabbage.
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    I have a few 4x8 raised beds. Some heritage tomatoes, filet green beans, squash, onions, dill, rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage, basil, eggplant and four kinds of peppers. I am severly handicapped but have chairs by everybed and manage. Use to garden big time. Can't resist growing something.

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