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Thread: What are you planting in your garden this year ?

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    Cool What are you planting in your garden this year ?

    What are all of ya planting this year in your gardens ?
    I am planting tomatoes (cherry and romas), a zuke plant or two, some onions, Hatch Chile peppers, jalapenos. OF course my herb garden so I can freeze and dry them to have all year long. Then to the farmer's markets in June for the rest of the items for the lunch and dinner table. We absolutely love cherry tomatoes on the grill along with green peppers, onions and zuchini.

    Last year we found a local who has a garden that he has too much of (LOL imagine that one !) and we were able to pick all kinds of fruits for jellies and jams. We even found herbs and many vegetables that we brought home in small quantities (as its just the 2 of us plus our dog) to can for future usage. Its all natural no pesticides used, and oh boy some really good tasting green beans! LOL
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    We no longer have a flower garden. I want to plant some 4 o clocks and nastutiums in baskets. . I remember my great aunt had those when I was growing up. They're kind of hard to find, so will probably order the seeds. We had a large pergola added to our hse late last fall, so want to get some flowering vines started around it; thinking of dantura (moonflower), vining roses and sweet peas. We'll see what actually happens!

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    Its way to early for me to think about actual details ... I'm in the dreaming stage with temps in the brrr range. I know there will be tomatoes and greeen peppers. With my herb garden in hibernation I will wait to see what survives. I've not even opened seed catalogs yet.
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    Waaaay too early for me too. We should still get at least 40 inches more snow this winter.

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    Hubby just planted onions, tomatoes, bok choy & spinach. He also has a bunch of seeds on order for hot peppers, cukes, carrots, & amaranth, can't remember what else. We have a tiny back yard, but we're trying to eat better, and he's a garden nut, so I let him have fun.

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    We haven't even begun to consider it yet. Still Winter here.
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    ha, ha. nothing. my little bushes i planted last Spring are looking dead on their little roots. not much snow here, so no moisture to speak of. and i'd watered them every day almost. sigh.

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    Way to early to think about it yet.... But of course sure felt like Spring here this wkend with 70 degrees now it's down to 37 here tonight and pouring rain

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    Hmmm . . . . hadn't thought about it yet. Still waiting on it to feel like winter. But our cherry tomatoes did really well last year, the first time we tried them. Maybe I'll try some roma tomatoes and herbs. I want to get better about preserving things for winter use. I did freeze some peaches when they were in season and we've been enjoying them, so I'll do that again. Also, we're enjoying the pesto I made and froze.

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    i will be planting lots of stuff as i do every year. i plant till all three gardens are full.

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    We put in a few flowers (with seed) last year by some humongous limestone rocks. My DH was there a few weeks back and saw a black snake. Now black snakes are good, because they eat rats and such, but still, it IS a SNAKE. So if those flowers re-seeded, that's it. Everything on our property is sand. Maybe I'll plant shells!
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    the way our weather has been I think it will be water plants!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    We are doing 2- raised garden beds plus several barrels for our chives, green onions. Tomatoes, peppers and regular onions will go into the raised beds. We found some really good Cherry tomatoes that everyone liked and we are doing them again this year. We were disappointed withe the tomatoes from a local nursery a few years ago so we started buying ours at Home Depot and Lowe's. Those are the ones that just grew like weeds last year in our garden with the raised beds. A flower that we do put all the time with our tomatoes is marigolds, we only had one horned worm that was caught early and it met its demise. But we did have several walking stick bugs (as the grands call em) helping keep the bugs to a very minimum.
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    So far, got garlic in the garden. Pretty soon will be thinking about onions and potatoes then on to green beans, tomatoes, big and little, cucumbers and zucchini and then corn. This will be our first garden in the pacific northwest and we are looking forward to it. Have some ground cherries and some marion berries, plus my fig tree. Just experimenting. There are some fabulous local gardeners that contribute to the farmers market here in GP, but at a price! Looking forward to our own. Oops, forgot bell peppers and jalapenos for spice.

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    I always have a big veggie garden...with all of the usual things..I also have a small orchard with some fruit trees and bushes...but this year I am trying some new things..mostly perennial vegetables that I can put out in the orchard and have every year..so I will be trying rhodiola, air potato,oca and yacon. I also bought some heirloom bean seeds for drying...I guess I was just looking for something new and different this year!

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    DH has already plowed up a plot so we can plant a big potatoe, corn & peas garden. The smaller one is going to have tomatoes, onions, peppers, squash, tomatillos, eggplant & what ever else I can think of to plant.lol
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    I would love to have a nice big garden, but I work 6 days a week. It is enough to water the pots on the deck twice a day.

    I do grow several varieties of cherry/grape tomatoes. My son eats them like candy. We also discovered that our dog Oscar loves cherry tomatoes. He was picking them off the plants to eat.

    We have raspberries, rhubarb and several fruit trees. Some years we get a bumper harvest of fruit, other years not so much.
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    I usually have my tomato seeds planted by now so the plants are ready to put out the first of April - but sounds like we will be on heavy water restriction and it's hard to keep a garden alive with watering one day a week. May just do tomatoes in pots.
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    We will plant a veggie/herb garden again this spring as we have for many years...My dh would always say..."you can't eat grass"....and of course, a few flowers around the house for color, altho most of flowers/bushes here are perenial so they will just pop up by themselves....love it!!!!

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    We will grow rosellas again to make jam. For those who don't know them they are part of the hibiscus family. Haven't grown any for a couple of years. Hubby alsop has some tomato seed that someone gave him. Hopefully some more salad veges.

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    It is 32 degrees and 2/3 inches of snow but have already planned tomatoes,eggplant, zuchini,brocolli,peppers. Sure I will come up with more before winter is over Have you tried the new tomato on the market called cherubs? they are delicious. Hope to find some seeds.Taste better then cherries. Lots of different greens as I love salad. Still thinking and planning. Can't forget sunflowers. Looks like I will be busy this spring.

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    I planted a row of sweet peas and they are now about 4 inches tall. One of my favorites.

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    The crisper drawer in my fridge is full to the top with bulbs that I will be planting the end of March/beginning of April. We got 25 bare root Mulberries and 20 Choke Cherries into the ground this past fall.....dutifully watering them weekly and keeping my fingers crossed that they will be alive in the spring. 6 Apple trees that I will be pruning in February as well as 6 figs that I planted this fall as well. I want to put in pomegranate trees, Blue Berries and some Raspberries.

    I have raised garden beds that I plant to fill with salad veggies, kohlrabi and cabbage. I plan to plant a LOT of Kabocha Squash....it is SO good. Japanese sweet potatoes, too.

    My husband has decided he wants to grow MUSHROOMS. Not run of the mill grocery store mushrooms but specialty mushrooms....it looks really complicated to me!

    Any mushroom growers out there willing to pass along some tips????
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    The crisper drawer in my fridge is full to the top with flower bulbs that I will be planting the end of March/beginning of April. (Canna Lilies, Star Flower, Tulips, Irises, etc...)

    It has proven hard to grow many things here in the high desert southwest. LOTS and LOTS of water and TLC to get them past any cold weather in the winter. (It was 10 degrees here this am!)

    We got 25 bare root Mulberries and 20 Choke Cherries into the ground this past fall.....dutifully watering them weekly and keeping my fingers crossed that they will be alive in the spring. 6 Apple trees that I will be pruning in February as well as 6 figs that I planted this fall as well. I want to put in pomegranate trees, Blue Berries and some Raspberries.

    I have raised garden beds that I plant to fill with salad veggies, kohlrabi and cabbage. I plan to plant a LOT of Kabocha Squash....it is SO good. Japanese sweet potatoes, too.

    My husband has decided he wants to grow MUSHROOMS. Not run of the mill grocery store mushrooms but specialty mushrooms....it looks really complicated to me!

    Any mushroom growers out there willing to pass along some tips????
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    Only live for today, for it is a gift, that is why it is called "the present."

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    LOLPatches if Hubs can grow Portobellos let me know and his secrets .. Would love to have those around all year long ..
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