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Old 03-15-2010, 02:23 AM   #11
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The selection of varieties of vegetables to grow should be largely influenced by those, which form one's daily fare throughout the season. Vegetables which are seldom purchased-unless it is because of there high price or scarcity-may not profitably be cultivated in the home garden. But in the case of high-priced products, then the home garden demonstrates its economic value as enabling one to indulge in otherwise unattainable luxuries. Plainly, then, one should grow in abundance those things of which most consumption is made. There will be a demand for those vegetables which come earliest in spring-rhubarb, asparagus, radishes, lettuce, and such quick-growing things; and for vegetables which may be stored in the basement to increase the none-too-generous variety of the winter larder potatoes, parsnips, carrots, squash, and the like. Sweet corn, beans, peas, and beets, especially those for early greens, cabbage, cauliflower, and tomatoes, will be indispensable summer products, which must be provided for.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:43 AM   #12
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zuccini and yellow squash are really easy.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:33 PM   #13
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let me ask this question on the thread...

what would some of you say is the hardest crop to grow for starters?
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:17 AM   #14
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all the squash are easy....the hardest one? hmmmm...I would say for myself in the Pacific Northwest...peppers are the most finicky....really need to baby them as we have humid climate. Greens are a good beginner crop..as are peas.
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:53 AM   #15
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they didn't use to be troublesome in Houston, TX but growing tomatos esp. in pots, has become a walk over the fire experience...........we have had a such dodgy weather in the past few years that most serious gardeners plant several different varieties in the hopes of yieldingsome fruit........at least the unusual cold spells might have put a damper on the insect pests..........then there is always the race to outsmart the squirrels who want what tomatos are left.......but the basil that tastes delicious with tomatos grows excellent outdoors in and out of pots
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