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Old 04-21-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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Deciding what to grow

The weather is [finally] warming up, and it's time to get on it, but I'm having trouble deciding what to plant this year...

So I pose this question:

If you could only grow five things, what would they be?

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Old 04-21-2009, 05:48 PM   #2
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pot, tomatoes, zucchini, scallions, basil!!
kidding, kidding, i don't even like the THOUGHT of pot!
i'd grow sage instead.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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tomatos, eggplant, lettuce, green onions and spinach. love fresh salad
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:01 PM   #4
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garlic (planted last fall)
onions
celery
tomatoes
carrots
spinach
and parsley
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:33 PM   #5
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pot, tomatoes, zucchini, scallions, basil!!
kidding, kidding, i don't even like the THOUGHT of pot!
i'd grow sage instead.
lol
If I even joked about growing pot my parents would flip (I'm 18 ). On top of that, my neighbors would steal it. lol
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tomatos, eggplant, lettuce, green onions and spinach. love fresh salad
How different does cooked and uncooked eggplant taste? I may be tempted to grow some eggplant if it's different raw. I can't stand the stuff when it's cooked. lol
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garlic (planted last fall)
onions
celery
tomatoes
carrots
spinach
and parsley
I didn't even think of garlic. That's a must have.

And, I think I should've made some stipulations... I figured tomato, onions, and spinach/lettuce would be really common.
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he-he, garband, my Mum would place me over her knee if i was a stoner, ha, ha! & i'm 28!
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lol
If I even joked about growing pot my parents would flip (I'm 18 ). On top of that, my neighbors would steal it. lol

How different does cooked and uncooked eggplant taste? I may be tempted to grow some eggplant if it's different raw. I can't stand the stuff when it's cooked. lol

I didn't even think of garlic. That's a must have.

And, I think I should've made some stipulations... I figured tomato, onions, and spinach/lettuce would be really common.
i use baby egg plant or other small variety of egg plants. just chop in bite size pieces. it is crispy and i like the taste. specially good with a vinegar dressing.
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lol

And, I think I should've made some stipulations... I figured tomato, onions, and spinach/lettuce would be really common.

well in that case

sweet potatoes
yukon gold potatoes
sweet corn
green and hot peppers
basil


can't grow eggplant here because of the bugs, flea beetles.
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tomatoes
peppers
beans
peas
and chickens from chicken seed (somehow it never works out)!
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Corn, peas, squash, (pot)atoes, tomatoes.
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