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Old 03-13-2008, 11:21 PM   #11
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I just put in a yellow and a large cherry variety of tomato out in the garden. I'm also trying habanero peppers this year; supposedly they have a special flavor to them but we'll see. And I just started some sweet potato slips that'll go out once they get big enough.

I also bought a blueberry plant which I potted up in a large container with lots of peat moss. It's more of an experiment to see how well they grow here (Houston). Other than that, we just have the usual bananas, grapes, and citrus trees that produce year after year.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:08 AM   #12
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I also bought a blueberry plant which I potted up in a large container with lots of peat moss. It's more of an experiment to see how well they grow here (Houston). Other than that, we just have the usual bananas, grapes, and citrus trees that produce year after year.
Interesting on the blueberries in H-Town wonder how they will do in all that heat and humidity I am surprized that you do good with grapes. I need to find a grape variety that will do well here in cold hot humid dirty philly....

This time of year I miss Texas (lived in Houston for 6 years) spring is allready full force down there while up north I have only a few sad crocus and daff sprouts.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:06 AM   #13
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lemon grass, lemon basil, basil, parsley, cilantro, thyme, sage, chives, oregano, Italian oregano, green onions, tomatoes, jalepenos, bell peppers, carrots, peas, a salad mix, asparagus, corn, acorn squash, raspberries. I think that covers it. Oh yeah, and we have a honeycrisp apple tree and a plum tree but they are really young and probably won't produce fruit yet. I think I'll add a peach tree to the collection too.
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:32 PM   #14
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lettuces, arugula, radishes, spinach, and maybe swiss chard and carrots are going into the ground from seed the week after next.

i'll leave a few feet between the rows of each of these so that the warmer weather stuff: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, cukes, and beans have a place to go when mid-may rolls around.

the spring stuff comes to fruition just after the summer stuff is put in. i love seeing the garden full with so much promise like that.

lol, dw thinks i just like to grow stuff and that i get annoyed during harvesting. i'm just waiting for perfection, that's all...
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:12 PM   #15
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A co-worker told me today he started seeds of 6 kinds of heirloom tomatoes and offered me some of the plants when they're ready. So I won't have to buy those this year
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:40 PM   #16
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I always grow extras of everything for giveaways.

In fact, the wife of an Indian gentleman who works for my husband is the most FABULOUS cook of authentic Indian home-style cuisine that I've ever encountered. Since she knows I love Indian food, she frequently sends leftovers to work with her husband for my husband to bring home to me.

Since I know they garden, in the spring I, in turn, send dear husband to work with cartons full of potted transplants of heirloom tomatoes, hot & sweet peppers, okra, herbs - literally whatever I've started indoors from seed - for her to use in her garden.

We've developed quite the little symbiotic relationship - lol!!
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:36 PM   #17
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So far I have cilantro, two kinds of parsley, two kinds of basil, and peppers seeding. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:03 AM   #18
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hmm well i live in a unit on the 4th floor, so i am trying to grow a couple things on the verandah atm lol

currently, there are 50 millions chilli plants, a couple with a few chillis starting to grow, theres this random bean plant that is growing with what looks like 2 beans, there are a bunch of small tomato plants growing, parlsey and basil.

where the chilli and tomato plants are going to end up...i really don't know cos there is seriously NO ROOM on the verandah :( oh i so want a garden. my mum ended up with heaps of plants already!
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I always grow extras of everything for giveaways.
That's why I planted three bunches of lemon grass. The starts were really cheap, and very hard to find. It costs $4 for 3 lemon grass stalks at the local grocery store, and there is only one store you can buy them (and they are always old and gross) so I planted a bunch to share with the neighbors.
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:29 PM   #20
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where the chilli and tomato plants are going to end up...i really don't know cos there is seriously NO ROOM on the verandah :( oh i so want a garden. my mum ended up with heaps of plants already!
When we lived in an apartment, DH wired window boxes to the outside of the fire escape railing - that was my first herb garden Maybe if you can put the herbs on the railing around the verandah (since presumably the containers are smaller and lighter), you'll have more room on the verandah for the larger tomato and chile plants? HTH.
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