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Old 03-02-2015, 11:08 PM   #1
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What will be Growing in 2015?

I planted a few seeds tonight: Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Lettuce, Spinach, and Chard.

For tomatoes, I plan to grow San Mar's again as we have had good luck with them. I channel my grandmother with Early Girls, a hybrid. And am trying an heirloom called Bright O Day this year. I also plan to grow my black cherry tomatoes.

Peppers will be mainly sweet peppers from Bakers Creek, a few bells (King of the North, Emerald Giant, and CA Wonders (hybrid),) cayenne, and a few jalapenos.

I'm trying Diamond Eggplants this year.

I found an artichoke that is suppose to do well with a shorter growing season and will give it a try.

Melons, beans, and cucumbers to be grown later.

I know some of you are either gazing at seed catalogs or have already bought seeds. What do you plan to grow?

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Old 03-03-2015, 01:08 AM   #2
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Kathleen, do you still have your community garden plot? Such great plans you're making.

The only produce we have room for is a couple of tomato plants and some herbs. The tomato plants are already waist high with lots of blossoms and 3 itty bitty tomaotes. I like curly leaf parsley, as I think it has much more flavor than flat leaf Italian, and I must have my chives and basil along with thyme.
My Meyer lemon tree in the yard is my all year treasure.
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:06 AM   #3
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Peppers, leeks, tomatoes, eggplant, thyme are all started. We have at least 10 weeks before those can be transplanted. Growing the usual suspects this year.
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:42 AM   #4
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One or two tomatoes in big pots with chicken wire attached to the cages. Let the squirrels grow their own.

I have cayenne pepper seeds started under grow lights. A friend gave me 3 peppers and I dried them. I planted some of the seeds and will transplant only a couple babies. Marigold seeds starting in another week or so. I buy most other seedlings from the farmer's market - esp basil , and I think this year I might get both jalapenos and Serrano chilies. There should be an assortment of perennial herbs returning. I will have to supplement with new thyme plants, basil and a good sized rosemary.

Green beans and cukes get sown direct in the ground. I haven't grown nasturtiums in several years. They hardly take up any space and it's peppery and a little is good in various salads.
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:44 AM   #5
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We're going to continue our container gardening again this year, but with some refinements I've already determined. Last year's effort was stellar and with the tweaking I'm sure we'll have another great return.

So far in the 5-gallon bucket garden, we'll have at least 5 different varieties of tomatoes, some bell peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash. We'll probably try some pole beans, too. Not sure.

In the "big" garden, Glenn plans to do a boatload of corn, bush beans and some cantaloupe. Might add some watermelon, too.

Really looking forward to "playing" out in plants and dirt. Looks like we'll have to wait a little more since there's another winter storm headed our way tonight. At least we're not on our east coast. I'm sure those folks are more than sick of winter.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:22 AM   #6
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I used to start all my vegetables and flowers from seed under grow lights in the basement, along with orchids and African violets. That was a lot of work! Now I just buy seedlings from a local greenhouse. I direct sow cukes and bush beans, and grow tomato and pepper plants.

We only have one small section of the yard that gets enough sun, so I have a little fenced in veggie garden with raised bed containers. We have an unending parade of critters who enjoy free produce.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:52 AM   #7
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Nine kinds of tomatoes, 5 kinds of peppers, brussels sprouts, celery and celeriac in pots in the sunroom. Don't know when I will get into the garden--it is still snow covered.

I will direct seed corn, cucumbers, winter squash, gourds, lettuce, spinach, pole beans, pumpkins, and okra.

I am excited because my 5 year old granddaughter is coming for a week in May. She is eager to help plant the seeds, and I am going to hatch out some chicks while she is here!
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:57 PM   #8
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So far....tomatoes, radishes, spinach, carrots, chives, basil, rosemary, and parsley. I'll be going to Home Depot in the next day or two and picking up some bell pepper seeds, and that'll probably do it. I've got limited spaces with full sun because of all the trees.

My vining vinca is really taking off with beautiful purple flowers, the snapdragons are in full bloom, and I'll be throwing in some more marigold seeds wherever I can find good sunny spots. The tomatoes are blooming, but no little 'maters have set on yet.

I love playing in the dirt and watching things grow.


sparrowgrass....how fun for your granddaughter to be able to see chicks hatch!
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:25 PM   #9
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Nine kinds of tomatoes, 5 kinds of peppers, brussels sprouts, celery and celeriac in pots in the sunroom. Don't know when I will get into the garden--it is still snow covered.

I will direct seed corn, cucumbers, winter squash, gourds, lettuce, spinach, pole beans, pumpkins, and okra.

I am excited because my 5 year old granddaughter is coming for a week in May. She is eager to help plant the seeds, and I am going to hatch out some chicks while she is here!
Five years old! Well, then you absolutely MUST grow M&Ms!
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:35 AM   #10
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I started a tray of leeks this weekend. Tomatoes, tomatillos, ground cherries, Asian eggplants and peppers (early jalapenos, Hungarian wax, green bell and some Jimmy Nardello sweet Italian frying peppers) will be started the first week of April. They'll go into high tunnels, the only way I can get them to ripen in our short season. I'll plant broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage a week or so later. It'll be after Memorial Day before anything will be set out. We have been fighting scab on our potatoes no matter what we do, so we're going to try growing them in cages with compost, straw and rotted shavings from the post mill down the road.

Carrots, beets, zucchini, some early winter squashes (Marina di Chioggia and a kabocha), green and horticultural bush beans, and an assortment of greens will be direct seeded, and I'll try some pickling cukes....again. Then there are 400+ garlic bulbs that I planted last fall. (I am down to 14 kinds...down from 39. It's sort of an addiction.)

We'll grab corn, and acorn and butternut squash (and probably cukes, sighhhh...) from a u-pick that's an hour away but in a whole different climate.

Kathleen, I always start a few Early Girls. I can count on them even when it's a bad year....and they always taste great. Trying one called New Girl this year. I'm also looking for the perfect open pollinated, short-season tomato. I've been saving seeds from Black Krim, Legend and Stupice, and am trying a new red cherry called Sweetie. Gotta have a couple of Sun Sugars, too (hybrid, but soooo good!).
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