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View Poll Results: What Vegetables Do You Grow In Your Garden?
Tomatoes 4 11.43%
Zucchini / Squash / Cucumbers, etc. 0 0%
Herbs 2 5.71%
Berries 1 2.86%
Bell Peppers / Hot Peppers 1 2.86%
Fruit Trees (Plums / Peaches/ Lemons, etc.) 0 0%
Lettuce / Cabbage, etc. 2 5.71%
2 or 3 of these 6 17.14%
4 or more of these 15 42.86%
That's what the produce dept. is for! 4 11.43%
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:41 AM   #21
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Middie, try giving your tomato plant a shot of a good veggie fertilizer - just like pregnant moms, it needs extra nutrition while it's making fruit!

I've got tomatoes - grape, Cherokee purple, Brandywine, a plum tomato and a beefsteak; some lemongrass; cucumbers; poblano pepper and a 'Charleston cayenne' pepper; had lettuce and beets, it's too hot now, tho; 2 basils; cilantro; and tons of herbs; sage, rosemary, chives and garlic chives, thyme, marjoram, 2 oreganos, tarragon, savory, and parsley.

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Old 07-13-2005, 07:50 AM   #22
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Why bother growing my own garden? Next year I am just going to raid Buckytoms

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Old 07-13-2005, 08:31 AM   #23
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20 tomato, 6 bell pepper, 6 banana peppers, 70 beets, 40 0nions, 3 cucumbers, 25 cabbage, 6 rows of corn, 12 red onions, 4 cherry tomatoes, And a whole lot of catnip. 8 hills of potatos.
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:59 AM   #24
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I have 5 kinds of tomatoes, zucchini, lemon cukes, English cukes, blueberries, raspberries, peas (they're almost done), apple tree (3 kinds grafted on one tree), and extras of all these to give to the food bank. PLANT A ROW FOR THE HUNGRY!
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:03 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by buckytom
i have flat leaf parsley, white sage, rosemary, and thyme (hey, you goin' to scarborough fair?)
thought the same thing while reading it!

I forgot to add my lemon basil (it has taken over all the space under my wisteria arbor!) and my tiny little fig tree. The tree is only 2' high, maybe, but there's 8 figs on it already, and it is happy as can be!
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:09 AM   #26
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A very impressive show of gardening ability here!
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Old 07-20-2005, 06:56 AM   #27
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I'm all for raiding BuckyTom's, too. 27 tomato plants? I hope you have a good A/C system, because prepping them for canning/freezing would just about wipe me out in the sweat alone.

4 tomato plants (two early girls in the ground, two plums in whiskey barrels)
5 pepper plants (two super cayenne, one regular cayenne, and one poblano)
4 cucumber vines which only are flowering, not setting fruit. I think because it's too hot right now.
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Herbs: 3 kinds of mint, sage, 3 kinds of parsley, 2 kinds of chives, tarragon, curry, savory, rosemary, 2 kinds of thyme, lemon balm ... well, you get the picture, the herbs went crazy this year. When hubby was having medical problems earlier this year I made him herbal baths and he loved it. Said he felt like a piece of meat in a soup or stew.

Onions, which aren't doing great, also because of the heat

a lettuce bed which has bolted, and it's too hot to start again (I'm hoping in a week or two to re-plant it). I always put in a mix.
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:00 PM   #28
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lol claire and gb. sweat is the secret ingredient in canning...

you are both welcome to raid my garden. it is totally organic. no 'cides of any kind, and the only fertilizers i use are yard compost and organic composted chicken poop. i should start composting my own birds poop. i cold compost, only turning the pile about twice a year, so i get lots of earthworms to do their work dirty for me. mwhahahahahahaaa... ok, well enough about poop.
it's all about the soil. i am tempted to build a worm box, with a load of eisenia foetidae (too tired - look it up.) nutting like worm tea and castings for the garden.
again with the poop!

i have so many cukes and zukes coming in; i have to look up the recipe for "freezer pickles", or was it fridge pickles. i made a good korean inspired cuke salad the other day, with hot peppers, celery, scallions, soju, and rice vinegar, but how much of that can 1 person eat?
i just took my first jap - ehem, korean white eggplant in today. now i need a good recipe for white eggplant....
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Old 07-21-2005, 07:56 AM   #29
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You can never underestimate the importance of poop in the vegetable garden!
My husband used to tease me that I'd rather have a truckload of cow manure than a dozen roses.
For several years, I had a greenhouse customer who brought me manure in exchange for his spring vegetable plants and a couple of hanging baskets for his wife.
Unfortunately, he was incarcerated for growing and distributing marijuana. I sure did miss that cow poop.
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:04 AM   #30
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tomatoes, tangerine and parsley... I try to grow cabbage in these days...

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