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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 07-21-2005, 11:42 AM   #31
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Paulie is the gardener around here... he's planted a # of tomato plants, beans, bs, squash, egg plant, corn, spinach, onions, basil, strawberries (silly rabbits ate them all!!)
and a few other things.

I have Peas! Lots of Peas!

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Old 07-24-2005, 06:44 PM   #32
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I grow everything in large containers in a 8x10 green house.Ive got thyme,basil,mint,lots of different tomatoes,zuchini,cucumbers,carrots,icesicle radishes,mini eggplant,mini watermelons & cantalope,beets,gypsy peppers,marigolds,zinnias,dwarf sunflowers.

As you can imagine its pretty crowded in there but its an experiment so far so good I try to grow alot of miniature vegies to save on room as Im new to this but its a blast to grow something from a tiny seed and get good results.
Ive had alot of success with tomatoes in containers.
Being in northern New Mexico we have a short growing season

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Old 07-24-2005, 06:55 PM   #33
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I would be in heaven if I had fruit trees and berry bushes.

I would really like a great apricot tree or pear or apple or pear
or or or or.
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Old 07-26-2005, 08:30 PM   #34
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Unfortunately, I don't have a sunny enough spot for a compost heap. We call ours the "non compost heap" because it has never developed into anything but a huge heap of leaves and cuttings (we're talking years here). I never claim to anyone that my garden is "organic", 'though, in fact it is ... this year. I use pesticides as little as possible, and most of the time that works well here in the land of frost and snow. In Florida and Hawaii, where the climate never kills anything, I had too much heartbreak when I'd wake up one morning and find carefully nurtured vegetables simply gone (one good catipillar can do it!) or half eaten (amazing what a gopher turtle can do)(the other half useless), or a mildewy rotted mess. Literally overnight. So I used chemical warfare some years and felt no need to apologise. The advantage of growing your own is that you know what you sprayed on your 'crops', and how much. Even then I used soaps as much as possible (even a bit of Ivory dish soap in your sprayer can help a lot, and you're going to wash the vegs with it anyway). Here I haven't found much need for the chemical answers. Poop -- heck, yes. I buy composted cow manure most springs, and a lady around here sells llama poop. The downside is that it is supposed to be sterilized and quite often isn't .... and instead of planting veggies, I'm planning a field of weeds. Ouch. Luckily, herbs always seem to persevere, as do peppers, and my lettuce patch. I'd never put insecticide on my herb or greens patches, they just don't wash up that well. If the greens patch takes a dive, I live with it. The herbs I think have a natural resistance.
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:54 AM   #35
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I went out to my garden last night to pick some fresh dill to use with my salmon, and found the entire clump being chomped by monarch caterpillars. I picked them off and moved them to a patch of weeds along the fence row, in hopes that they wouldn't get to my parsley, which they love also.
A friend gave me a package of mixed sweet peppers, and I ended up with one purple one, which is ripening faster than the others, and I picked 4 of them last night. Purple peppers are very pretty in salads, and turn green when you cook them.
The heat is cooking my little zucchinis before they get a chance to grow, but the plants still look healthy, and a cool front came through last night, bringing a nice rain and more moderate temps, so maybe I'll get some more now.
I picked an armload of sweet basil, which is now sitting on my kitchen counter in water-filled measuring cups, like little bouquets, waiting to be plucked and processed.

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