View Full Version : Gardening priorities
05-22-2007, 12:28 PM
So, I'm switching to gardening in town in containers due to limited space and sandy soil conditions (and elk!). I won't be able to plant very much. If you could only grow, say....five items, what would you prioritize?
05-22-2007, 12:31 PM
basil does great in containers, also rosemary, thyme, cherry tomatoes, pineapple sage, mint, parsley (for just a few) I have all of those growing right now.
05-22-2007, 03:21 PM
I have a tiny amount of space to grow herbs outside of my apartment. I have the following:
Lavender - for tea, to pick for sprigs in a tiny vase by my desk and to steam my face with.
Dill - Because I love it!
Parsley and Cilantro - great all-around herbs
Peppermint - for tea and to make chocolate mint smoothies/pudding/ice cream
05-22-2007, 06:54 PM
zuchini (yes you can grow them indoors AND in a pot lol)
I would say it depends on what you use a lot and if you can grow it in a pot. They make stackable pots for herbs if you use a lot of them or hanging baskets work well too. I keep tomatoes and red peppers on my patio in pots and they are doing great. Best of luck to ya!!
05-27-2007, 02:43 PM
Over the warm months: Tomatoes, Peppers, Melons, Swiss Chard
Over the cool months: Swiss Chard, Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, Radishes, Buttercrunch Lettuce
-David Z. Mason
A variety of lettuces.
06-03-2007, 04:37 PM
Thanks for asking, Stina. I've got a regular garden, but i'ts been neglected so I'm regrouping. Had gravitated toward herbs and tomatoes as I think you get the most return on $ spent. Was considering melon, so interesting to see that mentioned here. Looks like I should consider red pepper, although I've not had luck with that in the past.
Good luck with yours. At least you won't have to weed!
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