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04-27-2008, 07:09 AM
Hi, I was just wondering what everyone is growing?
My kids have started watermelon, acorn squash, and pumpkin. They have also started hollyhocks, marigolds, and morning glories.
I've started leaf lettuce. What other kind of greens would you recommend?
I don't have a whole lot of space (gave most of it to the kids--I want to get them hooked on gardening).
04-27-2008, 07:17 AM
Celery, red cabbage, red leaf lettuce, 3 types of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, dandelions, blood oranges, figs, mint. Probably going to add some bell peppers and strawberries to the mix and maybe a couple more trees (dwarf, in pots).
04-27-2008, 08:44 AM
Right now I have swiss chard, kale, broccoli, spinach, mescaline, oregano, basil, thyme, parsley, stevia and will probably be putting my tomato and pepper plants in in the next wk or so. Currently thinning out/transplanting flower seedlings sown from seeds saved from last yr (ie marigolds, zinnias, sunflowers, etc) and bulbs (king coleus, dahlias, etc). Got numerous flowering shrubs, fruit tree seedlings, perrenials, and planters full of annuals, and am always looking for a space and place to plant even more ~ Cathy
04-27-2008, 08:48 AM
Right now our funky weather hinders me from doing much planting outdoors. Inside trying to get seeds going: tomatoes, lots of variety, cukes are doing fabulous squashes. I'm usually a great gardener, but at the moment CO has been so up and down in weather I can't seem to get out and work the great land yet. I always end up buying lots of veggie plants too so I'm sure this is no exception.
04-27-2008, 10:43 PM
A few days ago I planted 3 varieties of tomatoes, basil, oregano, parsley, cilantro, swiss chard, mescaline mix and I can't wait till it starts growing so I can dig in!!
05-08-2008, 02:28 PM
we got some raised 4x10 beds built this year in the back yard and I have all sorts of baby greens (ate a smallsalad from themthis week yay!) ,spinach,lettuce of several kinds, kale, swiss chard, tomatoes and cukes (not in the ground yet, still spending the night in the shed), peas, edible flowers. In a week my husband and daughter wil be planting pumpkin and squash seeds around the beds near the fence. In the house we have tiny peppers coming up,as well as basil sprouts,and in the front yard the herb garden is underway( a 3 yr project finally getting done) with 3 rosemarys, 3 oreganos, stevia, savory,several thymes,chives, wild strawberries, a grape vine,assorted butterfly flowers andother decorative plants,lots o sage,lemon balm, I am prolly leaving something out=)
I am contemplating a strawberry bed and a leek bed if all goes well.:D It is a gift to finally have the energy to get this going!!
05-08-2008, 03:01 PM
So far only herbs and sprouts (basil, sage, parsley, mint; wheatgrass; alfalfa and a bunch of other sprouts)... I can't wait to start a leafy greens garden!!
05-08-2008, 03:31 PM
I'm growing two kinds of peas, strawberries, green leaf lettuce, chard, kale, green beans, cherry tomatoes and a couple other varieties of tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, carrots. I have two different apple trees, too.
05-08-2008, 03:55 PM
herbs, tomatoes, borage, spicy greens, spinach, lettuce, carrots, sunflowers (for the seeds), zuchini, canteloupe, habanero peppers, borage, blackberries, pears, apples, sugar snap peas, asparagus, and butternut squash.
05-09-2008, 06:04 AM
Moon n' Stars watermelons...along with canteloupe, honeydew & icebox watermelons.
-David Z. Mason
05-09-2008, 03:15 PM
This year I'm adding flowers to my vegetable garden just for the pure joy and beauty of them.
05-09-2008, 06:48 PM
I get carried away. I would love to stop growing weeds though so I could grow more food and flowers.
Tomatoes!!!!!!!!! Basil, oregano, dill, rosemary, chocolate mint, chamomile, peppers (hot, sweet, anything!), eggplant, snap peas, garlic, onion, lettuces, sunflowers, carrots, whole bunch of other stuff I can't remember...:D
05-10-2008, 07:06 AM
Since I live in an apartment, I've got pots on my small porch of tomatos, parsley, dill, orange mint, and hope to add some more things soon. So far, everything's growing very well.
05-10-2008, 07:18 AM
We've added chives, bell peppers and strawberries. We've also got jasmine, pregnant onion, wildflowers, poppies, pansies, and aloe vera.
05-10-2008, 07:49 AM
We're doing pear tomatoes, large "regular" tomatoes, parsley, parsnips, okra, lettuce, snap peas, snow peas, pole beans, squash, hot peppers, and zucchini.
05-12-2008, 09:03 PM
I've got four tomatoes, cantaloupes, sugar baby watermelons, squash, zucchini, bok choy, red bell peppers, hot peppers, chocolate mint, lime mint, spearmint, basil, strawberries, red and green chard and red shiso. Picking up cukes, radish, carrots and lettuce and spinach this weekend.
05-13-2008, 08:43 PM
garden granny, I live in a tiny apartment also, any tips for me? I'm a very new gardener as well as very new to RAW. I'm thinking of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, corn and maybe strawberries. I got a tip from pamparred for a homemade earthbox, but the whats and hows of gardening, I'm still in the dark.
Thanks, in advanced!
07-14-2008, 05:56 PM
I'm checking into getting a few blueberries plants. Anybody have a variety that they enjoy most? I usually pick wild. Probably still will, but it would be nice to have some in the yard.
I was out picking strawberries this weekend (everything is late here this year). Absolutely delicious. We ate a bunch and have frozen the rest. Hope to make it back out to pick enough to last the year....or at least a few months!!:)
07-14-2008, 11:05 PM
I planted my first garden this year. I have tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, swiss chard, parsely, watermelon, red and yellow bell peppers, black berries, rasberries, strawberries, chives, green onions, kale and most of the herbs. This is not the season for kale, but it does okay where I live.
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