I love co-gardening! I am growing extra tomatoes and tomatillos for my apartment friends!!! So we can have backyard gardening parties!! :)
Originally Posted by lovenlife
Love hearing what everyone is doing! I'm starting my seeds indoors this weekend ... tomatoes, cukes, zucchini, peppers I think. Hopefully will get some kale planted outside as well. We will be building a raised bed this year so that will be exciting to plant. I now have a composting system, so am busy filling that up for future use. I love springtime!!!
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I've been working in the garden and inside this week too. Outside I planted Walla Walla sweet onions, some kale and lettuce. Inside I started bell peppers, beets, rosemary, basil, fennel, heirloom carrots, Amish paste tomatoes, thyme, oregano, curly kale, garlic chives, yellow pear tomatoes, brandywine & beefsteak tomatoes.
All of the above are either organic or heirloom except for the curly kale and garlic chives.
Soon I'll start seeds for watermelon, cantelope, cucumbers, zucchini, crookneck squash and maybe pumpkin..*‹*
hey for those of you with limited space, you know you can get your cukes, peas and beans (pole beans) to climb stuff, making use of the vertical space? get your cukes climbing up a trellis or whatever and they wont take up ground space. nasturtiams will climb as well and give you pretty edible flowers
plant edible flowers: especially borage. very pretty. also nasturtiams and calendula
jerusalem artichokes grow in a similar fashion to potatoes but can be used raw.
chervil is an awesome herb, grows abundantly and can be used freely in salads. (licorice flavor)
i hate turnips but will use the leaves in a pinch when there are no other greens around...the leaves grow really fast.
and dont forget the edible weeds: CHICKWEED especially
comfrey leaves are a great fertilizer and according to some people are edible as are the flowers apparently. great external medicinal herb and also compost accelerator. put a chunk of root in the ground (or start from seed), and if you chop it up a bit in the fall it will spread.
So cute - these are my first seedling sprouts - beets! How pretty are they..? :)
Hmmm question - I've never grown beets. Does 1 seedling equal 1 beet? *‹*
Originally Posted by DebB
looking good..........yes to a beet per seed, and then a handful of greens (well, red greens-not to be confused with Red Green from the Possum Lodge).
Last edited by streetsurfer; 03-28-2010 at 01:11 PM.
Ha - Thanks streetsurfer!
My Amish paste tomatoes are sprouting too. Those are so good for dehydrating. *‹*
Oh those seedlings look good!
I can't wait to get mine started - hopefully my seeds will arrive this week!
Just saw I have 1 beet and a couple of radish sprouts in the garden. Yay!
so hungry for the fresh goodness!
My mint patch should be yielding it's first harvest very soon, will be working out a mint julep recipe for this summer.
Yesterday - planted some more of my bareroot strawberry plants, some borage, lovage, and sorrel.
Haven't decided on a spot yet for those chickweed seeds.
Kaybee - about how tall do the get? How much sun is needed?
lots more sprouting - spinach, carrot, kohlrabi are showing their little faces.
Most of the toms are up in pots indoors....waiting on the peppers.
What are you all seeing????
Two days ago I planted 18 rainbow chard plants that were $3.25 for 9. I planted 9 butter crunch lettuce plants..
With my indoor seedlings - the tomatoes have grown their second set of leaves, so they're looking tomato-y. I planted brandywine, beefsteak, yellow pear and Amish paste.
I'm also seeing orange bell peppers, oregano, thyme, beets, fennel, carrots, curly kale, basil, cukes, lemon cukes, straight neck squash, garlic chives, trombetta squash and a dozen broccoli.
I've got 25 peat pots of marigolds planted and they're all coming up, 2-3 per pot.
Melons: canary and Tuscan melons, cantelope, Hermiston watermon and moon & stars watermelon. 25 planted total.
They're just breaking the surface.
No shows so far are the green (I let them go to red) peppers and rosemary. Hmm - might have to replant those.
Just last night I planted green beans, sugar snap peas, mesclun mix and 2 cherry tomatoes.
This weekend I'm going to make the newspaper pots to transplant into. We're also building more raised beds this weekend - if this wind dies down that is. *‹*
Back to add some pictures. Wanted to show the spinach container - that's making a really nice green house, it's also so nice and tall!
Last edited by DebB; 04-08-2010 at 06:11 PM.
I have very limited space so my plants will be shade loving mostly.
Hi rawhyde ~ Can you share what plants you'll be planting in the shade? I've got shade that I could plant in... thanks! *‹*
Originally Posted by rawhyde
So exciting to see how everyone's gardens are starting! My seeds arrived yesterday and I will pick up some local heirloom tomorrow so I can begin the indoor plantings! Everyone has such grand variety!! I am sticking to my staples:
tomato(s) - three varieties
I usually grow my greens in container gardens but have stuck to lettuces and spinich. Does anyone have experience with kale and chard and other greens? I have enough space to create another garden so thought it would be nice to have one just of herbs and edible greens. Any previous knowledge would be welcomed :)
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