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what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Posted by Mindyw3 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 20, 12 at 1:52

What edibles are you growing this year? Heres my list although i dont know all of the varieties off hand:
Lettuces:
Romaine simpson elite buttercrunch sylvestra little caesar speckles red cross red lollo four seasons
Scallions
Arugula
Fordhook chard
Shattered and yellow cippolini onions
Saffron shallots
kaliedescope carrots
Salsify
Bok choy
Kohlrabi
Celery
collards
Red and green cabbage
Shelling peas
Spinach
those little french round carrots
Broccoli raab
Flat leaf parsley
cilantro
C Garlic chives
Broccoli (di cicco and green goliath)
Cauliflower
Sweet mesclun mix
sage
Davignon radishes
chinese kale
blue kale
Mache
leeks
Mint
Raspberries
strawberries (alpine elan allstar? And some everbearer)
Artichokes

For summer i have:
Tomatoes:
Green zebras sweet 100s brandywine big beef yellow pear san marzano
Peppers:
Poblano carnival mix and lipstick
ping tung eggplants
Tomatillos
Basil
Rosemary
thyme
Oregano
lavender
Honey bear squash
zucchini
cucumbers
Green and yellow beans
Fennel
Dill
Amaranth (for the foliage)
Sweet corn
pie pumpkins
Charentais
Sugar baby watermelons
Black and kenearly dry shell beans
We are making an edible flower bed also which will include:
Pansies
violia
Calendula
Chamomile
hollyhock
Hibiscus
carnations
Dianthus
Snaps
Marigolds
Nasturtiums
....im sure there are a few more i cant think of.
Oh and red mustard and beets.
We are replacing our ornamental cherry that split this winter with an apple tree also so long as we can find one that will pollinate with our unknown crab. So we will have a few apples in the fall too.

If you cant tell im pretty bored. Its supposed to rain alllll week. So please share your grow lists with me!!!


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

  • Posted by t-bird Chicago 5/6 (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 20, 12 at 8:56

wow mindy! that's a huge list!

How large a lot are you on? How much devoted to the garden? (are you rural, suburban, or urban?)

I'm on a small but large for the city chicago lot.

Right now:
spinach
peas
beets
lettuce
radish
left over from last fall scallions-huge! need to plant new!
kale
chard
broccoli
rapini
cabbage
chinese cabbage
daikon radish
cauliflower

For summer:
Eggplant
pepper
tomato
okra
celery
summer squash
winter squash
cukes
pumpkins
melons - water and charentais, etc.

I have several varieties of each kind, and I don't know where I'll end up putting it all, lol!

I have over 40 celery seedlings going, and about 30 peppers and eggplants. Now I need to start the main bed of toms (have some xtra earlies well established - not extra early varieties, just plantings...)

On the maybe lists:
corn
jicama
potatoes
sweet potatoes


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Oh boy, it's a list and a half...

Onions, garlic, shallots, leeks and hopefully some real bunching oinions
Artichokes (except I highly doubt they will have been properly vernalized)
Snap and english peas
Fava beans
Beets and chard
Radish
Turnips
Carrots (maybe this will be the year I actually get some)
Various asian greens
Kale
Broccoli of various types
Cabbage
Potatoes
Lettuces
Tomatoes
Hot peppers, several types
Sweet potatoes
Corn
Okra
Pole beans, long beans, and flagolet beans
Purple hull peas
Melons
Squash, zucchini
Collards
Napa cabbage

And I think I must be forgetting something, but I can't think what. Also rapberries, muscadine, and I just planted 2 apple trees, though they won't be bearing fruit this year. Also figs if they survived and a persimmon. And various herbs.

Here's to eating well!


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Sunnibel: im worried my artichokes didnt proper vernalization either!
Tbird: pretty small area. Im intensive planting though and not planting a huge amount of any one thing. Like i only have 3 celery plants, i dont eat a lot, just need it for soups here and there. But lots of lettuce, maybe 60 onions, 20 toms, etc. I posted pics in the " how many lbs of produce" thread. Ill post a pic of our side yard too as i convert it for melons an the shelling beans.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Artichoke
Asparagus
Arugula
Leeks
Lettuce
Broad Beans (Fava Beans)
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Garlic
Kale
Melons (Cantaloupe and Watermelon)
Onions
Bok Choy
Parsley
Parsnips
Peas
Peppers
Pumpkin
Radishes
Rutabaga
Spinach
Squash
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Turnips

A bunch of herbs


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

  • Posted by t-bird Chicago 5/6 (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 20, 12 at 15:12

Nice photos Mindy!

I'm thinking of redoing my entire veggie area as a potager, but also want to get a greenhouse, so not sure where I'm going with it...


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Annuals:
Corn, Black Aztec
Eggplant, Pumpkin on a Stick
Lentil, Green
Melon, Kiwano
Melon, Watermelon, Cream of Saskatchewan
Pepper, Bhut Jolokia
Pepper, NuMex Halloween
Pepper, Sweet Red Cherry
Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion
Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
Pepper, Uba Tuba
Pepper, 7-Pot Douglah
Potato, Adirondack Purple
Sugar Cane, Purple
Tomato, Black Pineapple
Tomato, OSU Blue
Wasabi

Perennials:
Dragonfruit, White
Dragonfruit, Red
Grape, Venus
Tea (not sure which cultivar yet, will be getting them end of the month)
Tree, Cherry, Bing
Tree, Cherry, Not Bing (heh, forgot what that one was years ago)
Tree, Fig, Brown Turkey, Eastern
Tree, Mulberry
Tree, Pawpaw (couple dozen mixed seeds of most cultivars)


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Tomatoes: One each in ground: Big Zebra, Amish Paste, Big Beef, Matina, Brandywine, Black Krim, Mortgage Lifter, OSU Blue, Rutgers, Tropic, Aunt Ruby Green. Then in pots: Black Cherry, Sungold, Isis Candy, Juliet, Tommy Toes, Celebrity

Pickle Bush Cucumbers
Black Futsu Winter Squash
Musquee de provence Winter Squash
Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck
The SVBs got the best of me last year, so I am planting all moschatas this year.

Beans, to be planted in successions throughout the summer season:
1: Fortex, Louisiana Purple Pole, Roma Bush, and Contender
2: Piggott Family Cowpea, Zipper Cream Cowpeas, Black Jungle Butterbeans, and Texas Cream cowpeas, along with Red Noodle and Rattlesnake, to be grown during July and August
3: Late summer and fall: back to Fortex and McCaslan

Also Sugar Baby Watermelon, Minnesota Midget Cantaloupes, a bush Sweet Potato whose name escapes me now, and Silverskin garlic which will be harvested in early summer.

Come fall, it will be time for Collards, Red Russian, Vates, and Dinosaur Kales,Crimson Forest Bunching Onion, Napoli Carrots, matador Shallots, Inchelium Red Garlic, Yellow Potato Onions, and French Red Shallots.

I pulled out the last of my winter garden about three weeks ago when it got so warm, so for the first time in over a year there is nothing out there to eat! I miss it so much! Can't wait for the summer crops to begin.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Yes, I'm hoping with the artichokes to be able to maybe mulch them and have them overwinter, like my cardoons do, but they do seem more tender. And stuffradio made me remember what I forgot... Aspargus!

Cheers!


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Donna: i would love to do sweet potatoes but the only space i have for them is where the melons are going or a pretty shady spot. Next year ee are going to try to fit them in somehow though.
i havent really planned for fall yet and i know that with my lack of space ill be choosing between ripping out summer crops that will likely still be producing and putting in fall crops in time to actially size. Only my onion and carrot spaces will be open by then.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Mindy, I have found for a short growing season (which I assume you have with a normal zone 5)with fall plantings, I need to have a plant to go in the ground when one comes out. When garlic comes out in July, I will put the brussel sprouts that were started mid-May and begin the succession plantings of things like carrot. When cukes are done in by an early frost, I will have lettuces that are ready for transplanting in that spot. I will only direct sow those things that need it.

My list includes:

Tomatoes: San Marzano, Amish Paste, Roma, Speckled Roman, Black Krim, Cherokee Purple, Mountain Princess, Stupice, Taxi, Japanese Trifele(sp?)Black, Arkansas Traveler, Honeybunch, Sungold, Italian Ice, Chocolate Cherry, Autum Fire

Radishes: Daikon, Red Meat, French Breakfast, Easter Egg Blend, Helios, White Hailstone

Roots: Carrots (Kuroda, Napoli, Nelson, and various others), turnips, parsnips, celery root, potatoes. If I can get some Jerusalem artichokes for a fair price, I will try planting those in the fall.

Greens/leaves: Various lettuces, amaranth, spinach, mache, sorrel, orach, kale (2 types), various Asian greens, cabbages, arugula, fennel (bulb and herb), strawberry spinach

Brassicas: Kohlrabi, cauliflower (cheddar and snow), broccoli (sprouting, purple peacock, Belstar and Apollo), red giant mustard

Legumes: Snow peas, shell peas, dragon tongue beans, red noodle (if I can get the seed still), green and yellow snap beans (some pole, some bush)

Herbs: Various basil, rosemary, sage, lovage, stevia (undecided), borage, parsley, dill, mint (different varieties), lemon balm, parsley root

Cucurbits: Lemon cucumber, aremnian cukes, a white cuke, marketmore, a pickler, dragon's egg cuke. Melons will be twice as nice, charentais, and Ineya melon. Summar squash will include lebanase Clarinett, yellow, and costata romanesco. Winter squashes will include sweet meat and my kids will insist on some orange pumpkin. Acorn and buttercup will likely make it into the mix. If I cound somewhere for it, I would like some spaghetti squash too.

Alliums: Garlic (Music, Italian Easy Peel, Duganski, Chesnook Red), various short day bulb onions, Egyptian onions, scallions (red and white), leeks, red shallots and hopefully this fall I can find some French gray shallots.

For perennials, we do hope to purchase blackberry, red and yellow raspberry vines. I do have strawberries in the ground. I have the spot set aside for a grape vine and we may try obtaining rhubarb and currants (black and red) but we will have to see how money goes. More fruit trees would also be great.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Whee! I'm so excited about gardening this year...

Already started:
Garlic
Shallots (Red)
Leaf Lettuce Mix
Arugula
Carrots
Beets
Chard
Kale
Radish (easter egg mix and french breakfast)
Snow Pea
Snap Pea
6 varieties of tomatoes
Bok Choi

Planned:
Jalapeno
Burnet
Sorrel
Mache
Basil
Dill
Thyme
Lemon cucumber
Purple long snap beans
Runner bean (painted lady)
Rhubarb
Strawberries


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Tishtosh: have you grown teice as nice before? It looks like a store bought melon my son loved and i wanted to try it but didnt buy seed this year. Please let me know how you like it!


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

I grew it last year for the first time. It was my first time successfully growing melons. The plants were quite vigorous and produced quite a few fruit. I found the flavor a little bland but, I think we may have over-watered and I am pretty sure DH picked them on the early side. I am giving it a go again this year to see if the blandness was due to overwatering. We got the seeds from Burpee.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Hack gardening here. So far, I have in:

3 varieties of lettuce, seeded late, so may not do much
Swiss chard
Garlic from last fall, doing great
Siberian kale from last fall, still going strong (Italian kale is bolting)
Carrots
Onion sets
Strawberries
Peas, snap and snow
Spinach
Radishes, Cherry Belle & Watermelon
Radicchio (sp?)
Two pepper plants I bought to jump the season
Artichoke seeds I just started, who knows what will happen with that?
Multiple herbs - Parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme, of course - oregano & spearmint as well - think that's all the edibles at the moment. Oh, and I have wild garlic grass in my lawn, which we eat rather than eradicate, LOL.

Planned - not much more, as I will be away for awhile, but I started multiple varieties of tomatoes & peppers from seed, and they'll go in, along with basil. Gotta have basil!


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Is everyone supposed to list what they are growing ?
Why ? I dont get it.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Call it sharing.
Tomatoes: St. Pierre, Delicious, Black Krim, Brandywine, red, Cherokee Purple (I think) German Gold, Belgian Giant, Beefsteak, REd, (these were freebies)
Lettuce, spinach, onions (white sweet) potatoes, Sweet potatoes, snow peas, Parsnips
Basil, Garlic, Rosemary (my 'tree' finally died so time for a new one) does mint count?
had a BAD intermingling a few years back, I planted oregano and it got too close to the mint, lets just say the world is not ready for Oregamint.
Not as much as I wanted, but it will do.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Going to try these:

Yellow sweet corn
potatoes
sweet potatoes
sunflowers
squashes of all kinds
tomatoes
peppers
lettuce
celery
fennel
radishes
oregano
parsley
cilantro
lavender
marigolds
swiss chard
carrots
cabbage
broccoli
strawberries
cantaloupe
watermelon
peas
beans of all kinds
try to put in a grapevine,neighbor has some I can get rootings off of!

I'm in a much better area, moved a few miles away and so I expect some good returns if the floods stay away. It was worse last year here then in my mother's poisoned soil at her old house. Would also like to plant some peanuts, will see how much room, though.

Good luck on your gardens.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

This is what I'm growing

Asparagus - Started last year from seed collected at a customers house. No idea of the cultivar
Artichokes - Imperial Star
Beans - Indy Gold, Northeaster Pole, Stringless Green Pod, and a bean my friend Charlie saved.
Beans - dry... Jacobs Cattle, Midnight Black
Beans - Fava... Windsor
Corn - Spring Treat, Honey Select, and dry- Floriani Red Flint
Peas - Coral and Green Arrow
Melons - Oka, Petite Gris de Rennes, Passport, Orange Honey, and Delicious 51
Squash summer - Bennings Green Tint, Sunburst Pattypan
Squash winter - Carnival Acorn, Sweet Mama, Sunshine, Black Futzu
Pumpkin - Big Max, Jack be Little
Carrots - Mokum, Nelson, Yaya and Kaleidoscope Mix
Beets - 3 Root Grex, Chioggia, Touchtone Gold, Detroit Dark Red
Radish - French Breakfast
Parsnip - Harris Model
Leeks - King Seig, Blue de Solaize
Onions - Copra, Borrettana Cipollini, Varsity, Rossa di Milano, Alsia Craig
Spinach - Tyee
Lettuce - Merlot, Jericho, Red Iceberg, Buttercrunch, Black Seeded Simpson
Swiss Chard - Perpetual Spinach, Golden Chard, Lucullus
Pac Choi - Prize Choy
Broccoli - Premium crop, Fiesta, Arcadia
Brussels Sprouts - Churchill, Gustus
Cabbage - Copenhagen Market, Samantha, Mammoth Red Rock, Deadon
Kale - Rainbow Lacinato
Kohlrabi - Kolibri
Peppers - Beaver Dam, Fish, Hinkelhatz, Carmen, Revolution, Jalepeno, Apple, Anaheim
Tomatoes - Paul Robeson, Grandma Mary's, Opalka, Amish Paste, Luci, Celebrity, Sungold, Black Cherry, Marglobe
Rutagaba - Laurentian
Celery - Conquistador
Cukes - Harmonie, Parisian Pickler
Radicchio - Early Treviso
Potatoes - Augusta, Green Mountain, Red Pontiac, Carola

I'm sure I missed something...
Herbs and Flowers too :)


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Oh yeah

forgot my garlic

Garlic - Russian Red, Music, German Extra Hardy and a Softneck from the supermarket.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

In The Ground
Asparagus - not sure of what kind
Broccoli
Cabbage - Bonnies Best
Kale
Lettuce - Butter Crunch,Romaine,Red Sails
Onions - Savannah Sweet
Spinach
Swiss Chard - Neon Lights

Summer

Beans - Blue Lake 274 (bush),Blue Lake(pole),Early Contender (bush)
Cantaloupe - Lil Sweet (1-2lb),Athena (5-6lb),Gurneys Giant (10-12lb)
Corn - Gotta Have It
Cucumber - Straight 8,Sweet Slice, Sassy Hybrid (Pickling)
Garlic - German Porcelain, Chesnock Red,Silver Rose
Herbs - Basil,Cilantro,Parsley,Thyme, maybe one or two more
Okra - Annie Oakley
Peppers - Sweet: Cubanelle,Gurneys GiantII,Cajun Belle,Banana,Sweet Bell Mix,Chocobelle Lipstick, Double Delight.
Hot: Cayenne,Habanero,Jalapeno,Thai Super Chili
Squash - Straight and Crook Neck
Sweet Potato - O'Henry
Tomato - Big Beef 50,Delicious 40,Grape 8,Roma 20,Black Prince 4, Yellow Boy 4,Cherokee Purple 4.
Zucchini

I'm missing something but can't think of them just now.


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Lol @ harveyhorses.
What do fava beans taste like? One of my sons and i both have alpha thalassemia so im a little afraid to try them...


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Can't wait to expand my garden.

In the ground:

Garlic,
Shallot.
Spinach
Celtuce
Kai Lang
Bok Chai
Lettuce (many)
Arugula
Escowle
Red giant mustard
Kale(2types)
Collard
Swiss chard (2 type)
Pepper(many)
Tomatoes(many)
Peas
Dandilion
Celery
Mache
Tatsoi
Jarusale Artchoke
Chinese Artchoke

When weather warms up
Green Beans( many)
Soy Beans
Summare squash
Zuccini
cucumbers
Amaranth

Herbs:
Basils (8 types)
Dill
Fennels
Sage
Lemon grass
Burnet
Mugwort
Wormwood
Catnip
Chamomile
Summer Saviory
French Tarragon
Thyme
Oragno
Mint

I am sure this only less than half I actually plant.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Ok, I keep telling myself that I need to figure out what else to plant but I only have 100 square foot plus a couple planters. So even if I figure out what else I need to plant I don't have space.

Currently Planted:

Tomatoes
Stupice
Better Bush
Sweetie
Sweet 100
Black Krim
Purple Cherokee
Black Cherry
Placero
Lemon Boy
A few volunteers which might be roma or tigerella (which I didn't like)

Ground Cherry - Giant Cape
Green pepper - cal wonder
Collards
Strawberries
Radish - variety pack
onion
Sweet Peas
Cucumber - Straight eight
Potato
Eggplant-Rosa Bianca-Black Beauty-Lista de Gande
Summer Squash- Lebanese Bush Marrow - Yellow Squash - Zucchini
Winter Square - Waltham Butternut - Blue Stella - Haikkado
Canteloupe - Heart of Gold - Hales Best
Watermelons - Sugar Baby
Green Beans
Malabar Spinach
Swiss chard
Amaranth
Stevia
Jalepeno

Herbs
basil
lemon balm
chocolate mint
rosemary
garlic chives
Catnip
Fennel

Will plant later this year
Carrots
Sweet Potato
Wheat Grass
Tomato's - Sungold - Amish Paste - Roma
Maybe Corn
Beets (but they have never worked for me)
Rutabaga
Lettuce
Sunflowers
Soybean
Lima Bean
Oregano
Thyme
Cumin
Majoram


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Uwaah! So cool to see what everyone is planting. I have a small urban space:

Tomatoes (1 plant each) - Black Krim, Black Prince, Black Cherry, Odoriko, Bloody Butcher, Sungold, Cosmonaut Volkov, Moskovitch.

Lettuce, kale, chard, spinach, zucchini, strawberries, onions (interplanted), shiso, parsley, peas, cilantro, oregano, mint, thyme, sage.

I'm also trying to make room for roses, so lots of stuff is interplanted as edible landscaping. We have no lawn...;)


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

I haven't decided yet except I know I want to do beets and probably butternut squash again. I may do sweet potato this year instead of Yukon Golds. I'm not much of a salad eater so I skip lettuce, cukes and tomatoes. I may do some eggplant again this year.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Here's what I'm doing... It's all in the ground, except the amaranth which I'm hoping to get in this week.

BEANS
soybeans (distoy)
pinto beans

BEETS
crapaudine
early wonder
cylindra

BROCCOLI
rapini
de cicco

CARROTS
amarillo
chantenay
lunar white
short and sweet
A#1
danvers
nantes

CAULIFLOWER
purple Sicily
early snowball

CUCUMBERS
beit alpha
lemon
Boston pickling
sumter

EGGPLANT
listada de grandia
Turkish orange
Japanese pickling

FLOWERS
cosmos
sunflowers (Titan)
nasturtiums

FRUIT VINES
Concord grape
tayberry
blackberry (Natchez)
bababerry
kiwi

FRUIT TREES
mulberry
persimmon
pomegranate
lemon (Meyer)
mandarin (Satsuma)
paw paw
guava
plum (Methley)
fig (brown turkey)
loquat
quince
hazelnut
almond

GRAINS
hulless oats
amaranth

GREENS
spinach
-Bloomsdale
-New Zealand
lettuce
-simpson
-mesclun
-red roman
-Parris I. romaine
-bibb
arugula
bok choi (canton)
swiss chard

HERBS
mint
cilantro
lemon thyme
thyme
parsley
rosemary
tarragon
basil
-Siam Queen
-Emily

MELONS
watermelon
-malali
-jubilee
-Georgia rattlesnake
Sakata sweet melon
Indian cream cobra melon

PEPPERS
green peppers (emerald giant)
mixed peppers (rainbow mix)
jalape�os

SUMMER SQUASH
zucchini
butterstick yellow squash
lemon squash

TOMATOES
Riesentraube
German green
Isis
golden girl
Chadwick cherry
southern night
brandywine
amazon
chocolate
tomatillos

WINTER SQUASH
banana pink jumbo
sugar pumpkin
Waltham butternut

OTHER GOOD STUFF
cabbage (late flat Dutch)
corn (Thompson prolific)
potatoes (Yukon gold)
onions
shallots
garlic
asparagus


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Wow, everyone's list makes me feel really inadequate with my 9x9 plot. :)


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Tomatoes, Cukes, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Eggplant, Tomatoes,Corn, Half Runners, Tomatoes, Squash, Green Onions, Tomatoes, Thornless Blackberries, Tomatoes


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

This is my 1st year veggie gardening - I've always been an ornamental gardner. I have a 4 X 12 raised bed with yellow straight neck squash, zucs, eggplant (regular & Japanese), roma tomatoes, basil, poblano pepper & red hot chili pepper. When the tomatoes ripen & come out, I'll put in sweet potatoes. I'm planning on adding 3 more beds @ 4 X 6. Having 4 beds will make crop rotation easier. My next bed is going to hold the okra that I need to get in within the month. My plan is to have a great fall garden of spinach, lettuce, brussel sprouts, and carrots.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

I'm new here, but I'd like to join in! Last year was my first attempt at gardening, and I grew tomatoes and tried eggplants but got nothing from them. This year, I'm going all out! Well, for a teeny tiny amount of yard that is! I've got:

Sunflowers
Sugar Baby Watermelons
Sweet Yellow Peppers
Cabbage
Carrots
Broccoli
Dill (never planted, just sprouted on its own)
Peanuts
Bush Green Beans
Strawberries
Banana Trees
Eggplant
Mystery Pepper
Tomatoes (2 varieties, don't remember which)
Purple Basil
Mexican Mini Watermelons (sour gherkin)

I'm planning on adding pumpkins and cantaloupe for the summer, and possibly sugar cane.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Blog, with pics of my plants so far


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

This has been the best season ever for my garden! I am growing
Beans-Rattlesnake, Cherokee Trail of Tears, Mennonite Purple Stripe, Cherokee Wax, Kentucky Wonder, Kentucky Wonder Wax, and Long Beans. Not alot of all the varieties trying to get my seed stash resupplied on some.
Tomatoes-Mr Stripey, Brandywines, Cherokee Purple, Juliet, Sweet 100, Roma, Parks Whopper, Better Boy
Watermelon- Moon and Stars and Tenderweet Orange
Squash- Grey striped zuke and Trombocinno
Pumpkins- Musqee de Provence
Melons-Charentais
Bright Lights Swiss Chard
Collard Greens
Cucumbers-Lemon, National Pickling, Armenian, and some other pickling kind
Onions-1015s, Red onions, and some other sweet white
Peppers-Jalapenos, Big Bertha Bells, Sweet Cherry, Habanero
Eggplant-Black Beauty and Japanese
Broccoli
Cabbage-Red and Green
Corn-Country Gentleman
Okra-Emerald
Flowers-Sunflowers, Nastursiums, Morning Glories, Asters, Petunias, Moonflowers, Black-eyed susan vine
I just can't believe how amazing everything is doing this year, it's soooo awesome!!!


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Wow! Some of these lists make my little attempt at gardening seem teeny tiny!!!!
In the ground I have:
3 varieties of sweet corn, 2 early and one late
Onions, "green onions" and big sweet ones
leaf lettuce
strawberries- that I'm fighting the birds for. (The cheesecloth cover worked for awhile, now we are planning a hinged box with chicken wire and aluminum screen.
Okra, 2 different kinds
2 peas, one bush and one vine
red beans
green beans both bush and pole,
acorn squash
straight neck squash
Jelly-bean cherry tomatoes,
Roma Tomatoes
Goliath Tomatoes
2 Pimento Peppers
2 Green Bell Peppers
2 blueberry bushes
Lots of raspberry and blackberry on the fence line
a couple peach trees
and one lone plum tree
We've already pulled the Danver's half short/long carrots (reseeded them again)


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

Sweet corn - Ambrosia, Incredible, Montauk, Xtra Tender 1181
Potatoes - mostly Kennebec
Sweetpotatoes - O'Henry, Centennial
Tomatoes - Big Beef, Sun Gold, Juliet, Pink Girl, Brandy Boy, Mortgage Lifter
Lima Bean - Fordhook 242
Peas - Super Sugar Snap
Peppers - Carmen, Cal Wonder, Archimedes, Fat and Sassy
Lettuce
Spinach
Squash
Cantaloupes - Sugar Queen, Goddess, Burpee Hyb. Crenshaw, Diplomat
Watermelons - Raspa, Carmen, Sangria, Big Tasty, Gold Strike, Yellow Doll, Klondike, Oranglo, Cooperstown, Kleckley Sweet
Broccoli - Emerald Crown, Imperial
Cauliflower - Symphony


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

I am trying to grow:

Sweet peas (peas are just starting to come)
Green Beans (not doing well yet...)
Tomatoes - black krim, juliet, red brandywine ... fungus problems.
Strawberries
Purple/Yellow bush beans. Bunnies ate it.
Peppers - doing okay not growing tons.
Rosemary
Oregno
Zucchini - one plant is doing alright.

This is why I say everything I touch dies. :D Well hopefully it all will start growing.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

At the moment:

Snap peas
Garlic
Sweet onions
Carrots
Pole beans
Kale
Tomatoes

More when the peas are done.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

My garden is tiny because I'm overrun with roses. Also there is just two of us, so can't use a lot of produce.

Anyway, here is the list:

4 tomatoes (3 in large pots)
2 yellow zucchini (picked the first ones today)
1 American eggplant
2 peppers (red something or other--I love them)
1 volunteer pumpkin which I hope to train out of the garden and down the alley because there is no room for this monster....is this possible?
garlic

parsley
oregano
basil
thyme
rosemary

I do have room for one more upright-type plant. I'll look around at the nursery.


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RE: what are you growing this year? home gardeners!

This is my first year trying to grow my own food:

Tomatoes(not sure what kind, my wife got it for me off of the Lowe's sale rack.
Bush Champion Cucumbers
Purple Hull Pinkeye Peas
Tomatillos
Ground Cherries
Clemson Spineless Okra

I also planted a fig tree about a month and a half ago.

I'm really hoping this all works out!


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