Post # 1
I don’t know about all of you, but I very VERY ready for spring. I live in New England so it is still crummy weather. But yesterday I started planning this years vegetable garden! Do you grow vegetables? What can you grow easily every time? And what vegetables can you not get to grow for the life of you?
Grow Every time: Beans, peas, tomato, cucumber
Cannot Get to Grow: Radishes (supposed to be easy, but nope! It’s ok. I hate radishes and only plant them because they grow quickly and I like the instant gratification), pumpkin/goards (lots of vines, no flowers or fruit)
Post # 2
I would like too. We have a garden patch, but when we moved in it was just full of weeds and it was too late to start anything. The growing season isn’t too long here. Tomatoes are easy but usually I see them in pots around here not in the ground, not sure what else will grow well. Rhubarb is like a weed and DH loves the stuff, so I might throw some of that in because it’s super easy.
I got some herb pots for Christmas, so I’ll make use of those. Not 100% sure what though.
Post # 3
We do! We have an inground herb garden and last year FI made a raised garden. Last year we had beans, peas, tomatoes (cherry and regular), and leeks. For herbs I really just grow massive amounts of basil because I love it so much. I also have some parsley, chives, and thyme. We also had a few rows of corn which we are still learning to grow.
We are in the process of clearing some additional land and I hope to have a much bigger garden then. I’d love to have what we grow now and also peppers (hot and sweet), potatoes, cukes, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and some squashes. I adore gardening and only wish that we had a longer growing season.
Post # 4
We used to, but not so much any more.
Things that grew very well were table onions, carrots, radishes, green beans, strawberry, and tomato. I was never able to get melons to grow full size, they would form fruit, but tiny fruit.
I kind of want those topsy turvy tomato things, anyone tried one?
Post # 5
I love tomatoes. I find them easy, and the difference between store bought and homegrown tomatoes is astounding. It’s sooooooo worth the effort.
Not sure what else I will plant as I just moved to a new country, so I am not sure what grows well here! No matter what though, I will have my tomatoes!
Post # 6
Kir32: Oh, herbs! How could I forget herbs? I love to grow basil too.
It’s so handy to have fresh herbs readily available. Plus they smell nice!
Post # 7
bowsergirl: I don’t love tomatoes from the grocery store, but you are so right that they are incredibly yummy right from the bush. Tomatoes definitely taste very “homegrown”
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
We do! We live at 7200 feet, so it frosts in June and September – world’s shortest growing season. But we always plant starts and do a bunch if tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, squash, zuc, herbs, chard… kinda the basics. The tomatoes are our favorite so we have about 15-20 plants and can/freeze a lot of it.
Today is sooooo nice outside, but it snows here through at least mid-May so I’m trying not to get my hopes up, lol.
Post # 9
I do..I love it! It is the funnest summertime hobby, and you get something out of it! Last year I started it from seeds in doors..but I did it to early and by the time the grown wasnt frozen my seedlings had gone crazy and some of them had died.
Grows every time: tomatoes! Green beans, jalepenos, green peppers, cucumbers, corn (the easiest ever, but I stopped watering in the heat of summer and messed up a lot of them)
Can not get to grow: yellow squash, zucchini, peas.. probably more but I cant think of them
Post # 10
What lovely thoughts for this time of year! My wonderful FI actually just lugged in huge bag of potting soil for me that must’ve weighed about 100 pounds.
Must grow: LOTS of tomatoes and herbs. My last garden was 12 tomato plants, and that was it. Our favorite herbs to grow are basil, mint, and rosemary.
Couldn’t get to grow (in South Florida): Corn (the baby plants were consumed by bugs!) and squash (the leaves ended up covered in mold, I got a few flowers but the fruit never set).
Post # 11
freshflowers: We grow tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, mint, basil, and rosemary. 🙂
Post # 12
freshflowers: hahahah! I grow radishes for the same reason, luckily my FI will eat them!! I LOOOVE TO GARDEN!! Excuse all of the pics!!! Last year I had A HUGE GARDEN!!! I grew several kinds of tomatoes, okra, eggplants, cucumbers, green beans, peas, carrots, bell peppers, banana peppers, lettuce, etc. Tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, green beans, and peppers will always stay on the list. I haven’t had the best luck with carrots or beets. I’m iffy about okra (even though I harvested a lot of seeds from last years plants), and eggplants are a definite no. The eggplants were GORGEOUS until a bought of wet weather wipes them out.
Post # 13
LadyAprill: These pictures make me so excited to start planning my garden!
Post # 14
Ugh, I want to so badly! I can’t wait to move the hell out of this horrid apartment into a house that has a yard that has sunshine! O_O!!!! I am so jealous of all you ladies who can grow stuff! 😀 Beautiful veggies, btw.
Post # 15
Kir32: I think I’m going to plant some things today! 🙂