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Andy Andersen
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What vegetables do you plant in your garden. This is what we plant. Add other choices in your response.
Bush beans
Tomatoes
Radishes
Fennel
Eggplant
Butternut squash
Zucchini
Herbs
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Rob
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corn
lettuce
yellow squash
basil
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David Debien
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herbs: basil, cilantro, rosemary, oregeno

tomatoes
bell pepper
other hot peppers
asparagus
carrots
strawberries

I have 2 sections. The herb/strawberry garden gets a lot of shade on the side of the house, while the rest get maximum sunlight in the backyard.

Last year, the central Texas heat wave/drought pretty much killed my garden.

We also 1 enormous 9' tall rose bush in a corner by the house.

When we bought the house 10 years ago, in addition to the rose bush, my wife also planted 4 creeping vine bushes (2 x honey suckle and 2 x jasmine along our backyard fence. These monsters have completely taken over their respective spaces.
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Andy Andersen
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casualgod wrote:
herbs: basil, cilantro, rosemary, oregeno

tomatoes
bell pepper
other hot peppers
asparagus
carrots
strawberries

I have 2 sections. The herb/strawberry garden gets a lot of shade on the side of the house, while the rest get maximum sunlight in the backyard.

Last year, the central Texas heat wave/drought pretty much killed my garden.


Asparagus went in last year so it is going to be harvested this year. Plants are popping through the soil
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Orangemoose wrote:
Asparagus went in last year so it is going to be harvested this year. Plants are popping through the soil


Our asparagus is about 5 years old now. I have had to cull them as they were starting to take over the entire vegetable plot. Those suckers get huge!
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potatoes
tomatoes
cucumber (both for fresh applications as well as pickling)
carrots
radishes
lettuce
cabbage
peppers (bell, hot)
corn
peas
beans (green, yellow, pole, wax, soy)
herbs
celery
berries (both for fresh applications and jellies/jams/preserves
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Chad
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Tomatoes
Turnips
Lettuce
Kale
Basil
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Carrots

I think I'm done with radishes. Always end up with a bunch of them that we don't eat. I've also never had luck with spinach, although the lettuce seems to come up fine.
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casualgod wrote:
Orangemoose wrote:
Asparagus went in last year so it is going to be harvested this year. Plants are popping through the soil


Our asparagus is about 5 years old now. I have had to cull them as they were starting to take over the entire vegetable plot. Those suckers get huge!


The butternut squash we planted last year spread into the yard. At it's biggest, it covered about 80 square feet.

Cut down on the mowing though
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Orangemoose wrote:


The butternut squash we planted last year spread into the yard. At it's biggest, it covered about 80 square feet.

Cut down on the mowing though


The vine borers always take out the plants before I get much squash.
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Hot peppers.

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I can't wait until I've got some time to set up some beds and grow something. I'm hoping next year, but realistically, it'll be the year after that.

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amwiles wrote:

I can't wait until I've got some time to set up some beds and grow something. I'm hoping next year, but realistically, it'll be the year after that.



I want to see if you can grow a cabbage as big as your son.
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Orangemoose wrote:
amwiles wrote:

I can't wait until I've got some time to set up some beds and grow something. I'm hoping next year, but realistically, it'll be the year after that.



I want to see if you can grow a cabbage as big as your son.



That was an 8-pound cabbage. Three pounds of it were the outer leaves.
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surprise He's growing like a cabbage! MGBM would be proud.
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This year:
Lettuce
Kale
Hakurei turnips (yummy to eat raw!)
Snap peas

Borage and marigold for pest control

Last year:
The above, as well as cucumber, bell peppers, and tomatoes

This year, we've scaled back because I'm due with baby #3 right before our "last frost date", so I just planted mostly cool weather crops so that we could have something. I'd love to expand and do more in the future.

We had a really strange and unseasonably warm March, so my kale that successfully overwintered from last year went to seed! So I had to pull it and replant.
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HeronAbroad wrote:

Borage and marigold for pest control

This year, we've scaled back because I'm due with baby #3 right before our "last frost date",


Marigolds all over our garden for beauty and anti-pests.

Congratulations on the pregnancy.
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We just started our garden (possibly a little late for AZ). We have the following going:

strawberries
rosemary
sunflowers
peppers
tomatoes
cucumbers
bush beans
watermelon
cantaloupe

This is our first try of in-ground (not pots) gardening since moving to Arizona. Hopefully all will be well.

I should mention that all of the "we" is in fact mainly my wife. laugh
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jeRm! wrote:
We just started our garden (possibly a little late for AZ). We have the following going:

strawberries
rosemary
sunflowers
peppers
tomatoes
cucumbers
bush beans
watermelon
cantaloupe

This is our first try of in-ground (not pots) gardening since moving to Arizona. Hopefully all will be well.

I should mention that all of the "we" is in fact mainly my wife. laugh


Fertilize every two weeks. Water with good drainage. Eat.
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No garden here, just a balcony; so it'll be mostly herbs.
Bought a pot of rosemary on Thursday and will get pots of thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, chives, savory and dill, will also grow some garden cress in the kitchen.
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We plant mostly hot peppers, basil & other herbs. We grow zucchini, but only for the flowers. My husband likes to make pizza with them. We have voracious squirrels, and I'm not in the mood to cage off the vegetables.
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Dr. No wrote:
No garden here, just a balcony; so it'll be mostly herbs.
Bought a pot of rosemary on Thursday and will get pots of thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, chives, savory and dill, will also grow some garden cress in the kitchen.

Excellent
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Celinashope wrote:
We plant mostly hot peppers, basil & other herbs. We grow zucchini, but only for the flowers. My husband likes to make pizza with them. We have voracious squirrels, and I'm not in the mood to cage off the vegetables.


Squirrels haven't haunted us. Zucchini flowers on pizza is WOW
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SHILL ALERT!!!

I'm going to plug the non-profit I work for....

If anyone needs gardening tips or advice, has questions, or just wants to see what the other areas of the country are doing, I highly recommend The National Gardening Association's website:

www.garden.org

Lots of great info to be found there.

And if you've got kids and are looking for fun things to do to get kids interested in gardening:

www.kidsgardening.org

I used to have a garden before I found my current apartment...tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, three types of peppers, cukes, carrots, watermelon, pumpkins, zucchini, squash, beans....you name it, we had it. It was AMAZING. The best part? My urine was the only thing that seemed to keep the deer away, so I was able to justify going outside at night to do my business.
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rdonato926 wrote:
The best part? My urine was the only thing that seemed to keep the deer away, so I was able to justify going outside at night to do my business.


I pee next to my garden also. It works, but only late at night
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Orangemoose wrote:


Marigolds all over our garden for beauty and anti-pests.


We had a HUGE crop of marigolds for pest control. And by that, I mean tall...wicked tall. I was used to 6 or 7 inch tall marigold plants, but these were five and six feet tall.
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