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    Quote Originally Posted by rinkrat View Post
    There is NOTHING better than veggies and fruit from your own garden! That being said, I kill everything but luckily my neighbors grow enough to send plenty my way. Currently we have piles of yellow tomatoes that the neighbor brings over every few days. My other neighbor took off for a few weeks and his nectarine tree bore fruit just as he left. We were knee deep in nectarines for the entire time and by the time he got back the tree was done and he missed out! Best nectaines I ever tasted!

    I've got to get something going next season, at least some basil or tomatoes, my dog likes to trample or harvest anything I put in the yard so I'll have to build a little barrier or something.
    We got plastic barrels at Costco for 20 bucks, you can get them just about anywhere pretty cheap. One has herbs the other has a tomato plant and not even the pesky possums can get in there.

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    When we lived in Cali I grew all vegetables. Zucchini, pattty-pan squash, green beans, peppers, cucumbers and corn, which was a huge hit with my family. Now that I live in the Puget Sound I have had real trouble as it doesn't get hot enough to get anything really going. Do a lot of peas here, which grow like wild fire. Got some good zucchini and tomatoes going this year. It is a drag as I really enjoy growing and giving stuff away. We also do well with Rosemary here, which I use in everything. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lentz View Post
    Are you growing the artichokes and broccoli now, or do you grow those in winter? I was hoping to plant those in November or December
    They winter pretty well. the "chokes" are producing nicely even though we've had a few weeks of hot weather. The broccoli is in summer mode and should start producing in a month or so. We get real winter up here. By late Dec-March the over night temps can be in the teens so we'll do lettuce, spinach, beans, peas, and such the end of this month and hopefully get some harvest in before the first frost comes this late fall, early winter.

    Beings we can get a hard frost anytime until late April, and can get a spell of very hot weather in May, we do the leafy type stuff in fall to beat the frost and avoid the May heat, which would make em bolt.
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    We have tomatoes, anaheim chiles, strawberries, cilantro, basil, and chives. The herbs died, the chiles have been left on the plant too long so they've turned red. The tomato plant produced some tomatoes and then looked like it was going to die, but I noticed 6 new tomatoes and a few flowers. The chile plant is flowering a ton right now. The strawberries are perfect because they're just in 2 pots, so we don't get a ton of berries, which is good because if we buy strawberries, they go rotten before we finish the basket. So the few berries a week are perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x-wingcamewest View Post
    You mean you are able to grow oranges in France?
    Hey, from what I gather the climate in the south part of France is very mediterranean and can sustain orange trees.

    Almost time to harvest some watermelon for the first time, but I'm terrible at determining when they are ripe

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    Toms/Corn/Bell and Hot Peppers/Sunflowers/Zucchini/Crookneck/Patty Pans/Cucumbers

    Best year I've ever had for peppers in the 5 years since I started doing this.
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    We weren't able to have a garden until recently because of our dog. The only thing we have currently is an Asian Pear tree. Thing is only two years old and already producing fist size pears. Next year we're going to culitvate half of the yard with all manner of vegetables and fruits.
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