August 10th, 2009, 06:33 PM #1
Anyone here grow your own vegetables?
What are you growing? Anything interesting you've learned?
August 11th, 2009, 11:16 AM #2
Tomatoes, peppers (bell, cayenne, cubanelle, jalapeno, and cherry red hot), cabbage, lettuce, beets, zucchini, and yellow beans. I also have a number of herbs growing in pots on the porch outside my kitchen door.
I learned how much I hate rabbits and chipmunks. One chippy totally devoured a sage plant. I put that red plastic mulch underneath some of the tomato plants to see if the claim that it improves harvests is true.
August 11th, 2009, 01:16 PM #3
my mother-in-law has a vegetable garden. she grows chard, lettuce, squash, melons, berries, etc. all in raised boxes. at night, she puts a mesh cover over them and that keeps the nocturnal critters from eating away at the goods. she also has cherry tomatoes and was going to grow them upside down, but her plant was too big by the time she finally got whatever container it was supposed to go in. she hasn't really had a problem with them yet the way it is though.
i personally don't grow vegetables even though i like the fresh taste of home grown veggies better because the process itself doesn't really interest me, my backyard isn't big enough, and i hate bugs.
August 11th, 2009, 07:28 PM #4
Have you had any problem with anything boring into the tops of the actual beet root? That's happened to mine and I tried planting my next batch of seeds deeper.
Originally Posted by Royal_Roader
Here's what I have growing...
String beans, grape and sun gold tomatoes, pattypan squash, crookneck squash, zucchini, red and green bell peppers, serrano chilis, beets, strawberries, two kings of eggplant, two rows of corn, two watermelon plants, cantaloupe, grapes and a pumpkin plant. I've had some issues with mildew on the squash and my first batch of corn were total duds.
August 11th, 2009, 09:20 PM #5
If you get HDnet check out this weeks episode of Dan Rather Reports about Urban Farming. Very interesting.
August 12th, 2009, 12:37 AM #6
my girl has a garden but some burrowing animal got all her herbs and root veggies. All she has left are her bell peppers and grape tomato and another kind of tomato.
She also has a plum tree and a syrah grapes that are just starting out. I'm going to get her some citrus when I can. Lemon, lime and mandarin orange.
August 12th, 2009, 07:25 PM #7
I've learned to never plant artichokes or mint.
August 13th, 2009, 12:07 PM #8
Toms, artichokes, egg plant, broccoli, various kinds of peppers, corn, fruit trees, acorn, spagetti and butter nut squash. I've learned that I have to plant enough to feed the whistle pigs and birds, if I want some left for myself.
August 15th, 2009, 09:23 AM #9
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
Originally Posted by x-wingcamewest
August 15th, 2009, 11:28 AM #10
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.