I've a large terrace and plan on a big container garden, with more tomatoes than anything.
I also love sugar snaps and lettuces.
What are your favorite plants to have in your garden for food?
I got a great list of Monsanto FREE seed producers to buy from.
When did eating organic vegetables become feminine?
A list of Monsanto free seed producers, please?
OP, where can I get the Monsanto free seed list which you mention?
No problem....what are your favorites for container growth? I have the best luck with tomatoes and lettuces along with herbs.
Any other great veg grow in containers well?
I have a sunny patch of harden space in my yard. How should I go about preparing it for a vegetable garden? It currently has perennial plants that cover it spring-fall. I'd need to clear that out and prepare the soil. Any suggestions? What kind of dirt/soil should I put down?
I was too successful last year with my hot chili pepper crop last year.
I grew a variety of hot peppers in 2.5 gallon plastic pots on my patio. I grew jalapeños, cayennes, Thais, serranos, cow horns, poblanos, kung paos, and WAY TOO MANY habaneros.
After I harvested peppers every morning though late summer and fall, I had enough chilis to make 3 gallons of homemade hot sauce.
Anybody need any hot sauce?
I am taking 2013 off for pepper growing. I might grown some corn and peanuts though. Maybe some onions.
R8, I don't know anything about gardening, but I've seen beautiful eggplants & peppers (bell & others) growing in big pots. Many different colors & shapes of both, which makes a nice display.
I'm digging in the dirt today and mulching
Not a farmer. I'd rather grow flowers, instead of vegetables. I wish I could grow roses but I don't have enough sun for it.
R13 I love flowers but consider food a priority. Fresh organic food to nurture me and maybe one rose bush to nurture my soul.
Deer. No plants. No flowers. Nothing.
R15 save venison, if you know what you are doing.
Real organic tomatoes are awesome. I eat the daily once they begin to ripen.
I'm in the rust belt of the USA and I've the most luck with herb container gardening. I tried the "topsy turvey" tomato planters and I had very limited success. I live in a condo so I don't have the luxury of planting in the ground.
p.s. Thanks for the list, OP!
It's feminine to use the phrase "so looking forward", much like "I adore", or even worse "J'adore"
R19 keep trying...massive FAIL.
OP, you put the "Mary, Mary!" in "How does your garden grow?"
OP, I hope you have a vagina that smells as springtime fresh as your garden. Otherwise:
QUEEN MARY OF PINK TUTU!
OP is more of a man than you wienies-thanks for posting and the list, OP.
It's not gardening that makes him femmy--it's headline his thread with the words, "I am so looking forward to my spring garden."
That "so" is the equivalent of crooking the pinkie while drinking from a teacup.
Unless of course he is English then it would just be a common turn of phrase.
Yet another massive fail R24.
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Me, too, OP.
I have tomatoes, peppers, onions, cucumbers, potatoes and all sorts of herbs.
I also plant roses between my house and garage (to keep them safe from the fucking vermin deer) and any sort of good-smelling flower I can find. It's turned into quite an old lady garden but I love it. I actually bought the yard and a kitchen - the rest of the house sort of came with it!
[quote]and maybe one rose bush to nurture my soul.
Here's what I'm planting this year:
1.Weeping cherry tree
4.senior prom roses
R29 tomatoes that are green when ripe?
Or do you just pick them green?
I'm so jealous. While I like my covered balcony, it blocks the sun too much to grow anything other than shade-tolerant flowers.
I do a container garden for vegetables. I built planters and use a variety of pots for lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant. I tried raddishes and carrots but they didn't do too well. I grow herbs and sometimes mix them in with flowers. Basil, chives, parsley, oregano, rosemary, sage, saffron, thyme, cilantro.
R32 you built the containers....handy man you are.
"tomatoes that are green when ripe?"
Hire it out. Your garden will look great.
Does anyone have any tips on how to keep birds off of my deck ledge? I'm sick of them shitting all over it.
I've tried bird tape, but it just works so-so. And the fake owl did not work at all.
[quote]I tried raddishes and carrots but they didn't do too well.
R32, root crops need loose soil -- mix some sand with the soil in those containers.
R36, every fake owl I've seen has had pigeons perching next to it. I recommend cats instead (real ones).
Bumping for more gardening tips. I want to place an order with Victory Seeds as someone recommended. I'm overwhelmed. So many varieties.
I have been using mint and chives from the garden for a month. I also had many violets that I pick for salads.
My kale will be ready to start cutting in a few days. Chard is up, globe basil growing nicely along with my favorite herb chervil.
Started lemon cucumbers a few days ago. Next comes snap beans and yellow summer squash. Then more cucumbers and tomatoes. A few hills of corn for fun and that is about it.
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