Anyone planting a garden this year?

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Anyone planting a garden this year?

Bignuf Bignuf
If so, what are you growing???
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
edeneve , BlackOrchid , Bignuf , Oriental husband and wife , Wicked Wahine , apple4me , SexScienceAndFood , U3H , HarpAngel999 , KittiezToyz
10
mlmac , Isola , tiny princey , MagneticDuke
4
SaucyxGirl
1
Total votes: 15 (15 voters)
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May 4, 1:57 pm
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edeneve edeneve
yes, I already have a porch garden set up. spring started early where I live.

I've got 2 pots of periwinkle Iris', 1 yellow Snapdragon, 3 Hibiscus trees - small, very small, 1 small violet Potato Plant, 2 Tiger Lilies, & 2 pots of weeds - lol. I also have a blooming succulent growing w/ 2 other plants - can't remember the name right now. and I have small leafed Ivy growing w/ 2 other plants as well.

can't wait to see the Iris & Hibiscus blooms. the Snapdragons are already blooming.
May 4, 6:47 pm
mlmac mlmac
I used to plant a garden every year and I enjoyed it. The thing is that my wife doesn't like vegetables and I have a neighbor that plants a humongous garden every year. They're always offering me fresh veges. So I thought to myself, whats the use. So I gave it up.
May 5, 5:38 pm
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes. We love to grow many varieties, especially heirlooms and cherry tomatoes. Probably cucumbers as well. Not sure what else yet.
May 6, 9:20 am
edeneve edeneve
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Originally posted by BlackOrchid
Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes. We love to grow many varieties, especially heirlooms and cherry tomatoes. Probably cucumbers as well. Not sure what else yet.
oh, one more to add to my porch.
May 6, 12:42 pm
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by BlackOrchid
Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes. We love to grow many varieties, especially heirlooms and cherry tomatoes. Probably cucumbers as well. Not sure what else yet.
Right there with you. We love our home grown tomatoes and corn. Yummy stuff. Nothing better at the store, for sure.
May 7, 4:57 pm
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by edeneve
oh, one more to add to my porch.
There are some amazing potted tomato plants this year, with huge blooms and already "heavy" with tomatoes, being sold at supermarkets and "box stores". I have never seen so many beautiful plants for sale.
May 7, 4:59 pm
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
There are some amazing potted tomato plants this year, with huge blooms and already "heavy" with tomatoes, being sold at supermarkets and "box stores". I have never seen so many beautiful plants for sale.
Lovely. I hope we get a nice crop this year. Last year we had very inconsistent weather and many split and rotten tomatoes. Fingers crossed for nicer weather!
May 8, 12:57 pm
Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
We just taken out most the vegetation and giant palm tree in our lower yard.
We plan on some veggies, nice potted annuals, herbs, maybe a apple-pear tree and definitely some roses. Unfortunately our Hibiscus didn't survive the harsh winter.
May 8, 2:51 pm
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I am praying I have the ability to finally start my garden here after moving in two years ago. I am an avid (mostly) organic gardener...no, make that crazed, not just avid, lol! I swap seeds from all over the world and grow so much stuff I can't even begin to list it all here. Now that I have a huge backyard, I need to get started on the dwarf orchard, berries and raised garden beds. I have extreme deer pressure (they come stick their faces in my windows, okay?) and need to erect deer proof fencing that's 10 ft tall. I know I will have to do this in stages, adding on every year, but my health has prevented me from doing it so far. I am hoping I can just start small. Normally, I start everything indoors from seed and use grow lights, the whole nine yards. But, I'll have to settle for direct planting this time, no biggie. I've planted in July before and still had the plants catch up to the early starts, plus they avoid the pest pressures more. I sorely missed having all my fresh produce right outside the door! It made a big difference in my grocery bill to not have my garden. Now our Spring has finally begun and the leaves have begun to bud, so in a way, the late Spring is working in my favor. Normally by this time I have all the onions, shallots, potatoes, peas, fava beans and tons of greens growing, *sigh*. I am concerned the harsh winter may have killed my potted fruit bushes that I brought from the other house. The tornado that crashed through my yard and house last July took down the huge oaks on one side *sob*, but now I have more direct sun, so I can plant more, yippee, a silver lining perhaps?

Anyone who wants to talk about gardening, I am your gal! I can't get enough of growing my own food and yes, I plant lots of flowers, too, but I focus most of my energy and time on the stuff I can eat, lol! Now that I have my forever home and plenty of room, I am going to be able to start stocking up by root cellaring, canning, dehydrating and fermenting my harvests. OMG, I am about bursting with excitement right now, just talking about it!

Since we can talk about whatever we want on here now, feel free to ask me questions. I have varieties from all over the world and I haven't even gotten to try growing all of them yet. But all these heirloom varieties are so good! they are saved for generations primarily based on TASTE and also ease of growth and resistance to pests.


@BlackOrchid: To prevent your poor tomatoes from splitting and getting blossom end rot, I highly recommend a spray called Blossom End Rot Spray. It will save your heirloom tomatoes no matter what the weather brings! (Many different brands such as Bonide make them and they are available at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, garden stores, etc.) There is also a spray that lets your tomatoes and some other plants set fruit even without pollination called Tomato and Blossom Set Spray and it's another great helper.
May 9, 8:38 am
SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
We currently rent. I usually do a garden in the back yard every year, but since we are looking to buy a house and hope to be out of here by summers end we decided not to plant a full garden this year. We are however keeping up with the landscaping so that our place is nice and pretty when our landlord shows it Even if we might not be here to enjoy the flowers and such.
May 25, 10:48 am
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by SaucyxGirl
We currently rent. I usually do a garden in the back yard every year, but since we are looking to buy a house and hope to be out of here by summers end we decided not to plant a full garden this year. We are however keeping up with the landscaping ...
You sound like ideal renters. I bet your landlord will be sad to see you go! At my former rental house that I lived in for 8 years (5 spent looking for house to buy, lol), I was allowed to do anything I wanted to the house or the yard (I think the landlord was hoping for free upgrades and frankly, he lucked out big time and got them I will not live in an unkempt dump). I started a raised bed, intensive veggie garden in the small backyard and I grew so much in that tiny space! I took such good care of the place that the city inspector didn't believe it was a rental. Well, unfortunately, I recently drove by and I was shocked at how much damage had been done in two years! All they had to do was keep up what I did by cutting the grass and weeding a little since I got rid of almost every weed. I was absolutely stunned at the state of disrepair and neglect and this house had good bones and could be really nice. What a damn shame and no wonder my landlord was practically crying to see me go! I blame him too, though, because he was terrible about doing things such as repairs. All the tine spent looking to find a good house paid off and I now have an acre of land to garden, yet I still live in the suburbs, not far out in rural land (I need to be near the medical facilities). I just have to get moving on finally starting to set up raised beds and deer fencing.

I wish you luck in your house hunting and remember, everything will turn out for the best even if you don;t get a house you think you want. There is always another you don;t know about just yet. I resisted my mom's advice about that and damn if she wasn't right, lol! I never expected to get into this nice a neighborhood, but a special set of circumstances all aligned for me!
May 26, 3:09 pm
apple4me apple4me
We have a garden on the side of the house that we work on every year.
Jul 21, 12:38 am
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I am praying I have the ability to finally start my garden here after moving in two years ago. I am an avid (mostly) organic gardener...no, make that crazed, not just avid, lol! I swap seeds from all over the world and grow so much stuff I can't ...
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Jul 31, 8:45 am
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