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For those that have a veggie or herb gardens-

What are your staples, things you plant every year?
I haven't graduated to veggies yet, but do potted herbs every year.
Basil, tarragon, thyme, rosemary and oregano are my staples. I'd like to start included medicinal herbs and veggies next year.

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Asked by nwdeserangel at 4:41 PM on Jun. 1, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Tomatoes, carrots, radishes, green beans, corn, peppers,cucumbers, beets watermelon are mostly what we plant

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 4:45 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Basil, flat leaf parsley and rosemary. Our veggie garden will have tomatoes, brussels sprouts, peppers, lettuce and cucumber.

    Answer by gramsmom at 4:54 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I grow tomatoes in a pot . I am trying a cucumber plant this year. I have lettuce growing in another pot.


    Answer by louise2 at 5:00 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Tomatoes, corn, lettuce, peppers, watermelon, cantaloupe, onions, peas, and strawberries are my "every year" items.
    It's funny - I've always grown veggies. This is the first year I was brave enough to add herbs!

    Answer by kaycee14 at 5:06 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Tomatoes (3 different kinds), cucumbers, green peppers. And then usually zucchini, med. hot yellow peppers (but not this year - I planted hot banana peppers instead) and green beans that grow purple! I can't plant any root veggies b/c our soil is not good for them. I've tried, and failed! I have some mint that comes back every year, and I have bought basil plants the past couple of years to cook with.

    Answer by PSMother at 5:13 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Green and wax (yellow) beans, carrots, beets, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, salad greens, spinach, sweet bell peppers, sweet corn, winter squash, pumpkins, zucchini....and I have apple trees, grape vines and two large strawberry beds. This year I'll also be planting herbs like dill, chives, basil, cilantro, parsley, marjoram and oregano.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 5:25 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Cukes, squash, 6 diff. kinds of tom. including a hanging tom. plant. My herbs are: rosemary, oregano, lemon thyme, lemon balm, lavendar, basil (2 kinds), cilantro.

    I love my herbs and enjoy growing herbs that I can touch and smell when I walk by. I'm a sensory person so I love to show my herbs off to guest.

    My fav. tom. is the Sweet 100's. They literally produce hundreds and always have 50 on them at any given time. They are great for salads, but we love to dehydrate them for sun-dried tom. to snack on. :) fun.

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 6:50 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Tomatoes, Potatoes, Romaine Lettuce, String Beans, Peas, Corn, Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Eggplant, Onions, Carrots, Cucumber, Squash, Pumpkin, Watermelon, Honeydew, Strawberries, Blueberries. We also have fruiting pear and apple trees and assorted herbs! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:42 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I always plant rosemary, thyme, greek oregano, sweet basil, spicy globe basil, cinnamon basil, and lemon basil. I added lavendar this year and I'm thinking about lemon balm, but I can't do too many that get strong smelling flowers b/c my DH is allergic to just about everything outside, the poor guy. I make tea from the cinnamon & lemon basils and the rest I use for cooking or making sweet sachets.

    We also have quite an extensive vegetable garden, plus a few fruit trees that we planted last year.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:43 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I tooks an old sandbox and planeted lettuce and anything green for a salad. We painted a sign that says "Salad Bar". I also have potted tomato plants, strawberry and this year we are trying peas. I hope it works--the peas. Just check on the internet and you can grow just about anything in pots.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

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