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What should we plant in our first vegetable/herb garden?

I live in southern CA, near the beach. My DD will be 2 next month, and we are going to start a veggie/herb garden. We are using her old plastic pool as the garden. So what will be easy to plant, relatively soon? Suggestions?
Its my first veggie/herb garden too, so I am pretty clueless LOL
Please help :)
Thank you!

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Asked by Mme.Langley at 3:21 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Our first year we did Tomatoes, Cucumbers, corn and Peas. They were pretty easy. The cucumbers and Tomatoes are vines though so just be aware. I also did watermelon last year and they were pretty easy as well, but also viney.

    Answer by gemgem at 3:24 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • basil, oregeno, thyme, lavender, and tomato, mint will grow like wildfire and take over the whole pool, I was trying to think of things that didn't have long vines to get you the most bang for your small space!

    Answer by kimigogo at 3:30 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • thanks ladies!

    Comment by Mme.Langley (original poster) at 3:31 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I would not put herbs in the garden-they usually spread like crazy-and if I had it to do over I would plant them in pots. I'm not sure how big this pool is but I'm thinking it is fairly small so I would plant things that don't take up a lot of room. Carrots, lettuce, onions, spinach.

    Answer by confused969 at 6:01 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I am doing greeen beans, cucumbers, pumpkins, carrots, lettuce and corn in our first ever garden. I don't know if they will grow but we are trying because my daughter picked them out.

    Answer by Peajewel at 10:43 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Jasmine, Thyme, Cilantro, Sage, Rosemary, Lavender.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 11:24 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • tomatoes

    Answer by RACINGMANIA at 3:02 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • cucumbers and peppers

    Answer by RACINGMANIA at 3:03 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

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