Do you plan to start a vegetable garden this year?

I was thinking that this year we should have an actual vegetable garden, plant the things we eat the most: tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, strawberries,green beans, and corn. I was just wondering if anyone else was thinking about having a garden for the first time ( as an adult on your own, I grew up on a farm ), due to the high cost of food?

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izyandchrismomi

Asked by izyandchrismomi at 2:27 PM on Feb. 10, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • yes we are we had a small garden last year tomatoes lettuce green peppers but this year we are going to go bigger it is great i love it. nothing like fresh homegrown veggies.
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 2:30 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • Definately. We don't have alot of land, but there's only the 2 of us, so I think it might be sufficient without being too much work. It's still a little early, so I don't feel too pressured to figure out what to grow, how to do it all, etc. I'm kind of excited about it.
    EireLass

    Answer by EireLass at 2:31 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • Yes, we usually just have some tomato plants but this year I'm not working, so we are having a big garden, we love fresh vegies and I make jelly and can so this year we are going green in a big way!
    INDIANAMOM

    Answer by INDIANAMOM at 2:32 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • YES! I would love a vegetable garden. My only problem is... I don't have a fence around my yard yet. And due to the huge population of stray dogs in my community ... it's preventing me from starting one.
    youngmomofms

    Answer by youngmomofms at 2:35 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • We already garden but this year we are putting in a second plot in a sunnier part of the yard to be able to provide more of our own food.
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 2:43 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • I have one. I only planted a few things last year but this year, I'll be planting more. Partly it's because produce is so expensive, partly it's because I can control the chemicals I use, and partly it's in the hopes of getting my toddler to try something new.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:39 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • I want to I just can't figure out where - most of our yard is on a hill.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:01 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • NotPanicking.....create terraces on your hill and you will be amazed at how much you can grow!

    To the OP....Yes, we put in a large garden last Spring, as well as several fruit trees, and plan to expand the garden this year because it wasn't big enough (we're feeding us, plus my parents & our elderly next door neighbors). We grow our own for several reason, including to save a few bucks. Unfortunately, we don't have enough land to grow enough to feed ourselves for the entire year, but we maximize our space to grow as much as we can.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:35 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • We do a garden every year! If you do Strawberries make sure they have their own space! They will take over EVERYTHING if you don't give them their own spot. Try to find Everbearing variety rather than June bearing. Tomatoes can be tough depending on where you live, I've given up on them for the most part. Do some research either online or at the library about what varieties of veggies grow well in your climate/region. We've had great success with lettuce, sweet onions, cucumbers, broccoli and zuchinnis (another one that will take over if you don't keep it pruned back). Have a few pots of marigolds and nastursiums (sp??) growing a few feet from your garden to keep the aphids off veggies. Put a layer of gravel around the perimeter of your garden to keep slugs out (they don't like sliming their way across gravel). I could go on forever but will stop since I'm running out of room...lol
    ShutterBug77

    Answer by ShutterBug77 at 12:51 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • Yep! This is our 2nd yr. So far I have planted onions, collards and turnips. We plan to have a huge one this year with cucumbers, cabbage, string beans, lima beans, squash, cantaloupe, corn and okra. I would like to do watermelons too...we'll have to see.
    marlarrie

    Answer by marlarrie at 1:38 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

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