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Time to start up the tiller

Posted by on Mar. 14, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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 Just wondering how many of you garden and do you do it to save money or for the organic veggies?

by on Mar. 14, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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michiganmom116
by on Mar. 14, 2013 at 2:39 PM

I do it for both reasons....and I can't get my tiller out for a couple of months yet!  LOL

This year's garden will be a huge producer *I hope*.  I have all the heirloom seeds I need. 

This is what I'm planning this year:


  • green beans
  • broccoli
  • beets - both red and gold
  • brussels sprouts
  • cabbage - both red and green
  • carrots
  • cucumbers
  • sweet corn
  • kale
  • romaine
  • assorted salad greens - bibb, oakleaf, leaf lettuce, etc.
  • spinach
  • melons - watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew
  • pumpkins - pie and jack-o-lantern
  • butternut squash
  • spaghetti squash
  • zucchini
  • banana peppers
  • jalapeno peppers
  • sweet bell peppers
  • green peas
  • 4 kinds of tomatoes:  beefsteak, roma, cherry, grape

These will be in a container garden:

  • Herbs:  basil, dill, chives, oregano, and parsley
  • mint:  peppermint and spearmint
  • stevia

I will also have producing strawberries, apples, and grapes this year.

baconbits
by Bronze Member on Mar. 14, 2013 at 2:55 PM

 Ours is a little simpler then that.

potatoes

carrots

peppers

tomatos

green beans

pease

corn

We'll also have peaches, strawberries, pears (from the neighbor) and maybe apples. Not sure how many there as the trees are still kind of small.

QuiltLover
by Jocelynn on Mar. 14, 2013 at 7:41 PM
I can whatever I get my hnds on, we put out a garden but in all reality I am just now using upmthentomatoes from Sept 11. Since there are only two of us it takes a while to get it all used up. I love that we have it canned though...
MissyB1011
by Member on Mar. 15, 2013 at 7:09 PM
If it would quit snowing in PA, I would love to bust out the roto-tiller.

We are going to attempt a garden again this year, but I have to tweak what we are planting.
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DisabledVet
by Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 1:15 AM
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Both. I no longer trust the food system we have. I have a compromised immune system and am terrified of eating GMO tainted food. We have expanded our garden every year. And plan on doing it again this year. We are also putting in fruit trees. We need to push for better labeling laws. I can (pressure cooker), dry, and freeze our crops.

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