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Gardening in 2013

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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Plans?  What are you growing?

by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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michiganmom116
by Garden Owner on Jan. 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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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've not decided if we'll try to grow potatoes, sweet potatoes, or onions.

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

LostTheSlipper
by Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:01 AM
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Please come garden at my house LOL. Damn!

Kilhara
by Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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That is a lot.  I usually grow way too many tomatoes, 10+ varieties, and therefore have very little room for anything else.  We removed one of our trees this fall though, perhaps I will be able to start another bed this spring.

MissyLucas
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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 I already have Broccoli, Purple cabbage, Cabbage, Spinach, Brussels sprouts, Iceberg Lettuce, cauliflower, June-bearing Strawberries, and Red and white onions. So far this is all I have but there is still more to come We have from last year 2 orange trees, Thorn less black berry and blue berry bushes  and we just got a peach tree and I think we are going to obtain a meyer lemon and a lime tree also.

In a month or so we are going to plant Tomatoes all different types, Okra, Peppers all different types, cucumber, maybe squash, and I think I am going to try corn and green beans and peas this year also

crzemom
by Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Quoting MissyLucas:

 I already have Broccoli, Purple cabbage, Cabbage, Spinach, Brussels sprouts, Iceberg Lettuce, cauliflower, June-bearing Strawberries, and Red and white onions. So far this is all I have but there is still more to come We have from last year 2 orange trees, Thorn less black berry and blue berry bushes  and we just got a peach tree and I think we are going to obtain a meyer lemon and a lime tree also.


In a month or so we are going to plant Tomatoes all different types, Okra, Peppers all different types, cucumber, maybe squash, and I think I am going to try corn and green beans and peas this year also



You already have those growing where are you located?I have a zucchini plant and that's it but my husband just built me a green house think i'm gonna start sprouting Friday =) wish me luck any advice would be appreciated
crzemom
by Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 11:21 PM
[quote name="michiganmom116" id="0"]

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've not decided if we'll try to grow potatoes, sweet potatoes, or onions.

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

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Wow all that? If i'm just starting out what should I grow what's easiest
MissyLucas
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 11:52 AM

 We just started planting this weekend. I live in SE Houston... Texas. This is the first year we started this early but I am excited to see how they turn out. I love having a big garden.

Quoting crzemom:

You already have those growing where are you located?I have a zucchini plant and that's it but my husband just built me a green house think i'm gonna start sprouting Friday =) wish me luck any advice would be appreciated

 

momof3jam
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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 I'm working full-time now, so it won't be as good as last year. I bought a Chia pet, first time. So we'll see how that goes. I'm also doing an avocado tree for the first time. I probably won't do too much outside plants because I just don't have time to keep up with them during the week  :(

Totally sucks.

 

michiganmom116
by Garden Owner on Jan. 23, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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My first gardens included green beans, beets, carrots, sweet corn, cucumbers, and pumpkins.  Winter squash is very easy to grow, as are salad greens, peas, cabbage, zucchini, and tomatoes.  Peppers are kinda picky about their growing conditions, but they grow prolifically if you can meet them.  Herbs are easy to grow, but my problem lies in the fact that I weed them out with the weeds  LOL  Hopefully the container garden will alleviate that problem.

The hardest part is figuring out how much to plant!

Quoting crzemom:

[quote name="michiganmom116" id="0"]

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've not decided if we'll try to grow potatoes, sweet potatoes, or onions.

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

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Wow all that? If i'm just starting out what should I grow what's easiest


MissyLucas
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 6:13 PM

 so how do you decide how much is to much?

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