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    I planted a garden this year and only corn, squash, cabbage and turnips grew. We also had tomatoes, peppers & lettuce to grow on the side with our sage bush that came back. Unfortunately, the cucumbers, beans and canteloupe did not produce.

    Since I'm the only one who really eats a lot of garden vegetables, I guess it worked out to my benefit that everything did not grow. I guess I've got about 10 tomatoes, a butt-load of peppers and 2 dozen ears of corn and no way in the world to eat it all. The squash plants produced a little more than enough for me.

    What do you all plant? How much would you plant and how many does that provide for?


    LSS
    To get a true picture of your purpose in life, you only get the whole picture when you listen with your mind, your ears and your heart. This way The Creator has a direct connection with you and only you...no outside interference.

    When you follow the will of IT that created you, understanding that your purpose is not for you...but for IT and all that IT has created, there can be no wrong except failure to be obedient. Only then do we jeopardize the gifts we are given.

    Its not the final destination that defines us, rather the journey taken!

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    I had a garden for years and I planted alot. My garden was 15X24. I like flowers, but have no luck with them, but have wonderful luck with a vegie garden.

    Every year I would change it around.

    I've planted and grown such things as:

    Tomatoes--Beef Steak, Roma's and Meaty (Every year)
    Pepper--Bell, Jalepeno (Spelling?) and banana
    Egg Plant
    Cabbage
    Broccoli
    Cauliflour
    Corn--Sweet whit, yellow and a mix
    Peas--sugar and mini
    Beans--bush
    Squash--crook neck and zuchini
    Cucumbers
    Melons--water--sugar babies and regular ones, cantelope
    Pumpkins

    and other stuff that I can't really remember that I either didn't need or didn't use so I didn't plant them again.LOL

    I had four grape vines with Concord grapes that went crazy every year
    A 5-in one apple tree
    A self polinating pear tree that got hit by lightening
    I had raspberry bushes at one time
    and blueberry bushes.

    I also grew sweet grass and Corn Beads

    I had chives around the house, outside and an oregno plant and some other herbs. I had Mint on the other side of the house and things like that.LOL

    I would always plant at least a dozen or two or tomatoes and the same in peppers. At least two rows of beans and several mounds of squash, melons, cukes and pumpkins. And when I did corn, it was at least two-4 rows.

    That was just for a family of 3, but then I canned alot of it (or sometimes froze it) and it would last all year.

    I loved gardening, but a few years back started to run out of time.

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    • #3
      Tip: Want more potassium?

      I had known this for a number of years and was reminded of it yesterday...but, if you take eggshells and crush them together and mix it in the soil where you plant tomatoes, your tomatoes will blossom without "blossom spots" <spots that are often green/black on ripe tomatoes> caused by insects/bugs eating away in the formation stages.

      Not only does it protect, but offers potassium as well.
      To get a true picture of your purpose in life, you only get the whole picture when you listen with your mind, your ears and your heart. This way The Creator has a direct connection with you and only you...no outside interference.

      When you follow the will of IT that created you, understanding that your purpose is not for you...but for IT and all that IT has created, there can be no wrong except failure to be obedient. Only then do we jeopardize the gifts we are given.

      Its not the final destination that defines us, rather the journey taken!

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      • #4
        Yeah it's true. I've used egg shells for years and put the around all my plants really. Even my grapes and they go nuts.

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        • #5
          Food from the garden is the greatest hard work but..

          Yup I enjoy having a garden, everyone in my family does this. We all share, and give away lots to friends,,, can it and freeze it too. I am looking for this one recipe I used to have and that is canning hot yellow banana peppers in a oil and viniger base brine. I just hope the berries do well this year.

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          • #6
            I didn't do a garden this year, but last year I had a hearty little container garden behind my apartment.

            Some things that grew great: bush green beans (won a purple ribbon), serrano peppers, tomatillos, tomatoes (cherry and early girl), cilantro, mixed greens, leaf lettuce, and basil.

            Things that didn't grow very well: zucchini, cucumbers, oregano, jalapenos, melons, pumpkins and beef steak tomatoes. It could be they're not suited for containers, or our Wyoming climate (everything frosted in mid-June last year).

            I'm going to have to buy some produce to freeze and/or can this year. And NO FAIR ENTRIES!!
            ...it is what it is...

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