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3/29/12 5:25 P


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3/29/12 5:07 P

Yes, tomatoes, peppers, onions, squash and anything else I can think of emoticon emoticon

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3/29/12 4:52 P

no way, i got a black thumb

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3/29/12 2:16 P

I have a garden all year long. Since the price of veggies continues to rise, it not only saves me money but makes my day when I can go outside, cut lettuce and eat a salad right afterwards!

My schedule is so hectic and I found that I would start a garden and maintain it for a while but then I would have to travel and the weeds/bugs would take over and all was lost.

Now in the fall, I start all my plants in pots, put them on the back porch and used some clear plastic to encase the area to make a make-shift greenhouse. Add a heat light and poof-I can grow year round!

It's not even summer and my tomatoes are already about the size of a pea and I harvest spinach, lettuce, swiss chard, collards, broccoli and green peas daily!!

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3/29/12 2:14 P

I will try, again.

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3/29/12 2:13 P

Sadly, no. I love gardening, but I had to give it up because of my cancer, I have too many issues with pain and fatigue because of it. I miss it, but I have to put my health first.

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3/29/12 1:44 P

Yes! I love gardening, and vegetable gardening is my favorite, enjoying the literal fruits of my labor! And it tastes so much better fresh picked from the garden

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3/29/12 1:28 P

probably not this year--although on my list of want to dos

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3/29/12 1:20 P

We've planted some basil and parsley so far, but it's too early in the season to plant much else yet. We'll probably put in some tomatoes and beans next month.

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3/29/12 1:10 P

YEP!!! Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers...all going strong in S. TX.! YEAH!!!

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3/29/12 1:08 P

maybe next year

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3/29/12 1:05 P

Smart idea with the bare spot! I didn't do it with a pool, but just laid out plastic over the winter and it was garden-ready in April. I guess I won't be doing one this year. Too old and tired -( emoticon belongs here!)
Fortunately, I live close to our city Farmer's Market. Good luck and have fun! emoticon

Why do the emoticons end up at the bottom instead of where I want them???? grrr

Edited by: GIMMYLESS at: 3/29/2012 (13:06)

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3/29/12 12:51 P


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3/29/12 12:34 P

Yes we do a large every year , when you are married to a farmer you have to have a garden, LOL; I love a garden it still is so amazing to me how fast things grow ; and I find it does not pay to buy real expensive plants the cheap plants work just as well for instance tomato plants,but it is a little early yet;

Nancy --Illinois

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3/29/12 12:24 P

Yes, in the greenhouse in pots.

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3/29/12 12:17 P

no. Will get it from neighbors

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3/29/12 12:09 P

I don't have much room for a vegetable garden. I would like to grow a tomato plant in a big pot if possible.

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3/29/12 11:59 A

Nope....I don't like gardening and I live in an apt.

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3/29/12 11:51 A

no, unfornately, there are too many deer and other animals that destoy our gardens here.

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3/29/12 11:22 A

maybe I have seeds

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3/29/12 10:59 A

I plan on doing a garden in late april, just to make sure we do not have a frost. I usually plant Squash, Tomatoes, Peppers, Okra, Collards and Beans.

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3/29/12 10:32 A


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3/29/12 10:31 A

not this year

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3/29/12 9:57 A


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3/29/12 9:55 A


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3/29/12 9:54 A

We have a large garden and just added another one. My city decided that the little blue blow up pools are a hazard and require a fence around them (I'm not spending money on a fence). So since I have a nice circle of bare dirt in the yard from the pool, my girls and I turned it into their garden. We planted a few cold crops on Monday...peas, spinach, lettuce, onions, kohlrabi, radishes, and carrots. When the frost danger is gone we'll add zucchini, cucumbers, a cherry tomato, beans, broccoli, and a bunch of flower seeds. In the big garden, I'll mostly have tomatoes, different types of peppers, potatoes, corn and herbs. Now I'm getting hungry!

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3/29/12 9:53 A

Yes, we have a large organic vegetable garden. I fertilize it over the winter with fresh horse manure. I'm anxious to get started, it's mild and dry enough to start peas, cilantro and other hardy stuff, just waiting for BF it rototill. emoticon

Edited by: MADMARE at: 3/29/2012 (09:54)

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3/29/12 9:46 A

I live ina condo, so unfortunately I don't have thge space. I might ask my father in law to plant one on his farm

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3/29/12 9:24 A

Yes! Can't wait to get started.

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3/29/12 8:29 A

I usually grow a few vegetables and herbs. But we live in town and, surprisingly, have lots of deer who graze in the night. It's hard to keep them out of the garden.

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3/29/12 8:25 A

Does growing lettuce and carrots for the 3 guinea pigs count as a veggie garden? They love their romaine lettuce and greens.

I purchased the seeds in a 'tape'. Will see how easy this will be. I intend for my 9 yr old to help me raise them.

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3/29/12 8:23 A


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3/29/12 8:23 A

Absolutley cant wait to get started. I just finished my last batch of salsa and peppers in my chicken.

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3/29/12 8:16 A


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3/29/12 8:13 A


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3/29/12 7:51 A

Hope to have both a veggie garden and an herb garden. I am looking forward to it!
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3/29/12 7:48 A

No, but I signed up with a program to get farm shares of produce grown by a local farmer.
Each week with be different, based on what was ready for picking. I'm excited!

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3/29/12 7:37 A

I'll also be hitting some farmer's markets to get fresh produce, I found a huge one in Boston and plan on going there. I've never seen purple carrots cool!

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3/29/12 7:33 A


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3/29/12 7:31 A

I do the farmer's market also, the deer and bunnies love the gardens in my area

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3/29/12 6:51 A

No, but I"ll be hitting the farmer's market when it opens.

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3/29/12 6:50 A

no, I let my farmer neighbor do it for me.

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3/29/12 6:32 A

No, I will not because I live in a townhouse with limited gardening area

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3/29/12 6:18 A

i do all herbs and tomatoes,, yum, cannot wait, i am a flower and garden freak!

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3/29/12 4:57 A

Yes, started it last year and this year it should be productive

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3/29/12 3:48 A

Hum...Yes,I would make a vegetable garden

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3/29/12 3:45 A

My husband started planting vegetablkes last year and has planted even more this year. Carrots
(purple ones), red cabbage, Brussels sprouts (red ones), cucumbers, 4 different varieties of
tomatoes, broad beans, runner beans, French beans, potatoes, onions, spring onions, Little Gem
lettuce, parsnips, courgettes (zucchini?), and many dikfferent kinds of fruit.Apart from eating them
cooked, we also juice them raw for smoothies.

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3/29/12 1:46 A

We'll be planting all sorts of things...tomatoes, cukes, peppers, melons, potatoes, corn, beans, maybe peas. We also have some berry vines and fruit trees.

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3/29/12 1:31 A

My bird's eye chilli seedling have all dried up despite me watering them regularly. I guess I'll have to replant.

My mint patch is doing well though! I plan to try growing tomatoes too!

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3/28/12 10:08 P

I think I'm going to try my hand at tomatoes this year and maybe some peppers. Any one else going to make a veggie garden? If so what are you going to plant? emoticon emoticon

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