Because I live in the mountains, I don't enough sun to have a veggie garden, but I do have a topsy turvy and grow tomatoes on my patio...and I have lots and lots of flower gardens in beds and containers.
Edited by: ROSE6040 at: 5/16/2010 (07:52)
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I planted 4 different varieties of 'inverted' tomatoes in a fixed planter with Basil, Thyme, Flat leaved parsley, & Marjoram in between on top. Then more herbs, including mint and lavender in flower beds. Yum!
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I grew a huge new organic garden last year. We planted 13 varieties of tomatoes, celery, parsley, oregano, onions, strawberries, green beans, spinach, broccoli, nappa cabbage, brussel sprouts, butter/sugar sweet corn, jack-o-lanterns, 6 kinds of lettuces, zucchini, summer, acorn squashes, snap peas, cucumbers, beets. The cabbage, cauliflower, peppers, carrots, basil, and sugar pumpkins didn't produce? I haven't started the garden outside yet this year. But last year, we didn't start any of it til june 1st anyway, so I still have time if I get into it again this year. I don't have the help I did last year and I have to take it on alone this time. I want to do some of it, but probably smaller.
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I just started a small vegetable and herb garden...in pots. I live in a deed restricted area and cannot have gardens. So I planted bell pepper, cucumber, carrots and green beans. I also planted some herbs. Mint, basil, parsley, rosemary and oregano.
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Unfortunately I did not inherit the green thumbs of my grandmothers. However, I have begun to attempt to turn my thumb green by starting an indoor herb garden. I love to cook and use all kinds of herbs and spices so I'm pretty excited. I might move on to other things if this goes well...
I imagine the heat would make it difficult to grow things during the hottest part of the summer. By then, my tomatoes, peppers, beans, and squash should be going strong. I mostly stick with hearty things that take off on their own.
When you live in an apartment, your options are limited. Do you have a local farmer's market? That is almost as good as veggies straight from the garden.
I have a small one. It gets hotter than H E double hockey sticks here in Florida.......so we can't grow too much. Now I've got scallions, squash and cantaloupe, tomatoes, rosemary and basil. Lots of annuals that are mostly in pots cause I can control the critters better.
I have a long strip behind the fence where I've planted sunflowers, tomatoes, green peppers, banana peppers, and green beans. I have another small spot for butternut squash and zucchini. Along the side of the house I planted Cosmos and sunflowers. I have geraniums in boxes on the porch, along with some herbs: basil, thyme, parsley, and rosemary. I want to add cilantro and sage to the herb box. I'm looking forward to harvest time! I may also plant some lettuce and radishes in front of the tomatoes, before the tomato plants get too big.
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