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6/30/12 9:13 A

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Sadly, I have discovered that a groundhog loves cucumber leaves as much as I love cucumbers!

He (or she) has left the tomatoes and zucchini alone, but ate 3 whole plants! emoticon

New this year, I am actually growing a few herbs in my kitchen. Great for rainy days.
... and hopefully I will be able to continue all winter! Right now I have bush basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme inside. If all goes well, maybe I will bring in a few more herbs in the fall.

(I had parsley in the house, but it was taking over the pot, so I moved it outside.)

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6/10/12 12:19 A

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Been getting out to plant my garden the past couple days. Just a bit here and there instead of a marathon planting session like I usually do ever year, then I pay the price for almost a week because my back and legs are too sore. Plus it has been rainy and windy the past couple days so I go out as long as I can. I am a bit behind on planting this year.

I have been gardening for the past 10 years, as long as we lived in this house. I have 12 raised beds that are 4x8 ft, 1 bed that is 2x2 ft and 2 beds that are 4x4 ft. They are only 6 or 8 inches deep, but the ground under them is dug deep. I have had the beds that past 2-3 years before that I planted in the ground and had most of the garden area dug down 1 shovel depth.

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6/8/12 8:26 A

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I'm running behind in my planting this year, so I'm going to cheat and get some already-started herb plants this weekend. I especially like to grow cilantro because it goes bad so quickly after I buy it. Fresh parsley and basil are great in so many summer bean salads that even if I buy the plants, I'll save more by growing it. Thyme keeps growing well into the fall here (Michigan) so I can keep using it for roasted chicken and baked squash through November.

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5/20/12 10:18 A

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I also have a plot in a community garden and someone next to us had sugar snap peas --they were sooo delicious!! Good snacking items for the calorie conscious. I'm going out to the nursery today to find me some to plant!! Good luck!

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JENS_LOSING_IT's Photo JENS_LOSING_IT Posts: 524
5/14/12 5:51 P

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Thank you for the tips and encouragement. So far they are doing well but I have not planted them outside, that will be this weekend.

-Jen


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5/4/12 8:39 A

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i am trying my first garden this year! Praying that something happens! good luck with yours!

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I've got 2 different types of tomatoes started, as well as some peppers. Need to get some cuccumbers started soon. A bit tough - we rent and cant put a garden in, so we're out to do what we can in large planters and window boxes.

As for freezing - carrots is another one to try. Beets can also be frozen, as well as several other root veggies.

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SLOLOSER's Photo SLOLOSER Posts: 8,646
4/27/12 10:19 P

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I don't know about freezing them, but I would grow some cucumbers. They make for a great Greek Salad with tomatoes and feta.

... and you could always make pickles!

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4/26/12 4:00 P

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green beans, wax beans, pole beans. brussel sprouts

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4/26/12 3:47 P

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Last summer I tried to have a garden but was not very successful. I have already started for this year and am hoping to do much better so I can save money on food. I already have peas, broccoli, green peppers, hot peppers, and tomatoes. What are some other veggies I could grow that if they do well I could freeze?

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