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PAMRAM4 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/29/12 5:25 P


HEALTHYKIM101 Posts: 2,614
3/29/12 5:07 P

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

TMORELLI SparkPoints: (0)
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3/29/12 4:52 P

no way, i got a black thumb

JENCARROLL SparkPoints: (0)
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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!!

BRIANPILGRIM SparkPoints: (21,622)
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3/29/12 2:14 P

I will try, again.

MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (190,535)
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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.

ELENGIL Posts: 957
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

3/29/12 1:28 P

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

SUZL51 SparkPoints: (0)
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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.

PLAYABABY1 SparkPoints: (845)
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3/29/12 1:10 P

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

GRAMMYNSC Posts: 669
3/29/12 1:08 P

maybe next year

GIMMYLESS SparkPoints: (0)
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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)
BARBBF Posts: 5,066
3/29/12 12:51 P


FARMWIFE1948 SparkPoints: (0)
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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

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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3/29/12 12:24 P

Yes, in the greenhouse in pots.

OLDBIKER Posts: 2,454
3/29/12 12:17 P

no. Will get it from neighbors

MISSKIMOH Posts: 107
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.

SHERRIE59 SparkPoints: (54,049)
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3/29/12 11:59 A

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

DIETER27 Posts: 8,902
3/29/12 11:51 A

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

GLEORIA SparkPoints: (69,551)
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3/29/12 11:22 A

maybe I have seeds

CWCORDLEII SparkPoints: (28,412)
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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.

NEPTUNE1939 Posts: 17,478
3/29/12 10:32 A


LUCKYLADY777 SparkPoints: (52,343)
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3/29/12 10:31 A

not this year

MOONCHILD17 Posts: 3,058
3/29/12 9:57 A


DOTTY7267 Posts: 2,563
3/29/12 9:55 A


SHOHNEKE Posts: 381
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!

MADMARE SparkPoints: (17,769)
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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)
LANSELMI SparkPoints: (60,381)
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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

3/29/12 9:24 A

Yes! Can't wait to get started.

SARAGWYNE Posts: 4,520
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.

JASTAMPER11 SparkPoints: (57,593)
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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.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
3/29/12 8:23 A


70LBSTOGO2 SparkPoints: (0)
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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.

JOY73YL Posts: 1,405
3/29/12 8:16 A


ALBAUGHMO Posts: 2,819
3/29/12 8:13 A


JUDY4FITNESS Posts: 3,640
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!

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
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!

PARKERB2 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/29/12 7:33 A


DENRNAJ SparkPoints: (117,223)
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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

KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,257
3/29/12 6:51 A

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

128PERFECT Posts: 3,026
3/29/12 6:50 A

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

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
3/29/12 6:32 A

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

KANGOOJUMPS SparkPoints: (114)
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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!

GIGI_SINGS SparkPoints: (49,551)
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3/29/12 4:57 A

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

MHRISTOVA Posts: 121
3/29/12 3:48 A

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

RIEUADMIRER SparkPoints: (83,062)
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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.

HEALTHY14REAL Posts: 2,549
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.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
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!

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
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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