Kaleigh wrote:For the past couple of years I've had a little vegetable garden in my (parents') backyard. I grew lettuce, bell peppers, climbing beans (those were my favorite! I loved making trellises out of bamboo and string for them to grow along), tomatoes, radishes (faaailure), carrots, two zucchini, and a few herbs. It was always nice getting home from work and stopping in the garden to get rid of a couple little weeds.
Making lettuce with only things from my garden was the best! Now that I've moved and don't have a balcony, I'm pretty sad I can't have a garden this year
K1P1quebec wrote: Or try one of those topsy-turvy planters that you could hang in front of a window. Haha! Wouldn't you just love to have some tomatoes growing upside down in your living room window? I bought one of those last year but was too chicken to try it. This will definitely be the year![/color][/b]
Leejoyce62 wrote:K1P1quebec wrote: Or try one of those topsy-turvy planters that you could hang in front of a window. Haha! Wouldn't you just love to have some tomatoes growing upside down in your living room window? I bought one of those last year but was too chicken to try it. This will definitely be the year![/color][/b]
I tried the upside down tomatoes and it was GREAT! Read up alittle on pruning your vine so it isn't crazy, and you'll have LOTS of tomatoes with very little trouble. Best if done outside as watering will leak when full. Give it a try.
dogfoster wrote:It has taken me two years to dog proof one small area for a garden, though it is sort of shady. Last year I finally had some lovely dahlias, lots of bird house gourds, insanely hot little peppers, marigolds, zinnias, cucumbers, lemon balm,mint, moon vines, cucumbers, peonies, gardenias, and some wonderful basil. Some of those are perennials. I only eat summer time tomatoes,they did not do well and neither did green beans. It was just too hot for many other things I planted, especially for tiny seeds directly sown. We had a hurricane and lost power for eight days. There was so much devastation, but the two fig bushes were full of ripe figs, so plenty to eat! If I cannot find one of my dogs, during that time of year, I know where to look, they love them too. This year I plan to plant some luffah gourds instead of birdhouse gourds after my pot/scrubber crochet fiasco. And plan to be more diligent about harvesting the herbs and marigolds throughout the season. Our last frost date is 4/15. It is usually nice up until May or June, then unbearably hot. Anyway, time to turn the compost under this weekend.
Wondering if you have a garden, what do you like to grow?
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