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What ya got growing?
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Dreamweaver    Posted 06-02-2001 at 07:08:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
While talking with Hank last evening, I found out that what we grow in our gardens here in NC ain't necessarily popular elsewheres, example - butterbeans and field peas. What is everybody growing and what region of the US are ya in?

Murphy    Posted 06-04-2001 at 08:27:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sweet corn, grean beans, scarlet runner beans, snow peas, cucumbers, zucini(sp?), squash, (pumpkins will go in later) tomatoes of varying sizes colors and shapes, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, beets, lettuce, giant sunflowers, bell, habanero, jalapeno thai and cayenne peppers, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, shallots, chives, basil, oregano and sage.

By the way, we are looking for arugula seed if anyone knows where some is, I'd be interested in knowing.

Y'all have a good one!

Murphy - Oops!    Posted 06-04-2001 at 08:32:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Forgot the onions. Probably forgot other stuff as well 'cause the Mrs. keeps on planting. :^)

Aprille    Posted 08-19-2003 at 04:00:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Help..I have Brussel Sprouts growing but there are no cute lil heads..only really nice LEAVES..What have I done wrong?? Can I fix this..HELP!!

ShepFL    Posted 06-03-2001 at 07:38:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Located in N. FL - This is 3rd yr of bad drought, growing plenty of wild fires.

U-pick farm (1st yr)
Volunteer wild blue berry and black berries.

Onions, okra, green beans - pole type, 3 types of tomatoes, butter beans, hot & bell peppers, sweet corn, watermelon, summer squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, ants got all my potatoes, nearly 1 acre.

Been getting onions, squash & cucumbers coming on good, tomatoes starting to really fill out. Could really use some rain tho.

Doug in Kentucky    Posted 06-03-2001 at 04:43:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Onions, garlic, sweet peas, green beans, cabbaage, lettuce, sun flowers, 5 kinds of tomatoes, wax beans, cilantro, oregano, basil, 2 kinds of peppers, sweet corn, watermelon, zuchini, summer squash, cantelope, potatoes. Gettin some peas now and the tomatoes have a few good size ones on already. Also gettin onions, and lettuce. Can't wait for the tomatoes!!

Spence    Posted 06-02-2001 at 21:00:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Southern Ontario, Canada.
Cabbage,yellow beans,potatoes,corn bantam (7 rows X 50ft) don't like peaches and cream, too
sweet, tomatoes (2 cherry - a few italian for sauce - a few beefsteak), beets, lettuce, pole
Transplanted, and thought dead from last
year 4 strawberry plants, really doing well.
1 blueberry bush as an experiment planted last year but the birds got the berries.
Asparagus finally performing after a few years.
Onions planted late from seed as an afterthought, so harvest we'll have small ones.
Our cats like to use the newly tilled
cabbage plot as a toilette. So I'm constantly
digging up the nasties and throwing it over the fence. Could be worse, they could decide to use all the garden. Tried the blender mix of onion/garlic/tabasco in 2 pints of water and sprinkle on the garden bit. But that doesn't work.
Weather wise it's been damp for a couple
of weeks, before that we had lots of sun. Prospects are for a good hot summer around here. Hope so.
Last year we had the tomato blight, this
year I'm using the other corner of the garden for

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-02-2001 at 21:14:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
What are yellow beans?

Spence    Posted 06-03-2001 at 10:25:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well DW, you actually got me thinking about that and had to go down to the pantry to check out
a can.! Wax beans is what I meant, great with butter outside at the barbecue.

Started to rain again, hope we don't get a
damp summer like last year.

Larry    Posted 06-02-2001 at 19:36:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Mud....mostly. It just won't warm up a quit raining here in SW Wisconsin. We have our tomato and pepper plants in,but I doubt if the sweet corn is going to sprout. Who knows if the rest is going to do anything or not.
I think I'm going to have to go down into Iowa,and find IHanks DAV.Then I'm going to dump it into the Mississippi River on the way home.Which way you got that thing pointed right now Hank?

IHank    Posted 06-03-2001 at 01:47:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Larry- The F-100 is parked headed North. The little Allis B-10 is un-hitched from the trailer and parked headed West. The trailer is parked headed Southeast and is being used as a work platform in front of Love Bus II. Grins, IHank

Larry    Posted 06-03-2001 at 05:39:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I got an idea.How about we bury the DAV set up,nose first in the ground,then we could drown a few China men. :-)

TomH    Posted 06-02-2001 at 16:10:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Weeds! We've been having frequent rain here in PA. Still short of rainfall for the year, but it keeps the soil too wet to cultivate with my nifty little crawler cultivator. Corn is up, tomatoes and peppers are in, beets, beans, melons and pumpkins are starting to come up. Also trying field peas and sugar peas this year.

chief613    Posted 06-02-2001 at 12:25:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
So far, peas, onions,spinach, brocoli,cabbage,brussle sprouts,cauliflour, lettuce, radishes, peppers,tamatas,cukes, zukes, and acorn, got a little space left, just a small spot though. Will add some beans, maybe some taters and corn. Aint realy warmed up enough here in Maine yet to get a good start on corn. Plus there is a big patch of corn cross the street i get to benifit from.

Linda    Posted 09-15-2002 at 18:42:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Someone gave us a head of cauliflour. It has been very dry here so I don't know if that is the reason or if this head is bad, but it has pink inside the white patches. What do you think?

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-02-2001 at 12:48:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just don't get shot in that cornfield, Chief, heehee...

Alvin [ NE WI]    Posted 06-02-2001 at 10:53:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got 2 big tractors and manure spreader planted in mud, must have taken root already!!

Salmoneye    Posted 06-02-2001 at 10:02:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Peas, purple string beans, beets, carrots, 5 kinds of squash, 2 kinds of pumpkins, 2 kinds of cucumbers, spinach, sweet corn, radishes, 2 kinds of tomatoes, 2 kinds of peppers, and have a few crowns of asparagus.
Lots of wild food here too from black long-berries to butternuts and some plums.

LazyHorse    Posted 06-02-2001 at 09:40:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Green onions, maters,sweet corn, green beans, lettuce, turnips, spinach, all kinds of herbs, and with all the rain a major crop of weeds. Indiana

magpie    Posted 06-02-2001 at 08:47:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got taters, corn, carrots, lettuce, radashes, parsnips, peas, & greenbeans. Would like to have more but you know the old time problem. Often even this little garden gets neglected. Southern B.C.

Ole Cuss    Posted 06-02-2001 at 07:48:46       [Reply]  [No Email]

Only potatoes (Irish cobbler and Kerr's Pink) this year. Usually like to put in onions, tomatoes, sweet corn, and bush beans as well, but with a vet practice and farm to run, not to mention a bedridden father to tend, I just wouldn't be able to tend it all properly. (Maryland)

Cowboy Joe    Posted 06-02-2001 at 18:28:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
WEEDS! (here in Manhattan)

Cowboy Joe    Posted 06-05-2001 at 06:33:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ole Cuss - Thanks for your suggestions. However, even my WEEDS don't survive in that brutal New York City JUNGLE. I think the pigeons ate up my prize collection. Next time I'll try growing corn. Any other suggestions?

Cowboy Joe    Posted 06-06-2001 at 06:30:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Leave it to Ole Cuss for suggesting a dose of SAGE advice. Cajun/Zydeco music sounds like a real winner. Maybe throw in some some Western Swing and a rousing chorus of Ragtime Cowboy Joe. P.S. I like the metaphor of "flying rats" (i.e. pigeons)

Ole Cuss    Posted 06-06-2001 at 01:52:52       [Reply]  [No Email]

I don't know the logistics of what you have to work with, but I'd try a root crop (potatoes, onions, garlic) since what grows above ground isn't attractive as food to the "flying rats". Sweet corn requires sort of a minimal space, as it has to be planted in several rows to get proper cross-fertilization for sweetness. The smallest plot I ever grew sweet corn in was 8'x16', five rows 2 feet apart. Another thought: Maybe you could do an experiment on the music most conducive to vegetable growth: my guess would be Cajun/zydeco.

Ole Cuss    Posted 06-04-2001 at 01:56:26       [Reply]  [No Email]

Cowboy Joe, why not try a little urban gardening? I know of folks who have grown tomatoes, potatoes,etc. in buckets and trashcans on rooftops, balconies, fire escapes, and patios in places where green space is limited/nonexistent. (I think the authorities would take a dim view of co-opting a plot in Central Park).

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