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Your good stuff for the garden?
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Tom A    Posted 06-16-2003 at 03:46:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you have any particular favorite, especially unusual, variety or plant that you put in your veggy garden?

This year I've got 3 varieties of tomato, 2 of eggplant, several different peppers and 6 varieties of potato this year, and got 2 of garlic in last fall. Just planted rubarb this spring so I can't harvest any of that yet, and asparagus is several years old.

I plant mostly non-hybrids so I can save the seed from year to year, and experiement with at least one different variety of a few things each season. I've found there's always at least one of the older varieties that grows better in my soil and climate than any of the new hybrids which I think are developed to be sort of "generic," they do ok anywhere but don't really thrive most places.

What are your old favorites?
Tom


Not 'old', but...    Posted 06-16-2003 at 04:07:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
My family has been planting Burpee Purple String Beans for decades...Only bean we plant anymore...6-Quart pressure cooker full of new potatoes and beans with 2 strips of bacon...No need to add salt or butter...

Meal In A Bucket...

Salmoneye


A Link...    Posted 06-16-2003 at 04:14:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here are the ones we plant...They are bigger and sweeter than the other purple bean they sell...

Salmoneye


thanks, will have to try    Posted 06-16-2003 at 04:26:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
might try to get them in this year since I'm so far behind anyway. ;-)

tom


Salmoneye    Posted 06-16-2003 at 04:48:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Up here...We are always behind... ;-)

I hate to sound like a commercial for Burpee, but they really are a good bean that grows fast and is hard to mess up (a good thing for me).

My first 3 rows of sweetcorn just showed and am still waiting on 8 more that were planted a week later...Dang rain...

So don't feel bad about being late...


Clod    Posted 06-16-2003 at 12:10:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remember when I was real little and we had a big garden.I always liked to experiment to try for improvements.Some planting seeds I added five or six marbles in the hole,Some five or six old buttons.Some five or six salvaged ball bearings,Then some I added five or six diaper pins.I memorized where the diffrent ones were then checked weekly to see if any sprang up a way higher than the neighboring plants.There was not enough diffrence to speak of.Normally I would have not mentioned this but when I read this row here that was on my mind plus the subject of fresh vegetables made me hungry because the best food I ever ate came out of the big garden,


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