Do you grow a vegetable garden?
Please indicate your area and what you grow and what grows best with the most production and are easiest to maintain.
Yes, I grow a garden, and have grown a variety of crops in Northern Utah using many different methods. The method you choose and the space you have will determine what you can grow. I've had fair to great success with peppers and various herbs in containers. The trick with containers is to ensure regular watering. Tomatoes do marginally well in containers if properly cared for, but do better in a full sized garden. Pumpkins and corn require a lot of room but do quite well here in Northern Utah. Peas, Lettuce, and Spinach do so well you can often get two crops (see my hub http://neildabb.hubpages.com/hub/SecondCrop on second crop vegetables) and can be planted in smaller areas (like flower beds). Potatoes do well in sandy soil... The list of possibilities is nearly endless.
In Georgia we can grow vegetables all year long. In fall and winter we grow cole crops such as greens, lettuce, turnips and broccoli. In summer we grow squash, tomatoes, watermelon, peas, beans, eggplant, onions and potatoes. I just pulled up my last turnips and cooked them yesterday. My onions and potatoes are doing great. I love growing my own food. It is so satisfying.
The herb garden is out back with oregano and lavender doing the best. Don't have to do much of anything to them and they are beautiful. The others I need a close eye on. My husband has his own vegetable garden that I do not touch because I don't want to curse it. But his tomatoes always look fantastic.
I grow some tomatoes every year (they always turn into monster sized plants), cucumbers for making pickles, peppers, some herbs, garlic, zucchini and I have 4 permanent fruit bearing plants too (a orange tree, lemon tree, a grape vine and a raspberry bush)
by becca7176 7 years ago
I live in South Florida and I am having the hardest time getting my vegetable garden to grow. We've already had to completely had to redo it twice, first due to weeds, second due to an unseasonably cold winter. Now we've got everything in a large box to keep the weeds out and summer's...
by Thomas Byers 9 months ago
Do you grow a vegetable garden for you and your family?Why not take a portion of your yard and grow a vegetable garden. Consider sharing the surplus with your local homeless shelter or seniors in your area. If we all did this we could truly change the world. We could help to feed hungry people...
by Brian Dooling 6 years ago
What do you plant first in your vegetable garden every year?With all this warm weather I was wondering what people plant first in their gardens? I plant some lettuce but looking for new ideas!
by Thomas Byers 6 years ago
Will you be planting a vegetable garden this year?Every year I can hardly wait to plant my vegetable garden and I'm really thinking about it this year. How about you?
by LeonJane 8 years ago
How do you protect your vegetable garden against vermin?When I say vermin I mean rats or mice and birds. These animals could be introduced pests or native birds. With grubs, snails, beetles etc there are natural remedies that you can use, but how do you combat the larger animals like rats or mice,...
by Inventurist 6 years ago
Do you plant a vegetable garden?I started planting a raised bed garden two years ago. Now I look so forward to my first harvest (and so do my neighbors). I used railroad ties - two long, one deep - to make the shape, filled the bed with mulch, soil, and worms. This year - strawberries, tomatoes,...
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