Reply #1. Jun 17 12, 12:47 AM
Right on...smoke it if you grow it.|
Reply #2. Jun 17 12, 12:52 AM
I'm growing weeds and if I say so myself, doing a very good job of it|
Reply #3. Jun 17 12, 1:16 AM
No green thumb here. I've never been able to grow anything but older. My wife, on the other hand, has an herb garden every year and she grows tomatoes and some kind of beans. We even had watermelons last year.|
Reply #4. Jun 17 12, 3:48 AM
Seasons are reversed here obviously, but the summer just gone I had four tomato plants that supplied well over 100 tomatoes, two different types of beans, the dwarf variety I picked about a kilogram of every second day and gave heaps away to family, cucumbers that my daughter ate as if they were apples and some capsicums and strawberries. If you can get it, a fortnightly feed of seaweed based liquid fertiliser does wonders for your veggies. |
Reply #5. Jun 17 12, 4:06 AM
We grow all our own fruit and vegetables here so ... anything and everything.|
Reply #6. Jun 17 12, 5:52 AM
I am not quite as ambitious as you Houston, but I am growing tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, swiss chard, okra, green onions, potatoes, radishes. My tree fruits are three kinds of oranges, myer lemons, cherrys, pears, asian pears, two kind of apples, apricots,Santa Rosa plums, figs, peaches, and nectarines.|
Reply #7. Jun 17 12, 6:29 AM
We're growing peas, soybeans, carrots, beets, parsnips, lettuce, cabbage, cucumbers, garlic, tomatoes, bell and hot peppers, potatoes, peanuts, sweet corn, popcorn, green beans, pumpkins, squash and cilantro. The fruit trees and plants we have are strawberries, grapes, raspberries, sour cherries, pie apples, peaches, apricots, mulberries and plums. |
Reply #8. Jun 17 12, 9:07 AM
I tried to grow basil & rosemary in containers, but my mom knock them down. When we lived in a house with lots of land, I helped my mom grow lots of vegetables & herbs.|
Reply #9. Jun 24 12, 5:25 PM
Well, it's coming into winter now, so anything that can stand frosts, but this summer just gone, I had a bumper crop of apricots and tomatoes, so my pantry is now full of tomato relish, apricot chutney & jam, tomato & passionfruit jam, tomato sauce....|
Reply #10. Jun 24 12, 5:49 PM
Rayven, how do you "grow" popcorn? |
The people who had the house before us grew potatoes, onions and carrots: apples, pears and plums: raspberries, gooseberries, strawberries, three different colours of currants, and rhubarb. They also grew herbs - there was a bay tree, and a herb garden about the size of a single bed, with thyme, rosemary and lavender.
All the people who came to look at the house said the same thing when they saw the herb garden - it'll have to go. I don't know why. It was only a small patch in a big garden, and it looked and smelt good. But what do I know?
We moved in and my husband dug up the herb garden and anything that wasn't a tree. The fruit is diseased, he said. No it isn't, I said, but there was no point arguing when he'd already dug them up.
Twenty years on and Jonathan's ex-girlfriend's mother took over the greenhouse to show us how to grow tomatoes. We may have got three tomatoes out of the exercise. Most of the fruit went from rock hard to rotten overnight. I now have four pots on the kitchen windowsill, all containing basil or parsley, all dead.
I now grow grass, daisies, dandelions, honesty, orange poppies, goldenrod, and anything that does much better without human intervention.
Tezza, that sounds wonderful. Can I move in please?
Reply #11. Jun 25 12, 5:00 AM
Lesley, popcorn is just a variety of corn. You plant it in a row.When mature leave it on the stalks to dry out. Harvest it and shuck it off the cob. Put in in containers.|
Reply #12. Jun 25 12, 6:28 AM
Because of our different planting styles we are having a mini contest with the popcorn. My mom, sister and I each planted a row. Nobody is allowed to do anything to any other row like thinning or weeding. My sister has green and pink, I've got green and blue and Mom has plain yellow. When it's ready to harvest we'll hang it up to dry, then shuck it and store it in jars. My row is the best so far! (I know you can't see them, take my word for it) :)|
Reply #13. Jun 25 12, 10:05 AM
Roses and gladiolas.|
Reply #14. Jun 29 12, 1:52 AM
I'd like to know how all you Northern Hemisphere greenfingers are going with your summer crops. Anybody picking and sampling yet? Also, anybody in the Southern Hemisphere plant a winter crop? |
Reply #15. Aug 14 12, 2:21 AM
Made a veggie patch out of my old trampoline. So far we've successfully grown celery, corn & brocolli. Also got some rhubarb in a separate pot.|
Reply #16. Aug 21 12, 11:50 PM
The rhubarb has gone beserk ! It gets the water from the handbasin in the bathroom, and I cannot use it all ! Any ideas for using it please ?|
Reply #17. Aug 22 12, 12:41 AM
I live less than a mile from the coast........dig down a few inches and it is sand! I don't know many plants that like sand to grow in (other than cactus)!|
However - nothing ventured - I planted out earlier this year 40 petunias........2 survived! It seems, that the wild Mallard Duck that decided our garden ideal for raising a family, and her offspring - like petunias and ate the lot (bar two) in 48 hrs flat!
I also planted similar number of "Snap Dragons", they ducks left them alone. All went well, plants prospered and flowered- then other wild birds stripped the petals off the lot, leaving just green stems!
The peas shriveled up and died......likewise potatoes......the runner beans are mostly dying without producing anything, the lawn is mostly moss, with dandylions, clover, daisies and assorted other weeds.......I have given up!
Reply #18. Aug 22 12, 1:14 AM
I love gardens, just seeing photos of them gives me peace of mind, I love nature, flowers and trees, with all the ornaments available too, waterfalls, lovely! Very nice.|
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