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Just curious what everyone planted this year. For seasoned gardeners, what percentage of your veggies will come from your garden?<br><br>
I planted 5 tomato plants (Better Boy, Lemon Boy, Sweet 100, Chocolate Cherry and Pear tomato) but the pear tomato may not make it. If not I am going to replace it.<br><br>
3 cucumbers<br>
5 peppers (4 types of sweet peppers and one slightly spicy)<br>
6 broccoli<br>
6 cabbage<br>
4 squash (zucchini, yellow squash, 8 ball and delicata)<br>
4 flowering purple Kale<br>
12 swiss chard<br>
14 pea plants<br>
8 strawberry<br><br>
I have 3 different packs of beans seeds that I haven not planted. I'm not sure if it is too late or not, if it is not I'd like to plant them this week.<br><br>
Since this is my first serious garden I have no idea how much my yield will be to feed my family.
 

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We live in a townhome and have a tiny backyard. It hasn't stopped us, but our quantities are much, much lower than yours and others I read about in this forum...<br><br><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157624130116582/" target="_blank">My Garden</a><br><br>
In one pot each:<br>
Broccoli<br>
Blueberry bush<br>
Peppers (sweet)<br>
Watermelon (Sugar Baby) with a trellis<br>
Bay Leaf<br>
Tomato (compact heirloom - tiny tim)<br>
Parsley<br>
Beets (recently thinned the seedlings, so some are directly in the ground now and the rest are in one pot)<br><br>
In the ground:<br>
Pole Beans<br>
Egyptian Walking Garlic (or elephant garlic, received both free from a class, but don't know which one finally decided to grow; it has been a year or two since we planted it)<br>
+ random onion/garlic family varieties (no idea what they are exactly)<br><br>
We had asparagus that did nothing.<br><br>
We also had a fabulous lettuce bowl going from late December through April. It had romaine, Amish Deer Tongue, and spinach that kept us in fresh salads for a long time. They have gone to seed now and the pot is set aside for now (dormant). (I'm in San Diego and our lettuce growing season is vastly different here.)<br><br>
We also had several herbs growing that have all died out now. I plan to get some more herbs.<br><br>
We have a nearly year-round growing season here. What exactly will grow at what time is a bit tricky because most resources are geared towards the rest of the U.S. Box stores don't train the employees well, so unless you get lucky with an actual gardener, the best luck I've had is with a local family-owned nursery. They hire gardeners and they keep them trained and offer free classes to the community. Plus, they ONLY offer plants for sale that are appropriate for that timeframe. This is by far the most helpful thing since you cannot accidentally purchase the wrong thing for the current season...even if you don't talk to anyone or attend a free class. It is almost foolproof. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I have made the mistake of not planting purchases right away, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I just moved into this house in november so had to start a brand spankin new garden. got in:<br><br>
strawberries (put this garden right by the sidewalk so passers-by can snack)<br>
jacob's cattle beans (on a tee-pee)<br>
peas, followed by cucumbers<br>
rosemary (potted)<br>
rainbow chard<br>
tomatoes (cherokee purple & brandywine)<br>
garlic chives<br>
beets<br>
kohl rabi<br>
baby corn<br>
echinachea<br>
gold & red potatoes<br>
red onions<br>
peanuts<br>
oregano<br>
fennel<br>
basil<br>
cilantro<br>
kale<br>
carrots<br>
mixed salad greens (not sure what I'll replace those with once they bolt)<br><br>
yummm! I don't know what our percentage of produce is that comes from the garden. Probably pretty small, since we only have room for small beds at this house.<br><br>
Happy gardening!<br>
Julie<br><a href="http://root-children.blogspot.com" target="_blank">http://root-children.blogspot.com</a>
 

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I go for quantity over variety. This year I've put in or will put in:<br>
75 tomato plants (various types)<br>
15 basil (sweet and genovese)<br>
10 egglant<br>
100+ onions (a little overboard there. Various types)<br>
1 10' row of peas.<br>
1 20' row of pole beans<br>
about 35 pepper plants (various types)<br>
6 broccoli (these were a gift from a friend)<br>
1 canning pumpkin<br>
1 hubbard squash (first time growing that!)<br>
2 10' rows of parsnips (still not sure they'll make it. No germination yet)<br><br>
We also get a farm share...love those veggies! So only about 10% of our fresh veggies come from the garden, but about 95% of my canning comes from there and that lasts us all winter, spring, and usually into early summer.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I go for quantity over variety. This year I've put in or will put in:<br>
75 tomato plants (various types)<br>
15 basil (sweet and genovese)</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow"> WOW! That's an awesome garden!<br><br>
I've got 8 tomatos (black russian and cherry)<br>
8 or so silverbeet<br>
a big tub of mixed lettuces,<br>
spring onions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
To come yet:<br>
pole beans<br>
peas<br>
little finger carrots<br>
more spring onions<br>
capsicum (peppers) about 4 or so<br>
yellow button squash<br>
and a butternut pumpkin (makes the most glorious pumpkin soup EVER)
 

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This is my first year in Alaska so I'm trying a little of everything to see what will grow for me. Not quite all of this is in the ground yet but will be by next weekend:<br><br>
peas - dwarf grey sugar snap<br>
swiss chard - rainbow and fordhook<br>
cabbage -mammoth red rock & winngstadt<br>
kale - red russian<br>
sage<br>
basil - genovese (about 20 plants for my pesto loving husband)<br>
carrots - st. vallery & nantes<br>
radishes - early scarlet globe<br>
potatoes - a`bag full of donated seed from a fellow gardener, but I don't think they will make it<br>
dry beans - speckled cranberry, painted pony, great northern, lima<br>
green beans - provider<br>
beets - red & golden<br>
leaf lettuce mix<br><br>
I think thats it.. I'm also trying a few tomatoes and a few cucumbers semi-greenhoused in container beds on the deck.<br><br>
Oh and sunflowers.. definitely sunflowers.
 

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I live in Alaska too and it looks like you picked out a lot of stuff that grows well here. What part of AK do you live in?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">This is my first year in Alaska so I'm trying a little of everything to see what will grow for me. Not quite all of this is in the ground yet but will be by next weekend:</div>
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This year I'm growing:<br>
peas<br>
broccoli<br>
beans (green, yellow, and purple)<br>
lettuce<br>
baby spinach<br>
carrots<br>
garlic<br>
strawberries<br>
zucchini<br>
yellow squash<br>
potatoes<br>
rubbarb<br>
raspberries<br>
pumpkins<br>
tomatoes<br>
eggplant<br>
corn<br>
chinese cabbage<br><br>
I didn't realize that I was planting that much.... I enjoy it though and love all the fresh fruit and veggies we get out of it.<br><br>
Has anyone tried planting garlic in the spring and harvest it later the same year? Just wondering how small mine are going to be. We can't weather over garlic here (over a winter that is).
 

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3rd year garden, about 100sqft<br><br>
Pole Beans (ideal market)<br>
Watermelons<br>
Dill<br>
6 Tomatoes (several varieties)<br>
Tomatillos<br>
Yellow Squash and Zucchini<br>
DS1's Chantenay Carrots<br>
Dwarf Snap Peas<br>
A little spinach<br><br>
And we didn't plant them this year but we have blackberries ripening out front.<br><br>
Late summer I'll add more spinach and carrots, and dig 180sqft of new beds, plant everywhere I'm not using with vetch and rye. I already have some of next year's garden planned too (napa cabbage, tall snow peas, rare potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce mix, carrots, radishes).
 

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I haven't planted anything yet (horrible spring, we had snow over the weekend), but my plan is to have:<br><br>
tomatoes (a few varieties)<br>
peas<br>
beans<br>
cucumbers<br>
radishes<br>
carrots<br>
pumpkins<br>
zucchini<br>
onions<br>
peppers<br>
jalapenos<br>
watermelon<br>
spinach<br><br>
I also built a strawberry bed so hopefully those will do well there. We have lots of fruit trees as well that always produce tons but with a really late freeze, I'm not sure how they'll do. We have cherries, plums, peaches, pears, apples and apricots.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I live in Alaska too and it looks like you picked out a lot of stuff that grows well here. What part of AK do you live in</div>
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We're right in Anchorage for now. I tried to research and figure out what would work and then ended up spending waaayy too much on seeds since none of my varieties from NJ seemed any good here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Depending on where you are, with a little love you might be able to plant garlic over winter. Obviously I have no experience, but I was planning to try this winter. There are varieties hardy to zone 3. Seems like they might just need some cover if they emerge when there is still a risk of hard frost.
 

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I've got<br>
8 tomato plants<br>
5 pepper plants<br>
-1 bell, 2 jalapeno, 1 Anaheim and 1 gypsy<br>
8 sweet potato plants<br>
2 square feet each carrots and scallions, that's 32 plants each<br>
4 strawberry plants<br>
a blueberry bush<br>
a few transplanted blackberry canes<br>
parsley<br>
mint<br>
thyme<br>
garlic chives<br>
cilantro<br>
3 hills of pumpkins, started out as 2 hills, one of giant carving pumpkins and one of a mix of orange and white pie pumpkins. But I couldn't bear to toss the ones I thinned so I dug another hill and planted them there.<br><br>
Here are some <a href="http://s304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/KristyDi/?action=view&current=66a255bb.jpg&newest=1" target="_blank">pics</a> <a href="http://s304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/KristyDi/?action=view&current=de4235fd.jpg&newest=1" target="_blank">from</a> <a href="http://s304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/KristyDi/?action=view&current=f647c0b3.jpg&newest=1" target="_blank">Sunday</a>.
 

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I live in Ohio and I've got...<br><br>
10 Tomato plants (different types)<br>
6 zucchini<br>
4 cucumber<br>
4 Swiss Chard<br>
4 Boston Lettace<br>
5 Pepper (bell = red, green and yellow)<br>
6 Broccli<br>
8 Pole Beans<br>
1 Water melon<br>
2 Pumpkin<br><br><br>
This is my 2nd year having a garden and a few of the above is a first time for me. I really wasn't sure when to plant the pumpkin seeds, I hope I am not to early.
 

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When I read this thread, I realize how crazy I really am. No wonder I feel like my garden chores are never done. I need a lesson in moderation!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">When I read this thread, I realize how crazy I really am. No wonder I feel like my garden chores are never done. I need a lesson in moderation!</div>
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I admire and envy you for it and slowly work up to the day I can do what you do...I'll need a bigger yard first though. How awesome it must be eating your own tomatoes, basil, green beans, and onions all winter long.
 

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I am in Maryland and I have:<br>
6 tomato plants<br>
3 cherry tomato plants<br>
peas<br>
2 cukes<br>
bush beans<br>
carrots<br>
garlic<br>
2 eggplant<br>
6 pepper plants (green and golden)<br>
row of sugar baby melons<br>
row of moon and star melon<br>
2 strawberry plants<br>
2 raspberry bushes<br>
4 blueberry bushes<br>
4 brocoli<br>
a buch of herbs, chives, thyme, sage, rosemary, dill, cilantro, basil, mint<br>
my spinach and lettus were destroyed by aphids <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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We have:<br>
8 tomatoes (4 sweet 100's, 1 black krim, 1 pineapple and 2 others I can't remember)<br>
2 zucchini<br>
8 cucumber in hanging planters<br>
14 sweet peppers (4 green, 8 red, 1 chocolate, 1 lilac)<br>
8 broccoli<br>
a ton of beets<br>
snow peas<br>
12 bush beans<br>
4 brussel sprouts<br>
small patch of spinach<br>
3 varieties of mint (chocolate, pineapple and apple)<br>
7 watermelon<br>
thyme<br>
tarragon<br>
marjoram<br>
oregano<br>
rosemary<br>
basil
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">When I read this thread, I realize how crazy I really am. No wonder I feel like my garden chores are never done. I need a lesson in moderation!</div>
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I know that feeling! We have a large garden as well. Every year I say I'm going to plant less, but once spring comes I can't help myself! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> This year I have 2 acres planted, but b/c of the flooding we'll have to replant some of it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
We are in TN, and this is what we have planted so far:<br>
50 Bradley Tomatoes<br>
20 Random other tomato varieties<br>
20 Pepper plants (random varieties)<br>
10 Broccoli<br>
4 Cauliflower<br>
3 Celery<br>
15 lettuce<br>
8 eggplant<br><br>
everything else is in about 30' rows<br>
4 rows sweet corn<br>
4 rows purple hull peas<br>
2 rows okra<br>
1 row squash<br>
2 rows blue lake beans<br>
1 row straight eight cucs<br>
1 row pickling cucs<br>
1 row pumpkins<br>
2 rows watermelons<br>
2 rows field corn<br>
1/2 row canteloupe<br>
1/2 row zuchinni<br>
1 row onions<br><br>
we also have a small herb garden with<br>
cilantro<br>
basil<br>
rosemary<br>
oregano<br>
garlic<br>
rosemary<br>
mint<br><br>
a 10x10 strawberry patch, a few apple trees, pear trees and 2 grape vines<br><br>
I work full time in the summer on the family farm which is about 20 acres, and we do the farmers market, so it works out well for us to have a big garden. I'd say 90% of our produce comes from the garden. We also trade veggies for fresh meat from our neighbors. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We're right in Anchorage for now. I tried to research and figure out what would work and then ended up spending waaayy too much on seeds since none of my varieties from NJ seemed any good here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Depending on where you are, with a little love you might be able to plant garlic over winter. Obviously I have no experience, but I was planning to try this winter. There are varieties hardy to zone 3. Seems like they might just need some cover if they emerge when there is still a risk of hard frost.</div>
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We're in the valley, so not too far from you. I've tried doing a lot of research as well. Each year I learn something new (this is my third year of gardening here). I spent a ton on seeds too. I'm saving my seeds though and will try using them again next year (I've heard most seeds are good for five years).<br><br>
One thing I've considered trying is planting some in containers this fall, then putting them in our storage shop and replanting in the spring. And I might try putting some garlic in the ground and mulching and seeing what happens. And come fall, I'll see what came of the spring ones I planted this year.
 

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Bleech. It grows easily enough, get big but has very little flavor imo.<br><br>
I have 1000sq ft and try to grow root veggies that last into feb/march.<br><br>
In so far-<br>
zucchini<br>
summer squash<br>
butternut squash<br>
sorghum (both for the decoration of broom corn and the sweetener)<br>
corn- several varieties<br>
indian corn<br>
sesame<br>
soy bean<br>
spinach-several varieties<br>
lettuce-several varieties<br>
beets-2 kinds<br>
cukes<br>
tomatillos<br>
ground cherries-3 kinds<br>
radish<br>
onions-2 kinds<br>
basil<br>
cilantro<br>
potatoes<br><br>
garlic and strawberries from fall. about 120 strawberries plants 1-3 years old just starting to ripen! This is in a different garden in my yard.<br><br><br>
still to go-<br>
carrots<br>
turnip<br>
parsnip<br>
peppers<br>
flowers<br>
parlsy<br>
jackolantern pumpkins<br>
pie pumpkins<br>
gourds<br><br><br>
I don't grow tomatoes since they are so cheap to buy at farmers markets and from overzealous neighbors!<br><br>
I was hoping to try sweet potatoes but never found a placce to buy the eyes.Next year!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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We're starting rather small this year as it's our first year back in our house after living in rentals for 3 years.<br>
We put in:<br>
3 apple trees<br>
1 peach tree<br>
1 raspberry bush (we already have a lot of wild raspberries on our property)<br>
2 blueberry bushes<br>
3 Howell melon plants<br>
rhubarb<br>
4 varieties of heirloom tomatoes<br>
pickling cucumbers<br>
heirloom winter squash<br>
heirloom yellow squash<br>
3 heirloom zucchini plants<br>
green peppers<br>
hot banana peppers<br>
sweet banana peppers<br>
hot cherry bomb peppers<br>
another type of really hot pepper<br>
beets<br>
a variety of heirloom lettuce<br>
herbs:<br>
catnip<br>
sage<br>
dill<br>
basil<br>
lavender<br>
oregano<br>
chives<br>
onion<br>
marjoram<br>
cinnamon basil<br>
chamomile<br>
parsley<br><br>
flowers:<br>
salvia<br>
honeysuckle vine<br>
lilies<br>
columbine<br><br><br>
we still need to put in:<br>
lots of onion starters we already have<br>
and I'm going to put in garlic in the fall<br>
a ton more flowers<br>
mint<br><br><br>
I'm HOPING to order and put in an elderberry this fall, but I don't know if we'll be able to find the room where it would do well.<br><br>
Next year we definitely want to do beans, peas and maybe corn.
 
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