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Do You Grow Any of the Food You Eat? (Comments & Reviews)


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This year I am using fresh herbs grown myself.

I grew gourdes,tomatoes,beetroot this year.
The rosemary is outside,growing really well.

growing my own is brilliant,I love it.

Anonymous

10/04/2010 - 9:55am

If you don't grow anything else you must try growing your own herbs! Its easy and they just simply multiply without you having to do a thing but water them and oregano doesn't even need that!
It's amazing how these plants last, especially oregano and rosemary. They are woody so they do withstand the winter & the hot summer sun, at least here in Central Florida.
Oregano makes a really pretty ground cover too, and because the limbs grow out along the ground it creates roots along the branches simply to "replant" itself making more plants. I gave one to my daughter.
And basil if you clip it, just stick a 6" or so branch in a glass of water and watch the roots begin to grow and you have another plant! or as many branches as you want to stick in a glass of water.
I also grow thyme, mint, marjoram, sage, & parsley. Both sage and parsley were started from seeds.
Its so much fun and convinent to clip whatever you need before you cook! Love it!
You can grow these in pots too, just be careful not to overwater them. No fertilizing either.

Anonymous

06/10/2010 - 3:43pm

If you don't grow anything else you must try growing your own herbs! Its easy and they just simply multiply without you having to do a thing but water them and oregano doesn't even need that!
It's amazing how these plants last, especially oregano and rosemary. They are woody so they do withstand the winter & the hot summer sun, at least here in Central Florida.
Oregano makes a really pretty ground cover too, and because the limbs grow out along the ground it creates roots along the branches simply to "replant" itself making more plants. I gave one to my daughter.
And basil if you clip it, just stick a 6" or so branch in a glass of water and watch the roots begin to grow and you have another plant! or as many branches as you want to stick in a glass of water.
I also grow thyme, mint, marjoram, sage, & parsley. Both sage and parsley were started from seeds.
Its so much fun and convinent to clip whatever you need before you cook! Love it!
You can grow these in pots too, just be careful not to overwater them. No fertilizing either.

Anonymous

06/10/2010 - 3:43pm

We grow cherry, Roma, & another tomatoes, brussel sprouts (which gave us very good yield), Romaine lettuce, cucs are coming in now, pole beans (nice yield), collard greens, radishes, broccoli (very good yield), a really big Butternut Squash (came up from our compost ,with some more on the vine), walermelons & cantelopes are now coming up.
Growing a garden is not too hard once you get the ground dug and prepared, then it just means watering & fertiliingr). I usually use Miracle Grow and it does makes a difference in the yield and the size of the bush as well. I did an experiment on the pole beans applying some with the MG and left the others alone and by far there is definitely more beans where the MG was applied.
We had a really nice winter garden, but here in Central Florida it getting so hot now that we are heading into mid-summer months that we will wait and see how different bushes outlast the heat & sun.
We love gardening! I think our yard has the most flowers of anyone along our road! Beautiful!

Anonymous

06/10/2010 - 3:20pm

I started my own vegetable garden this year. After a lot of digging and compost incorporation, as well as using some grow bags this year, we are finally seeing some results.
I am growing a few varieties, from tomatoes, beans, peas and lettuce, to potatoes and carrots. We also planted some fruit bushes for good measure.
With the price of fruit and vegetables sky rocketing in the supermarkets, it seems to make sense. My feeling is growing at least some of our own food could save us money in the long term.
It's also very satisfying and rather good for the health.

Anonymous

06/04/2010 - 10:33pm

It's Too Soon to form an opinion, but I hope it will save me some money on vegetables this summer. The prices and costs per piece/package/pound/unit now are significantly higher than what they were compared to the same time last spring and Northeast getting ridiculous here in the Northeastern cities.

I truly hope that those TOMATO TREES work and those other gimmicky vegetables work that you see on TV.

imcpar

05/05/2010 - 5:07pm

Too Soon to form an opinion, but I hope it will save me some money on vegetables this summer. The costs per piece now is what it was per pound last spring and Northeare getting ridiculous here in the Northeastern cities.

I truly hopre that those TOMATO TREES wo

imcpar

05/05/2010 - 4:00pm

Since I have been using your website exclusively for recipes this year I added Bok Choy and Swiss Chard to my garden.

vanessa_1

05/04/2010 - 5:28pm

I raise organic herbs and vegetables every year but I can't have chickens in my town.
I share heritage tomato plants with just about anyone so that I can share the joy of gardining
with them and also create new gardeners.

Anonymous

05/03/2010 - 9:54pm

I am preparing Chicken Paprikash tonight.
I added some fresh chopped green garlic to the saute' because it is in season in our garden,and gorgeous!
Our faithful pet hens have kept the garden weeded,de-bugged,and well scratched all winter.None will ever see a pot though!
This dish looks lovely,and for an extra touch,my husband Steve made the pasta himself.He will even clean up after himself :)
Looks fabulous,:)
Leslie

Suncrestvineyard

05/03/2010 - 8:28pm

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