Last year I grew 2 tomato plants and a bell pepper plant in 5 gallon buckets in my tiny yard. The tomatoes were great; only a couple peppers made it past the critters to ripeness. But this year I put in a 3 x 3 raised bed and in addition to 4 different types of tomatoes, I have both green and purple (!) bell peppers plus a variety of herbs. I'm hopeful that once all the rain stops and the sun comes out, I'll have a good harvest!
05/17/2010 - 3:28pm
My parents and my aunt Esther and uncle Vincent always gardened. I just started this year, wish me luck. I think so far I have made just about every mistake I could have made. I talked to my aunt Esther yesterday. She gave me some great advise, I love her she is so wise. I will have the greatest garden with her help and the help of all the staff from the Community Gardens in the Fox Cities in WI where I live. I went to a training class on Saturday. I learned about gardening a no till and no weed gardening. Boy that's my kind of gardening. Next year I plan to get a plot on there land if there are any available. I love veggies but they are so expensive, that's why I decided to start growing my own. I have chosen not to eat meat. I love tofu and Boca burgers, yummy!! Your recipes are great I can not wait to try them all. The ones with tofu. TY for all the great recipes. See you later alligator!
05/17/2010 - 12:22pm
18 tomatoes--some are heirloom varieties
14 bell peppers--8 yellow and 6 red
4 round red hot peppers
Herbs: basil, thyme, chives, dill, sage, rosemary, parsley, mint,
I have always had a garden--at least 40 years
05/17/2010 - 1:26am
I have little sun.In the past three years I have planted tomatoe plants in containers-8 plants per year.MAYBE I've gotten 5 tomatoes per season.Not worth it!! The rabbitts beat me to it but my yield is minimal.
05/14/2010 - 7:36pm
you need to grow what you can to dodge the excess salt and Cornsyrup in canned goods or at leascheck Frozen foods to dodge the ones with added salt.
the other reason simple sunlight is free the seed is not too costly and budget is tight due to health expenses Dialysis patients are limited by ingredient content and high costs of treatment by FOR profit Providers
05/14/2010 - 7:30pm
I am planting this year: 128 heirloom tomato plants, most from my saved organic 2009 seed. Also,several lettuces, pepper plants, herbs, heirloom garlic from my saved 2009 cloves, "Walla Walla" onions, and various berries. All in raised beds on my Seattle parking strip. I can, freeze, or preserve ~ 50%, & give 25-50% aways to food banks, neighbors, family, and co-workers. Linda
05/14/2010 - 4:49pm
With limited space I still like to grow my own herbs and veggies in containers. This year besides tomatoes and peppers, I'm trying salad lettuce in a strawberry pot and eggplant in a container. Also putting cucumbers on a trellis in the back of my flowers. I figure I have nothing to lose trying, fresh veggies if I succeed, the fresh air and excise everyday, not a bad trade off.
05/13/2010 - 10:10pm
Fresh picked, fresh flavor! We grow asparagus (OMG), blackberry vines, tomato vines, pepper plants, onions, garlic, sage, bee balm & flowers in our raised bed garden. I have a small salad garden up by the house of lettuce, spinach, radish and a couple of tomato vines and two peach trees. Everything is mulched in so it's very little work.
We have a few chickens! They are wonderful pets, Wishbone & Drumstick are outside entertainment... plus, what we don't eat... they do! They're magic compost machines & each give 1 egg per day. Their yoke is so rich... almost orange... you should try one of my cream pies!
I love growing stuff!
05/13/2010 - 7:14am
my husband and I are over the road truck drivers and we not only grow our own we grow enough to can and to share with family.