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29 May 2012, 10:09 am

Does anyone else here grow veggies?

I've got a few coming on nicely at the moment if I can keep the bleedin slugs at bay. :(

Lollo Rossa lettuce
Reine de Glace lettuce
Mixed salad leaves
Renegade spinach
Picasso spinach
White Lisbon spring onion
Apache Deep Purple spring onion
Courgettes - (useless veg, hope the slugs get em)
Napia sweet pepper
King of the North pepper
Patio red pepper
Prairie fire chilli pepper
Numex Twilight chilli pepper
Canoe pea (toss up between mangetout and peas, but it just wouldn't be summer without munching on peas straight from the garden!)
Purple Cascade climbing bean
Soleon Yellow dwarf french bean
Fasgold climbing bean
Supreme Chantenay Red Cored Carrots
Gladiator Parsnips
A load of herbs and strawberries in containers



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29 May 2012, 11:57 am

I'm just growing tomatoes right now. Did you know that cigarette butts are good for growing tomatoes?



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29 May 2012, 1:29 pm

Yeah, I just got my garden planted. Here's what I've got:

Tomatoes - Don't recall all the varieties I got this year, but they're mostly heirloom.
Peppers - Jalapenos, serranos, and bells. I would've grown more varieties, but I've still got lots of preserved peppers from last year (dried, frozen, and pickled).
Basil - Sweet, boxwood, Thai, and Greek.
Thyme - German and lemon
Parsley - Flat leaf and some curly that came back from last year.
Lemon balm
Lemon verbena
Dill
Oregano
Squash - Butternut and Spaghetti
Rosemary
Cilantro

Once summer is over I'll be planting crucifers and other green leafy vegetables that prefer cooler temperatures.


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29 May 2012, 3:08 pm

lostgirl1986 wrote:
I'm just growing tomatoes right now. Did you know that cigarette butts are good for growing tomatoes?


I didn't know that, good thing I smoke but bad thing I've given up on toms. :(

Do they grow ok outside up in Canada or are you growing in a greenhouse?



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29 May 2012, 3:13 pm

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Yeah, I just got my garden planted. Here's what I've got:

Tomatoes - Don't recall all the varieties I got this year, but they're mostly heirloom.
Peppers - Jalapenos, serranos, and bells. I would've grown more varieties, but I've still got lots of preserved peppers from last year (dried, frozen, and pickled).
Basil - Sweet, boxwood, Thai, and Greek.
Thyme - German and lemon
Parsley - Flat leaf and some curly that came back from last year.
Lemon balm
Lemon verbena
Dill
Oregano
Squash - Butternut and Spaghetti
Rosemary
Cilantro

Once summer is over I'll be planting crucifers and other green leafy vegetables that prefer cooler temperatures.


I've never heard of lemon verbena, what do you use it for and why 4 different basils do you do a lot of Italian cooking? 8O



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29 May 2012, 3:22 pm

My mom grows her own red chili peppers, as well as beats and spices. We used to grow corn, beans, and zucchini back when we had five acres.


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29 May 2012, 3:58 pm

I have:
tomatoes
peas
potatoes
carrots
cavalo nero
rocket
lettuce
radish
strawberries
redcurrants
green beans
purple beans
various herbs
fennel everywhere

probably others too, I forget.



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29 May 2012, 6:44 pm

DC wrote:
I've never heard of lemon verbena, what do you use it for and why 4 different basils do you do a lot of Italian cooking? 8O


I'd never heard of it either, but it tastes like lemony fruity pebbles cereal, so I got it. I figure I'll use it for desserts. And yeah, I do like cooking Italian a lot. I make pasta dough at least once a week. I mainly like growing several varieties for making pesto. I find that using several types of basil in the pesto makes for a much tastier pesto. Also, whole boxwood leaves are great for garnishing pasta or anything else. It's a dense bush with lots of tiny leaves and a taste similar to sweet basil. The Greek basil is kind of spicy (not as spicy as cinnamon basil, though) and the Thai basil has an anise like flavor and I mainly use it for asian dishes, but I add a little to my pesto as well.


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29 May 2012, 7:32 pm

Oh, how I miss having a yard! Luckily, I live in an area where locally-grown produce is affordable and plentiful, but still.



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29 May 2012, 7:34 pm

My parents keep a vegetable garden in our backyard every summer. We grow a special type of lettuce, tomatoes, chili peppers, mint, basil, and nara grass.


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29 May 2012, 10:34 pm

DC wrote:
lostgirl1986 wrote:
I'm just growing tomatoes right now. Did you know that cigarette butts are good for growing tomatoes?


I didn't know that, good thing I smoke but bad thing I've given up on toms. :(

Do they grow ok outside up in Canada or are you growing in a greenhouse?


Yes, they grow fine here. I started off by planting them in a big pot indoors and I'll put them outside soon.

I also have strawberry and raspberry bushes outside in my backyard.



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29 May 2012, 10:44 pm

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29 May 2012, 10:50 pm

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29 May 2012, 10:51 pm

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29 May 2012, 10:54 pm

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