How does your garden grow?

DomGom TheFather

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Things are finally poppin' in the veggie garden.
Food is fun.

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Green beans are up.
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Tomatoes are out of the bathroom, off the porch, planted and caged with carrots in between.
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Squash mounds have summer and winter covered.
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Cucumber for the kids.
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Eggplants are hanging in there.
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Just planted beets with my daughter.
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I have room for rapini and a second planting of beets. That's about all she'll fit if i want to be able to get in there.

Whatchu got?
 
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Poonjab

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The tweekers tried to grow a garden in my neighborhood. It looks like crap
 

aprilmayjunebugs

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I've never been much of a gardener, I can't plant anything in the ground where I live, so here's my experimental somewhat ambitious pot garden.
The front:
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Purple Cherokee and hybrid super sweet cherry tomatoes, habenero and serrano peppers
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Blue Lake Pole beans and a mystery pumpkin probably courtesy of a squirrel
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Butternut squash from a neighbor
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Passion fruit my husband just had to have, looking much happier now that it's been repotted and all the icky leaves cut off
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Spanish lavender and rosemary doing well
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Scarlett Emperor green beens and lettuce round 2
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Sweet peas and some random wild flowers I need to relocate
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Also there's some designer white strawberries that supposedly taste like pineapple stashed on a high shelf. Dandelions never did take, lol.
 

DomGom TheFather

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I love beets, are you going to pickle them?
Maybe some. I make beetcakes out of them, mostly. You peel and grate them, add egg, a little flour and rosemary, thyme, black pepper.
Fry them in olive oil till they're like hashbrowns. It's really freaking good. By far my favorite way to eat them and the kids like it.
 

aprilmayjunebugs

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I'm so gonna have to try that! I like beets pickled and cut up small with raw cucumbers and mushrooms, mixed with ranch dressing and topped with sunflower seeds, good for salad or cracker dip.
 

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I got Carolina gold, purple Cherokee, lollipop, and cherry tomatoes, Charleston hot, jaloro jalapeño, xoticheco, scorpion, cayenne, purple bell, cherry bomb and Trinidad perfume peppers, red raspberries, black raspberries, aronia berries, young fig tree, blueberries, chamomile, lavender, roses, nasturtiums, okra, pineapple ground cherries, pinto beans, Lima beans, rosemary, thyme, fennel, curry plant, sunflowers, oregano, sweet basil, Neapolitan basil, holy basil, purple basil, cilantro, parsley, bay leaf tree, dill, cucumber, sugar pumpkin, sage, mint, chives, watermelon, carrots, lemon balm, lemon verbena, and lots and lots of strawberries, And definitely more I’m forgetting

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Matts inverts

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I can only really grow squash. I started my garden during the beginning of COVID but I kept growing it to feed my tortoises and other pets. What is your favorite variety of squash or zucchini? I also started growing grape, tree fern, bromeliads, and oak so I can make my own soils, branches, and terrarium plants.
 

aprilmayjunebugs

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@Tarantuland Have you grown the Purple Cherokee tomatoes before? I tried for the first time last year, but they all split open before they were ripe. I was told it could have been caused by watering them in the heat of the day. I hope I'm successful this year, I really want to know what they taste like.
 

Introvertebrate

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We've got a fence. They have amazing jumping abilities. To put up a deer-proof barrier would be more work than I'm willing to put into it. ;)
 

DomGom TheFather

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We've got a fence. They have amazing jumping abilities. To put up a deer-proof barrier would be more work than I'm willing to put into it. ;)
I mean just around the plants. They won't usually jump into a small area. A small garden surrounded by chicken wire would probably be safe.
 
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