What is your must have in your garden???

United States
March 28, 2009 9:22am CST
This year I have decided to make a bigger garden but I know in my garden I must have a few things like tomatoes and bean and lettuce and herbs yum. So even though I going to have more than that what are your staples in your garden?
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
31 Mar 09
i havent decided yet if im even going toput in a garden this year. guess it depends on how much time i have for it. far as the "standards" i always plant tomatoes, i TRY to get squash and punkins.. but the damned groundhog gets at em as soon as they flower and chomps em down to the dirt. so we shall see this year. might wind up with one hellacious punkin patch tho this year from where alla the guts from last years halloween activities got tossed. im watching to see if anything sprouts on the edge of the yard in the trees.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
hmmm I have to wonder have you seen any pumpkin like things around your trees.. LOL!!! I have to get my tomatoe plants started too. I hope that you do have time to start a pretty garden.
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
31 Mar 09
no punkin things round my trees .. yet. and id like toput in a garden this year.. but we see how things are when its a plantin time
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• United States
1 Apr 09
I want to have a big one but it depends on my SO and if I can get him to till the ground LOL!!!
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
29 Mar 09
I have terrible sandy loam, awful bore water, very little rainfall and a brown thumb. I've managed to cart around a few plants for years and years...the oldest is over 30 years old! I would so love to have the ability to grow things. I would have fresh herbs, tomatoes, carrot, gourmet broccoli, zucchini, pumpkin, beetroot and beans too. Also, chokoes, passionfruit and lemons, oranges and mandarins. It's a lot for just one person but I would feed the goats with any extra...they love their veges. I'd also love a frangipani (too heavy a frost here) and some roses and also some lovely shade trees and some pretty natives to induce the birds...grevillia and banksia.
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• United States
30 Mar 09
My thumb is a hit or miss thumb LOL!! but still I try. My mom was the one who was the big gardener. LOL!! But I will have to say that I think you could do some herbs and be ok. The ones that I have planted right now have started to come up and I'm excited and I can't wait until I'm able to use the little buggers. Yum. But I'll tell you what I started some sunflower starters so that I can get a nice big flour barrel out front and they are growing like weeds. LOL!!!!I can't wait to transplant them to the outside.
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• United States
30 Mar 09
i tend to use a little of both. I wish I could grow safron but I can't.. LOL!! That spice only blooms once a year and then it's done so it's very expensive. LOL!!
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Mar 09
tomatoes already planed want some herbs too just havent bought them yest! and of course I have my flowers!
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• United States
28 Mar 09
I hear you I have my sunflowers taking off.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Very good!
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@agrim94 (3811)
• India
31 Mar 09
I live in a flat ( apartment) so i dont have a garden in my flat. But to think about it i would like a very nice lawn in my garden and in the lawn i would have a sunshade and couple of chairs and a table under it so i can play chess with my friends or have a nice party outside.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
what would you put in your garden like veggies.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
29 Mar 09
A must in my garden is vegetables. I want a tomato in my garden. I want egg plants and some local growing vegetables. I also love to put some flowers in it. And it is so sad that I don;t have one right now. If Id o, I will put as much as vegetable I can grow. I love eating organic vegetables. To me it tastes sweeter and better.
• United States
30 Mar 09
when you grow your own veggies you know exactly what is used to grow your veggies and you have a sense of accomplishment.
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@mummymo (23707)
29 Mar 09
Potatoes! You know I don't do the garden but the Niamh and daddy do - Niamh would be distraught if there were no potatoes for her to grow, pick and eat! xxx
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• United States
30 Mar 09
I hope that you get lots and lots of potatoes then..
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• Philippines
28 Mar 09
I love bell peppers. It's expensive if I buy it. to save on cost, I always have it in my garden. Besides, it's easy to plant them.
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• United States
30 Mar 09
I agree with you on that they are getting to be more and more expensive every year that is one reason I have peppers in my garden too. I need to go to lowes and get some seeds for a couple other things that I want to have in my garden and to replace a pumpking that didn't grow and a watermelon that isn't growing either.. My daughters planted the pumpkins one sprouted and the other one didn't and I don't want them to fight about the pumpkin.. So off to get more pumpkins. LOL!!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Mar 09
Well I don't have a veggie garden, just flowers, so my must haves are pretty much not edible. My two favorites are roses and irises, but I'm started to get a good variety of other things too.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
I wih you luck with your pretty flowers .. I have always love the fuzzy flowers I can't remember what they are called for the life of my right now. LOL!!!!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Mar 09
Me either, not a clue. :-)
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• United States
1 Apr 09
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I always plant tomatoes and bell peppers. I also plant radishes and carrots. I like to grow corn, potatoes, pumpkin, cantalope, lettuce and green beans. Peas are also good to have. I have onions, garlic, parsley, and strawberries. I like to have a good mix. I then can make salads all summer long. I also dehydrate some of the vegetables and make my own spices for winter. I freeze some of the harvest. This helps a lot on my grocery bill.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
mmmmmm yummy that is my goal for the upcoming winter and to have fresh salads all year long. Yum Yum...
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
6 Jun 10
We grow tomato, onion and drumstick as of now