New Veggie growing

@webeishere (36377)
United States
May 22, 2009 10:42am CST
This is a shot of one of my pea's I planted this year. Never grew them before but trying this year. I planted them along my fence so they can climb the chain link. So what new veggie have you tried growing recently? Any luck? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@dragon54u (30576)
• United States
22 May 09
Almost all these vegetables are new to me! I'm growing broccoli, which I've never tried, and squashes. I have peas, forgot they needed to climb! I have some wire stakes I can use, though. It reminds me how pretty sweet peas are, have you ever grown those? I'm trying those next year by the garage, I love those flowers!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
22 May 09
This is my 1st try at any type of peas. Brocholi is easy to grow. Just have to cut them off before they go to seed. They regrow a few times on each plant as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@dragon54u (30576)
• United States
22 May 09
Wow, so one broccoli plant will conceivably give me 3 crops? Cool!! You're a fountain of info! Peas are so easy to grow, and soooo yummy!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
22 May 09
I was going to see if you mentioned what the new pea is you are attempting but didn't see it on the picture but did see on the tags you had snap. We have had them before in a garden and they were delicious. In a magazine the other day that I got in the mail it has a package of seeds, plant package and all and it should grow lettuce it says. Will have to see, too bad it didn't come with tomatoes also for a salad. hahaha
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
22 May 09
I do believe they are snap peas. Have to check the package someday. It's in the garage with my gardening tools. I've the same square for lewttuce. I forget which magazinew it was in. Got to rush out and plant that today as well. Thanks for reminding me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
22 May 09
I got mine with my Kraft food & family magazine.
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26 May 09
i try to grow something new every year in the veggie line. I am not very successful with peas, i have tried nearly every year, but I will succeed one year hopefully. Last year i tried growing butternut squashes and rhubarb and luckily the results were very good with both. this year i am trying all sorts of different types of lettuce , kale and chinese cabbage. My husband bought me a cold frame and i have discovered that if i shut it up tight of a night it keeps out the slugs and snails! So no nasty little holes in the leaves overnight
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• United States
26 May 09
The new one we are trying this year is Okra. It was planted by seed a few days ago so hard to say if we'll even get a sprout yet. I'm hopeful!
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
26 May 09
Well this year wwe are trying eggplant two different kinds. The ourple one and then the white. As seen a rescipe for them mix them and a few other thngs cook in olive oil and they say taste is great. Your friend onlyida
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@KrauseHome (31329)
• United States
24 May 09
You are making me jealous. I really want to live in a place I can plant a Garden. We are actually in the process of putting our Condo back on the market and hoping it will Sell this time so that we can consider planting a Garden as well. Wishing you the Best.
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@byfaithonly (10717)
• United States
23 May 09
I grew pea's last year for the first time in ages but they didn't do too well - they were at the very back of the garden and as dry as it was I don't think they got enough water. The few I got were good though - I just ate them off the vine while doing other things in the garden.
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23 May 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, I am sure you will do well with your peas and they will be very tasty, no I have never tried to grow peas before so good luck to you with yours as it looks fine. Tamara
@AmbiePam (43416)
• United States
22 May 09
Trying a lot of new things this year, huh. Just more stuff to make me jealous of! I will admire the peas you will grow, but I will covet the watermelon!
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• Canada
25 May 09
I've planted a dwarf variety of peas this year called Little Marvel. I've never grown peas before that weren't climbers. I used to live rural but for now I'm in the suburbs and, at this point, my garden isn't very big. The bed I'm using is big enough for the peas, green and yellow beans, 4 tomato plants, chives and italian parsley. The rest of what I'm growing is in containers (8 more tomato plants, a cherry tomato, green and red peppers, sweet basil, peppermint and lavender). Something else I'm trying new this year is growing the upside down tomato plants - I'm experimenting with two hanging baskets lined with coconut fiber. I'm kind of hoping that works because it would open up many more possibilities space-wise!