Do you plant a garden?
May 5, 2010 7:59pm CST
what kind of vegetables do you grow and tricks to use for better production.
7 Jun 10
Hi and welcome to mylot! Right now I´m trying to see whether I can have some cold season crops. Our winter is near and I planted rucule and have my usual herbs, most of which are perennial. I want to see if I can plant some potaotes in containers and I saved thr sacks from the soil I bought to upgrade the garden´s soil. After I finish my container´s work, I ´ll weed avery small veggie patch and prepare the soil for next Spring! Take care!
25 May 10
This is the 2nd year in a row that I've planted a small garden. I expanded it at the end of the last season. I am a novice gardener, so I don't really know too many tricks. This year I'm experimenting with upside down and square foot gardening. My favourite vegetable to grow is green beans. You can follow my garden blog to see how it all turns out. http://linkb.com/gardenfeed xoxo Cyne
10 May 10
I personally don't plant my own garden but my parents love to do it.We have enough money to buy everything but they prefer to grow their food so that we all know what we eat.I mean that money is never everything.For example I love the grill chicken but it has nothing to do with a real chicken meat.It is made in quite an artificial way.
• United States
6 May 10
I grow everything I can every year. This year, I've increased the size of my garden about three-fold. I want to freeze, can and dry as much as possible to last all year. I have fruit trees (apples, pears, plums, cherries, peaches, figs), nut trees (butternut, hickory and chestnut), berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, goji berries), vines (grapes, kiwi), along with annual vegetables. At the moment, I have spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, onions, shallots, garlic, radishes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants in the ground. The tricks I need most are those that keep bugs and wildlife away, since I'm an organic gardener and don't use pesticides. I plant things that are natural bug repellants such as marigolds and mint that helps to keep wildlife away. I hang small foil pans (made for tiny pies or tarts) to scare the birds away and also have a couple of plastic owls that seem to help to keep smaller wildlife like squirrels, rabbits, mice, chipmunks, etc. away. Actually, old CDs hung from trees and around the berries and veggies help to scare birds away, too. Hot pepper spray (made from cayenne or habanero peppers) on the fruit trees and around the vegetable garden help and citrus peels keep cats out of the garden. For fertilizing, I make my own mulch and garden soil by composting. There are literally thousands of worms in my dirt and they help to make it very fertile (vermicompost). I prefer this method of fertilizing over any chemically-produced fertilizers. I guess I'm doing it right because I seem to be having the best crop ever this year. I just picked and ate my first ripe strawberry yesterday and was it ever YUMMY!!!
6 May 10
Gardening is my family's source of income. When I was younger, we only had Sayote as the harvest is at least 4 times a month. However, we've also started planting other vegetables. There are a lot of ways to improve production. However, there will really be planting seasons that soil viruses arise and no fertilizer or insecticide can fight it. Crop rotation is also important as the soil's richness changes over time. We had to stop gardening for several years just to let the soil rest of all those fertilizers and pesticides. Good thing that right now, there's organic farming-another alternative.
• United States
6 May 10
I plant a garden almost every year. The trick is to work at it! :) Use compost and natural fertilizer, keep weeds away and keep it well watered. Plant according to what grows best with what (companion planting) and be prepared to put in some time every day to keep an eye on what might need to be done. I grow tomatoes, beans, squash, corn, beets, onions, spinach, lettuce, radishes, peas... strawberries, rhubarb, horseradish and Jerusalem artichokes, plus whatever happens to catch my interest each year. I don't have much room, so it's just a little of this and a little of that.