Summer is giving its bounty in my garden.

@marguicha (100080)
Chile
January 27, 2012 5:43am CST
The tomatoes are already at the table and I am not picking up the sweet peppers only because they are so beautiful that I will only do it at the last moment. I have had some problems with some of my plants, basically when I bought imported seed. They were more expensive and did not do as well in our soil. What experiences do you have with your vegetable garden? Those of you who are in Winter: what are your plans for next year? Share!
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9 responses
27 Jan 12
in my garden, there are different types of vegetable that i plough, here is , tamoto, patato, lady finger, green piece. the same problem is with me that some time they grow very much, but some time not very much. i don't use imported seeds. generally i take seeds from local shop near to my home.
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@marguicha (100080)
• Chile
2 Feb 12
In my case, I think I have to learn more about the kind of seeds I need for the kind of climate we have here. I haven´t been able to go to a nursery lately and the seeds bought at supermarkets are not the same.
@peavey (16856)
• United States
27 Jan 12
It's wintertime here, but I've been drooling over the seed catalogs! It won't be long until it's time to start plants indoors for transplanting later. What I'd give for a homegrown tomato right now! Last year was a bad year for gardening here, but this year will be better. A combination of things went against us - weather was very hot and dry and we had two new beds that weren't ready yet. This year, we'll be better prepared. The seed list is ready, the pots are at hand. All I have to do is wait for the ground to thaw to get at my compost pile!
@marguicha (100080)
• Chile
2 Feb 12
I am not happy with my vegetable plot this year although I had some success with peppers and tomatoes. I hope next year they will be better. I´m studying sun and shade now.
@peavey (16856)
• United States
2 Feb 12
Gardening is always a learning process, it seems.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Feb 12
I actually haven't had good luck with a garden in my yard because of the fact that our lot and the lots that are surrounding our lot are heavily wooded and that does also mean that there is a lot of wildlife around here. I've tried to grow tomatos and I never got to eat the first one off of my tomato plants because the squirrels ate them first. However, as the spring rolls around, I would love to try growing some tomatos again this year.
@marguicha (100080)
• Chile
2 Feb 12
My daughter made raised beds and covered them with a sort of wire so that animals did not tramp on the plants. She´s doing better than I have in all but peppers and basil
@Kalyni2011 (3503)
• India
28 Jan 12
Hi sister Wish i could visit your garden and taste the sauce and pickles you make, i had a garden in front of my home, but in 2009, we broke the old home, built a new one, the garden is gone.. Because of my love for gardens, hubby made one on the roof, along the boundary walls,i planted tomatoes, french beans and flower plants, that i need for daily pooja, but am sorry to tell you, i am unable to take care because of pain in soles of feet, i can't go over the steps lol.. Happy posting, cheers. Kalyani
@marguicha (100080)
• Chile
2 Feb 12
Hi sister, This year has not been as good as others for my garden for the same reason you have:health. I try my best and look with pride at my tomatoes and sweet pepper. But I hope next ywear it will be better.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
27 Jan 12
I would love to be able to grow tomatoes and other things that could keep me healthy. I guess I just need to look into how to do a garden using pots since I live in an apartment and don't have a yard. Enjoy those tomatoes for me!
@marguicha (100080)
• Chile
2 Feb 12
I will although last year´s tomatoes were better. But on the other hand, this year I have more peppers, sweet and hot.
• United States
19 Feb 12
I just bought a house and I plan on putting in an organic garden for most of the back yard. There are four of us here that can work in the garden so it should be a pretty good one. I need to get plenty of manure, composted cow or horse manure will work or if I can find a rabbit farmer that has plenty of rabbit manure to put on will be good also. I plan on growing the "three sisters (beans, corn and squash, Native American foods) as well as other things that we all like. In the future, I plan on using raised beds for growing our vegetables and fruits, but for now because money is tight, we will just dig in the manure on the fairly level yard and hope for the best. We will be mulching the plants to help conserve water and also to help rain from splashing dirt onto the plants and causing diseases from spreding. I have many ideas, now I just have to put them to work. I will be putting in a "tropical fish room" and there is a sump pump that runs water out to the back yard somewhere. I will have to find out where it runs to so that I can use the discharged water from water changes on my aquariums to water the garden.
@stringer321 (3101)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
3 Feb 12
Hello , marguicha . It's been a while since I last logged in here and it is good to be back. I needed some inspiration :) Well , in my garden I don't grow any fruits or vegetables but we have some mediu Cypress trees. I don't like them really and I have to cut their branches every couple of monthes. The nice part is that some of my neighbours grow lemons , pomegranades and pasiphlora and it grows fine , sometimes there are bats that eat the friut soon but no one cares about it... I would like to start growing vegetables someday but I don't know how to start.
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
30 Jan 12
Hi there, Well i dont really have a formal garden but i do have a onion in a pot since i live in an apartment, i left for a couple of days and left my vegestables on the fridge when i came back i had to dispose all of my veggies but the onion that i let behind seem to have grown and had roots, so i placed it in a pot and now i have a root crop in my apartment, yey.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
27 Jan 12
We collect seeds from our successful plants and plant them as starters indoors to use the next year. I also try to get a few starters to see if I can get good or even better plants from them. We will not be planting until May here in Oregon.