Vegetable Gardening

@kathy77 (7488)
Australia
March 8, 2007 12:30pm CST
A good tip for growing lettuces in containers is to use one of the 'multihole' hanging pots - just plant a lettuce seedling in each of the holes. The easiest way I know to get tomatoes to grow is to mush up overripe tomatoes and cover them with soil - free seeds and you can choose a variety of tomato like cherry or yellow pear that is smaller for growing in pots! Easy grow flowers Calendulas are very easy flowers to grow and you can even use the petals in salads. These flowers seem to self-seed and care for themselves. Vegies by the tub You can grow any vegetables in tubs. I haven't had to buy tomatoes for months! I purchased a punnet of six cherry tomato plants, placed three in one tub immediately and kept the other three in the small container they came in for three weeks before planting in another tub to stagger their growing period. This meant that by the time the first tub of tomatoes had finished producing, the second plant was ready and I was able to keep picking the fruit for another month or two. This gave me a steady crop of tomatoes from December until Easter. You could do the same with carrots, parsley, garlic, onions or lettuces.
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• Philippines
10 Mar 07
Thanks for the very useful tips. I keep around three to four vegetable plots on backyard and I grow tomatoes on one of the plots. I'll use your tip on mushing up overripe tomatoes and use the seeds to grow more tomatoes. Staggering the growing period to have a steady stream of produce as you suggest is also worth a try.
• United States
11 Mar 07
I have a seperate garden that I call my 'surpise garden' for a good reason. During the winter, I throw all my kitchen waste in it and come spring, till it all under. Then I get surprise seedlings that vary year to year. lol Last year I had a wide variety of tomatoes, pumkins, cucumbers, squash, melons and peppers. Easy plant garden. I still have my regular garden as well. I take some of the seedlings from my surprise garden for my reg. garden. I do that with my annuals as well. Just let them self-sow in the fall and till under in spring.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
11 Mar 07
Thank you for responding to my discussion but could you kindly put your response in the right place as that way I can rate your response and also we would both be paid for this as your response went in the wrong scction.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I'm sorry, you got me laughing with this one - not about the gardening part but tomatoes from December until Easter. Here in US it's more like if lucky July until October :( I want a greenhouse soooo bad. I would have tons of fresh flowers and veggies year round.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
8 Mar 07
Hi byfaithonly, well you have to remember I do not live in the States, I live in Australia and this is the time that we do this. Also I understand about the States as I have many family that live there in different states in America, thank you for replying and God bless you
@mummymo (23707)
10 Mar 07
Thanks Kathy that sound good - as soon as I've had my op I'm going to try this - it should be about the right time here in Scotland then!
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@weemam (13377)
8 Mar 07
My dad used to do this kind of thing , he just loved his greenhouse and he spent hours in it , But sadly with the Alzheimer's he has forgotten all of these things and the greenhouse lies empty . I wanted to work in it with him m, but mum was worried he might loose his balance and get hurt , thanks anyway for the tips pal xx
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