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AlmaDawg
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FDB gardeners?



How many of you grow your own? Herbs and or vegetables. Bucket garden or big garden.

I have an 25ft X 20Ft garden spot in my back yard. I expanded it this week and tilled in a whole bunch of oak leaves and fire barrel ash. I ammend the soil with leaves, ash, cow manure and compost to make it richer. I have some pretty good earth for growing food. I compost everything I can from the kitchen from veggie peels to coffee grounds.

Normally, I do a spring garden with a few varieties of tomaotes, cucumbers, bell peppers, eggplant, jalapenos, and normally rotate between zuchinni and yellow squash.

I am looking forward to planting it in late March/early April.

Anybody else like growing their own?







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fightin tigers
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I do all my own herbs, sometimes I throw out some tomatoes or peppers, but usually I don't have the commitment to keep up with veggies.





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AlmaDawg
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fightin tigers


When I first moved out, I lived in a small garage appartment. I grew tomaotes, eggplant, jalapenos and a rotation of others in 5 gallon buckets. 50/50 potting soil and cow manure. Make sure they get plenty of sun and water them often, and not much commitment turns into fresh veggies!






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fightin tigers
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I have planters with automatic sprinklers and all that. It is a weeding and pest control issue.

Also I am not big on veggies and work with a bunch of rednecks that supply me at all times.






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RMFT
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I grow some herbs and peppers in a 8' x 4' cedar raised bed. Last year I did bell peppers, jalapenos, rosemary, and basil. The rosemary is still going strong, replanted basil and some cherry tomatoes last weekend. I'll plant some more bell peppers soon.

I'm also looking into some citrus trees and would appreciate any advice, I'm thinking about doing that in a large pot.






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AlmaDawg
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I have planters with automatic sprinklers and all that. It is a weeding and pest control issue.

Also I am not big on veggies and work with a bunch of rednecks that supply me at all times


Nothing wrong with help! I supply a few neighbors and family with some produce every summer, plus have enough to enjoy fresh and put some back for the freezer or canned. I really enjoy doing it.






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AlmaDawg
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RMFT


I have 2 large rosemary bushes by my garden. They are a hardy plant. I grow some other herbs in pot on my front porch. Chives and basil now, may add a few.

I can't help with advice on the citrus. I have never tried to grow any, but I have been thinking about trying.






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PBeard
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I've got basil, two types of thyme, rosemary, two types of sage, parsley, green onions, some lettuce and some broccoli i saw at Lowe's. This is my first year with the raised bed.

No idea when to plant, but my parents are grafting some black krim and yellow zebra tomatoes for me. Always heard it was when the pecan trees bud.

I also planted a satsuma and a Lisbon lemon- you can see one in the background







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Martini
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With the exception of basil I grow all my herbs in pots. I have several large terra cotta and I'll plant two different herbs in each and let them grow together. I grow a few hot peppers but no bell peppers. My space is better used for pickling cucumbers, tomatos, tomatillos and lemon cucumbers.

It produces a lot. I can pickles and tomatos and make gallons of salsa verde and pesto.






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AlmaDawg
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PBeard


Nice looking raised beds! You will do well! Around here, SE GA, the rule of thumb is to plant after Easter. I normally plant a little ahead of that. If we have frost, I cover the plants with 5 gallon buckets.

I try to set plants on the full moon closest to Easter.






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Salmon
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I always grow my own herbs in pots and I have a 4x12 raised bed garden that I usually plant zucchini, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and pepper.

Currently I have kale, cabbage, spinach, and broccoli going strong.

I plan to add 2 more 4x12 raised beds this spring.






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Zappas Stache
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Herbs: Oregano, Basil, .

Veggies: Tomatoes, lettuce, onions, jalepenos, bel peppers, asparagus and beer hops.






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CHEDBALLZ
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Ive had raised bed gardens and in the ground gardens. This year im going back to in the ground. I grow cucumbers, tomatos, bell peppers (has to be the driest part of the garden with the most sun) zuccini... ive grown corn in the past.

Martini.... whats lemon cucumbers

You can get them tomato plants in the next few weeks if you want an early start..... winter is just about done. If wr do get a frost cover them so the frost doesnt get on them.

For my cucumbers I put 3 t post in the ground spaced 5 feet apart. I then tie wrap a piece of 16' cattle fence to it and use that as my trellis. Ive been having that set up for 5 years and it still looks new. Cost be about 35 bucks but it was well worth it. Hardest part was getting the fence section from the farmers market to my house.



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RaginCajunz
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We grow peppers, yardlong green beans and tomatoes every year. I just put our seeds in the cups last night and I need to find the timer to get the grow lights going.

Planted 3/24/12 last year


6/23/12 garden and this is a typical harvest every few days during the summer.








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OldTigahFot
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I live in a town house so I have to grow my herbs in pots on the back deck where they get western sun. I have some new plants out there right now but I won't plant seeds until I'm sure the cold has all but passed. We may still get a few days in the lower 40's over the next 4 weeks.





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hungryone
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My tomatoes are in the ground already....I'm betting we won't have another frost, so I put in some Celebrity, Better Boy, and beef master tomatoes. The rest of my garden is devoted, in warm weather, to purple hull peas, peppers, and herbs. I'm always amazed that folks pay $$$ for tiny bunches of herbs when most are easily grown here.

Oh, and save the root ends off of green onions. Stick em in the ground and they will happily resprout. Voila, green onion tops....snip off the tops whenever you need scallions. Plant will keep growing for years.






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TreeDawg
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only thing else I add is Egg Shells, in addition to those you listed.......I am planting early this year unlike last.......


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AlmaDawg
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Egg Shells


I wash and pulverize egg shells to go into the compost, and I use larger pieces around the base of my plants to keep the slugs/snails off the plants.






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LSUballs
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Wife tends to the herbs, and she's pretty damn good with em. She has them in a flower bed. I've got a big garden. Prolly 1,200 sq ft. I grow 40-60 mater plants, cukes, squash, peppers, egg plant, okra and various other veggies. I've got one of the kids old plastic swimming pools heaped full of dirt that grows some badass Yukon gold and red taters. My back pasture is about 8 acres I plant sunflowers in to blast doves. I'm going to plant an acre or too in sweet corn this year. I've tried peas back there in the past and the damn deer destroyed them. Hoping they don't do the same to my G-90.





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AlmaDawg
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They eat green tomatoes off of my plants. No use in trying to grow peas for me, it is a wasted effort. Last year I put rebar posts around the corners of my garden and put 3 strands of 30lb test fishing line up. It kept the deer out, suprizingly. I heard they can't see it as well as a wire, and it will freak them out when they walk into it. It must work, because I got all my tomatoes this past year.






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