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Old 05-29-2015, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I do have a very small garden, in fact most would laugh when they see it, but I like to grow tomato, sage, onion, thyme, and snap peas!
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:23 AM
 
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Tomatoes, lots of peppers, beets, lettuce, chard, onions, cucumbers, beans, an assortment of herbs.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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We grow the type of stuff that we'd otherwise spend the most money on --

Potatoes
Onions
Carrots
Squash
Tomatoes
Peppers

We use all of these most heavily in cooking, and put special emphasis on tomatoes, of which we grow literally hundreds of pounds. These items either go into our root cellar, or get canned in marathon outdoor canning sessions (esp. tomato sauce). The onions that don't go into root storage are chopped (as are peppers) and frozen for use in recipes or on the griddle.

Herbs are more my wife's department, but I know she grows basil, celery leaf, marjoram and oregano, among others (like lemon mint), but not sure what they all are.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:36 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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We grow the type of stuff that we'd otherwise spend the most money on --

Potatoes
Onions
Carrots
Squash
Tomatoes
Peppers

We use all of these most heavily in cooking, and put special emphasis on tomatoes, of which we grow literally hundreds of pounds. These items either go into our root cellar, or get canned in marathon outdoor canning sessions (esp. tomato sauce). The onions that don't go into root storage are chopped (as are peppers) and frozen for use in recipes or on the griddle.

Herbs are more my wife's department, but I know she grows basil, celery leaf, marjoram and oregano, among others (like lemon mint), but not sure what they all are.
Most people would think that a southern garden would be more productive than a New England one, but as a transplanted northerner, I think it is much harder to get good vegetables to grow in the south. They really do better with nice cool night temperatures. Not to mention that nice rich soil.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Location: Location
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For the first time, I have two tomato plants in containers on my back deck. If they produce, I'll have plenty of maters for the Summer. If not, oh, well.

Now if I could figure out how to grow cannoli...
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Parsley, chives, oregano and basil in a container.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:40 PM
 
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We grow vegetables all year round, but right now the cool season vegetables (lettuce, spinach, carrots, radishes, beets) are on the way out. I might get another 2-3 weeks out of them depending on the weather. For the summer, I've put in two tomatoes, three cucumbers, one zucchini (one is enough--already getting lots of zucchini!), two bell peppers, and pole beans.

I have a rosemary plant that does wonderfully, and two bay trees in pots. Other than that I'm not fond of growing herbs. Most of them, I don't use enough to make it worthwhile. They just end up going to seed unused. The ones I do use are so cheap anyway. A big bunch of cilantro is only 50 cents at the store, so I don't bother trying to grow it.
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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This is my first garden at the new house, so I'm still learning what will do well and where. I have:

rosemary
sage
thyme
oregano
dill
parsley
cilantro
basil
4 types of chili peppers
garlic chives
chives
green onions
romaine lettuce (bolted super quick due to heat)
2 types of chard
collard greens
kale
2 types mint
manoa lettuce
arugla
spinach
2 types of tomatoes
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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I have two tomato plants (while both are flowering, only the one that gets the most sunlight is actually producing fruit so far . . . I imagine that the other plant won't be too far behind), basil, and thyme. I had rosemary, but it didn't take too kindly to being re-potted.
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:30 PM
 
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Unfortunately for me, anything I grow that's edible gets eaten before I can harvest it. So, I grow squirrel food. Oh, and okra.
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