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Old 06-30-2018, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Asian cucumbers, if I could only keep them watered enough in this blasting heat.
Love those but never tried growing them....
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:54 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers.
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:00 PM
 
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Pickling cucumbers!! They are sooo much better in salads that regular cukes. They are very crisp and juicy. Of course you can pickle them too if you like.
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:03 PM
 
Location: midvalley Oregon and Eastside seattle area
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green beans and of course cherry tomatoes
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Pickling cucumbers!! They are sooo much better in salads that regular cukes. They are very crisp and juicy. Of course you can pickle them too if you like.
That's what I plant too...love them in salads or even plain
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Old 06-30-2018, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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Big, juicy, beefsteak tomatoes. I don't know how anyone can choke down the ones from a grocery store.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:13 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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yellow crook neck summer squash. I can eat them every night.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Tomatoes have always been my favorite. I've grown just about everything else, but I still enjoy those the most.
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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Never had a beet? From the grocery store they can taste awful. They're supposed to be sweet--hence the addition of bone meal.

All I do is cut the leaves off and boil the beets until you can pierce them with a fork. Put them in the sink and rub the skins off. I use a regular table knife but first I slit the skin with a sharp knife to get it started.

Slice the warm beets and serve with butter.

I found some organic beets recently that were as good as home grown. The secret is all in the soil. Sandy soil like you'd grow carrots in and with a bit of bone meal to sweeten it and make them grow.
They are also tasty cold, sliced with mayo, salt and pepper.
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: I am right here.
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Tomatoes, peppers, basil, raspberries, and zucchini.
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