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Old 07-01-2018, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Indiana (USA)
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Tomatoes, green beans, peppers and garlic
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:30 AM
 
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Beets.

Because you get the greens and the beets!

And Chard... because you keep clipping off leaves, and more grow back. All summer long.

Steam the above. Add some butter and salt, if you prefer. Wonderful!
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Beets.

Because you get the greens and the beets!

And Chard... because you keep clipping off leaves, and more grow back. All summer long.

Steam the above. Add some butter and salt, if you prefer. Wonderful!


Swiss chard is another I haven't tried....need to get busy with preparing these "new" vegetables!
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Probably cucumbers. I grow a bush type. Even the ones I can purchase at the local farmer's markets don't compare to the ones fresh from the garden. When they are coming in, I'll eat 2 or 3 a day. I dream of them all winter.

The cucumbers were the only reason I didn't do a container garden this year. I don't know if I could get enough of them in containers.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Probably cucumbers. I grow a bush type. Even the ones I can purchase at the local farmer's markets don't compare to the ones fresh from the garden. When they are coming in, I'll eat 2 or 3 a day. I dream of them all winter.

The cucumbers were the only reason I didn't do a container garden this year. I don't know if I could get enough of them in containers.

I planted cucumbers in containers...they do quite well. Not too late to plant transplants!!
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:01 AM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Tomatoes are constantly giving fruit, so they're the garden stars. For a late fall harvest though, oca is worth waiting for.
It tastes like a "lemon potato".
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Tomatoes are constantly giving fruit, so they're the garden stars. For a late fall harvest though, oca is worth waiting for.
It tastes like a "lemon potato".
Oca? What is it? A tuber, fruit, etc???
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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It's a tuber grown in New Zealand, but originally from South America. I think it's from higher elevations in Peru, but google would be the expert on that. At any rate, the taste is great. Only wish it were something you could harvest all summer long like tomatoes.
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:51 PM
 
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I usually grow heirloom tomatoes, but not this year.
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:24 PM
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I love my cherry tomatoes. They're lucky if they make it inside. It's like eating liquid sunshine!
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