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Old 06-30-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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So many to choose from...be specific on type of vegetable, name etc.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:23 AM
 
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Good question.

Beets. Light soil to which I add bonemeal. Plant seeds water and you have beet greens. After that you get sweet tender beets. Easy, yummy, don't take up much room.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Good question.

Beets. Light soil to which I add bonemeal. Plant seeds water and you have beet greens. After that you get sweet tender beets. Easy, yummy, don't take up much room.
How do you prepare them?
Unbelievably, I've never had a beet!!! And I love vegetables...
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Tomatoes and chiles.
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:49 AM
 
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Asian cucumbers, if I could only keep them watered enough in this blasting heat.
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Good question.

Beets. Light soil to which I add bonemeal. Plant seeds water and you have beet greens. After that you get sweet tender beets. Easy, yummy, don't take up much room.
I might give them a try next spring. I always buy mine at the farmers market. In fact I got some today. It is the last of the season so I have to treat them like gold.

I think my favorite veggie to grow has to be tomatoes or should I say favorite fruit? I love peppers as well. Of course both of them grow pretty well here, so I can be proud of what I see in the garden.
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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Peas and beans because they grow so fast, and I can munch on them right there in the garden while I'm watering and weeding. Also, tendrils are beautiful to look at.
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Old 06-30-2018, 12:07 PM
 
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How do you prepare them?
Unbelievably, I've never had a beet!!! And I love vegetables...
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.
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Old 06-30-2018, 12:16 PM
 
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Sugar snap peas. I love that they're easy, look beautiful, and I can eat them right off the vine!

Hmm... My planting got all messed up this year because we moved, but now I'm thinking it's not too late to start a couple of pea plants in containers!
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Old 06-30-2018, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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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.
That sounds great...was always afraid to try pickled beets...
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