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View Poll Results: What's in your garden?
Beans 15 41.67%
Sweet Corn 5 13.89%
Cabbage 3 8.33%
Carrots 5 13.89%
Beets 2 5.56%
Potato 4 11.11%
Peppers 23 63.89%
Pumpkins 3 8.33%
Squash 16 44.44%
Spinach 5 13.89%
Turnips 1 2.78%
Eggplants 5 13.89%
Cucumbers 15 41.67%
Endive 0 0%
Onions 11 30.56%
Kale 0 0%
Garlic 5 13.89%
Broccoli 4 11.11%
Collard 1 2.78%
Caulifower 1 2.78%
Asparagus 4 11.11%
Artichokes 0 0%
Mustard 0 0%
Okra 0 0%
Pea's 7 19.44%
Radish's 4 11.11%
Rhubarb 4 11.11%
Swiss Chard 2 5.56%
Another kind of vegetables. 24 66.67%
No garden this year. 4 11.11%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-25-2008, 12:55 AM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Hi, I will have Watermelon, Squash, Tomatos in my garden.


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Old 05-25-2008, 05:45 AM
Location: a nation with hope
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All the ones you mention, John1960, and a few more. Garden is not all that large - only about 8' wide and 40' long, but it's enough work! We're already eating our own lettuce and radishes, and enjoying the herbs - parsley, dill, three different kinds of basil, and sage. We also put in two blueberry bushes and 2 raspberry bushes. We enlarged the garden area by quite a bit. Last year, all we grew were tomatoes. Oh, yes - we'll also have sunflowers smiling and nodding their heads (in approval, I hope) over the garden!

Fun topic. thanks for starting this.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:42 PM
Location: Texas
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You left out probably the most popular -- tomatoes and lettuce!

I planted tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, sweet corn, banana peppers, eggplant, zucchini, canteloupe, and dill. Oh, and sunflowers! Love to snack on the seeds!
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:01 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have mostly squirrels and deers! Oh.. what have I planted.

Unfortunately, I have a deck garden because of the critters. Just have tomatos, green peppers and a blueberry bush.
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:51 PM
Location: Newport, NC
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Yeah, how could you forget tomatos. We also have sunflowers. We use the seeds in birdfeeders and also as part of our chincillas diet.
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:59 PM
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Where's the maters?!! You getting tired of hearing that John?

Fresh home-grown tomatoes are the best thing in the whole world.

We have 27 mater plants, 6 hills of squash, and 9 bell peppers, and about one long hill of 12 watermelons planted. With about 5-7 plants in each watermelon. We are going on a melon diet!

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Old 05-25-2008, 06:18 PM
Location: Central Coast, Ca
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I have my garden in containers because we have a gigantic oak tree in the back that precludes any in-ground gardening. But, I do have tomatoes, patty pan squash, bush green beans, cucumbers, swiss chard, jalapenos, peppermint, cilantro, basil and lemon basil, chives... not mention flowers and foliage plants. We bought a greenhouse and so I started these from seeds, getting the vegetables as determinate types so that I can keep them in control - hopefully! LOL It is starting to look like a jungle out back...
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:20 PM
Location: Piedmont NC
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Oh, man, John 1960! Your poll has made me crave some good summer-grown vegetables.

Years ago, the kindest old man would bring me fresh vegetables every day from his garden, and I felt so bad about his working the garden and sharing like that until I begged him to let me help. I was allergic to every plant in the garden. Odd, huh? But I could sure eat them all. I helped his wife wash and prepare the fresh vegetables after that. She would can some, and freeze some.

I have Swiss Chard in some containers on the deck and patio -- does that count? They looked beautiful with the pansies and violas, but I have no idea what to do with them now. Will they take the summer heat and humidity? So far, they are just beautiful. The bunnies like to sneak some leaves in the evening.
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:27 PM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I just tuck a few herbs, a few tomato plants, a jalapeno pepper, and cilantro into my flower beds. I like to make fresh salsa, have basil for my pasta, and sage for Thanksgiving. Also mint for the Mojitos.
I live in the country, so I mostly just leave the veg growing to the pros.
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:32 PM
Location: southern california
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wow you did not list tomatoes.
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