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Old 03-26-2009, 07:05 AM
 
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Default vegetable gardening

we are new to vegetable gardening, and would like information on which vegetables do best in our area,
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:21 AM
 
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I built an above ground garden because our soil around here has alot of clay. I do best with beef steak tomatoes, peppers, onions and herbs. My chives were awesome last year and mixed with sour cream on a baked potato is a wonderful side dish. I did cucumbers one year because we like them in our salads, but they seemed to have overtaken the rest of the garden.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:58 AM
 
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We've had good luck growing green beans up a trellis. Also tomatoes, acorn squash, watermelon, jalopenos, cucumbers, banana peppers, strawberries, and radishes.
We didn't have any luck with blueberries or raspberries.
As Erma said, the area has a lot of clay so we've had to till our garden and put down gardening soil in order to plant all of the above.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:41 AM
 
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we are new to vegetable gardening, and would like information on which vegetables do best in our area,

The three things Ive seen grow great in the area are peppers (especially spicy types), tomatoes and strawberries.
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:34 AM
 
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thanks for all the information.
I planted some loose lettuce seeds last week but think I may have been to late in doing that. but will see if anything comes up.

when should I plant tomato plants is it too soon??
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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thanks for all the information.
I planted some loose lettuce seeds last week but think I may have been to late in doing that. but will see if anything comes up.

when should I plant tomato plants is it too soon??
Yes, it's too soon. Wait a bit when our weather is more stable. I usually get my plants at McDonald Nursery or London Bridge Nursery. Have great luck with them. We planted our sunflower seeds a couple days ago.
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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my lettuce seeds are coming up, cant believe I am a bit excited about some little seeds.

I also have put in the raised beds, should I put mulch down ? we used a mushroom blend of soil and compost.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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my lettuce seeds are coming up, cant believe I am a bit excited about some little seeds.

I also have put in the raised beds, should I put mulch down ? we used a mushroom blend of soil and compost.
You can, but I don't. I only use it in my flower beds. I will be getting my tomato plants in the next couple weeks. I'm also doing chives this year. They were so good last year.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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do you buy the little six paks or do you buy the larger containers of plants, wondering if the large ones grow better, what's your favorite tomato.
I was thinking of trying early girl and or brandy wine, I also want to plant a roma and grape tomatoes.
I have a whole list of herbs and other plants I would like to try summer spinach squash zucchini leek swiss chard, beans, wondering if I am being too ambitious for a first garden.
kathy
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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are banana peppers sweet, I have never heard of them or are they just shaped like a banana.
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