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Old 03-23-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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Hi, we're doing a vegetable garden, but we are limited with space. What five vegetables are the best to grow--excluding corn and peas, please. Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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Do you live in La? If you will tell us appx where, we could probably help more.
Tomatoes are always a good veg to grow; about now would be a good time to plant. If you live in N La chances are you may have to cover them as we can still have frost and light freezing weather thru mid April. We usually don't but I've experienced it often enough.

Snap beans-get them in the ground now. Wait a couple weeks for yellow squash, eggplant, okra. Things like broccoli, cauliflower, spinach are best grown in the fall. Carrots and radishes can be planted throughout the year. Hope this helps.

Anybody else?
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Haynesville, La.-Pangburn, Ar.
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Do you live in La? If you will tell us appx where, we could probably help more.
Tomatoes are always a good veg to grow; about now would be a good time to plant. If you live in N La chances are you may have to cover them as we can still have frost and light freezing weather thru mid April. We usually don't but I've experienced it often enough.

Snap beans-get them in the ground now. Wait a couple weeks for yellow squash, eggplant, okra. Things like broccoli, cauliflower, spinach are best grown in the fall. Carrots and radishes can be planted throughout the year. Hope this helps.

Anybody else?
Sounds like you hit it pretty close. Although, We have broccoli and cabbage growing now. Usually have good luck with it this time of the year. It's hard to beat fresh broccoli and cabbage. We also have onions growing. My father-in-law will soon plant his 12 acres of watermelons.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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Sounds like you hit it pretty close. Although, We have broccoli and cabbage growing now. Usually have good luck with it this time of the year. It's hard to beat fresh broccoli and cabbage. We also have onions growing. My father-in-law will soon plant his 12 acres of watermelons.
Yes, Rainbow, I have to take back the broccoli and cabbage. I have actually grown those here in mid-summer and they still did pretty good. Leaf lettuce will do fine in spring as well. Salad anyone?LOL
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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Thanks! That helps a lot. We are in NE Louisiana, and I'm looking forward to picking our own lettuce and tomatoes. Next week, we're building a chicken coop and ordering chicks! I'll let y'all know how it goes. Thanks again!
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Haynesville, La.-Pangburn, Ar.
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Thanks! That helps a lot. We are in NE Louisiana, and I'm looking forward to picking our own lettuce and tomatoes. Next week, we're building a chicken coop and ordering chicks! I'll let y'all know how it goes. Thanks again!
Good luck..........
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana
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I will be planting in the next couple of weeks, tomatoes, yellow and red bell peppers, bannana peppers, parsley, chives, cucumbers-I am waiting for the new moon. I was all set to do this last weekend when a friend of mine said that this is the wrong time of the month to plant, I was totally ignorant about this and decided to investigate- well for the sake of being safe I will wait for the new moon. There are several websites giving info on this subject-what do yall think??? I am just a novice at this but I am willing to learn. I am doing square foot beds-more experimentation.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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Thanks! That helps a lot. We are in NE Louisiana, and I'm looking forward to picking our own lettuce and tomatoes. Next week, we're building a chicken coop and ordering chicks! I'll let y'all know how it goes. Thanks again!

Here's a nice LA-based website. The guy has fantastic videos on it, plus a forum...

Growing a Vegetable Garden
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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Tomatoes, peppers, and herbs are all VERY easy for new gardeners.
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