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I feel like there have to be at least a few members on here who spend a lot of time in the garden, we have so many members from so many places with so many backgrounds. Who's gonna own up?

No pics right now, boring time of year anyway. Maybe I'll post some in the summer. I've got many vegetables and a couple fruits planted right now and I'm learning more and more every year to make my plants better, to help them produce more food that tastes better. I use 2 raised beds in a semi shady area for shade tolerant plants, otherwise the rest is just planted in dirt at ground level.
 

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I grow tomatoes, herbs and all kinds of peppers. I'm more of an inside gardenée but my gf is planning on a big vegetable garden this summer
 

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I grow tomatoes, herbs and all kinds of peppers. I'm more of an inside gardenée but my gf is planning on a big vegetable garden this summer
You got your tomato varieties picked out? I'm kind of obsessed with them this year. Hence 3 kinds of plants.

I started from seed, although in the future I may start from greenhouse starts because the seeds are really finicky. Actually just transplanted them outside a few days ago because of this nice weather.

Complete list of what I'm trying to grow currently: beets, cauliflower, carrots, lettuce, sweetcorn, 2 types of large tomatoes and 1 cherry tomato plant, potatoes, radishes, cucumbers, snap peas, onions, strawberries, blueberries, squash, bell peppers, I think I have a surviving garlic plant from last year too.

I'm partly trying to see what grows well and partly trying to see how little I can spend at the grocery store at the peak of the season. Good time occupier for the perpetually bored too.
 

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I've got Oregano, Mint, and Rosemary. Not doing vegetables this year because I'm moving in July.
 

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I've got Oregano, Mint, and Rosemary. Not doing vegetables this year because I'm moving in July.
Spices/herbs are great to have on hand fresh. They taste a lot better. Most of them are pretty easy to grow too. I bought an assorted herb planter last summer, did absolutely nothing to it for the past 5 months probably except occasionally pull dead branches out, all the original herbs are still growing strong, they don't even need that much sun.
 

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That's a heck of a garden you are growing Bob. This year I will only grow zucchini and tomatoes. It is a lot of work to grow a large garden. I started vegetable gardening in 2004 but have missed a couple of years due to life. If you know a farmer they are a wealth of good information.
I love the rich flavor of my own vegetables, especially tomatoes, and like the fact I know if any insecticides were used, what was used and when. Normally you can get by without insecticides. Best wishes on your garden. That's a larger variety of veges than I have ever done.
 

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I feel like there have to be at least a few members on here who spend a lot of time in the garden, we have so many members from so many places with so many backgrounds. Who's gonna own up?

No pics right now, boring time of year anyway. Maybe I'll post some in the summer. I've got many vegetables and a couple fruits planted right now and I'm learning more and more every year to make my plants better, to help them produce more food that tastes better. I use 2 raised beds in a semi shady area for shade tolerant plants, otherwise the rest is just planted in dirt at ground level.
I would love to but my dog will just digg it up. He jumped my last garden fence just to screw it up because he saw a rabbit, but few years ago I grew some Carolina Reapers.
 

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That's a heck of a garden you are growing Bob. This year I will only grow zucchini and tomatoes. It is a lot of work to grow a large garden. I started vegetable gardening in 2004 but have missed a couple of years due to life. If you know a farmer they are a wealth of good information.
I love the rich flavor of my own vegetables, especially tomatoes, and like the fact I know if any insecticides were used, what was used and when. Normally you can get by without insecticides. Best wishes on your garden. That's a larger variety of veges than I have ever done.
I have extremely limited space, so I'm not likely to have an ongoing harvest of anything really except tomatoes, lettuce, and possibly the peas. If I had more room and time I could do staggered planting where I start seeds every few weeks through the summer so the plants that produce all at once and die can keep being replanted and you can get more out of them.
 

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One thing that others appreciate when you have too much of something is free quality vegetables. How long have you been doing a garden?
 

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I planted last year 2 rhubarb plants , they grew fast enough to harvest some stems to mix with strawberries (bought)....delicious on toasts/ice cream.

Easy to grow , dont attract too much pest.The bugs i had were killed with my homemade tazer ......tziiitttttttt

Good topic @spongebobradarpants :hfive:
 

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I planted last year 2 rhubarb plants , they grew fast enough to harvest some stems to mix with strawberries (bought)....delicious on toasts/ice cream.

Easy to grow , dont attract too much pest.The bugs i had were killed with my homemade tazer ......tziiitttttttt

Good topic @spongebobradarpants :hfive:
My grandpa used to grow tons of rhubarb and my grandma would make sauces, jelly, jams, etc with rhubarb to no end. Those were the good old days.

One thing that others appreciate when you have too much of something is free quality vegetables. How long have you been doing a garden?
I've been trying to grow stuff for 4 or 5 years now, this is only my 2nd year with anything resembling a complete garden though.
 

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Been wanting to do this. As a kid, dad always grew his own veggies. We are on 2 acres, so I have the space. I was thinking of building a 12x12 raised bed for tomatoes, squash, okra zucchini, peppers, etc. Most anything can be grown in Oklahoma. I wanted to do it this year but sadly, I just dont think I'll get the time.
 

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Cant here. Deer/turkeys/wild hogs/rabbits/birds eat everything in one night.
 

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My wife does a garden. Tomatoes,Green beans,onions,asparagus,cabbage, purple potatoes, beets, lettuce, carrots, radish, jalapeno's and other stuff.
I do the heavy lifting and she has the green thumb. You cannot beat fresh.
 

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I hate mosquitos so no garden for me.
 

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