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post #1 of 15
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hey guys wondering what you have in your own personal garden

what i have is
6 basil plants
thyme
oregano
sage
rosemary
dill
tye basil is going in his week

veggies
red and swiss chard
garlic
a variety of lettuce
blackberries
tomatoes
broccoli ( today i made a cream of broccoli soup)
onion
and i have a cherry tree too
orange
myer lemon tree

as a culanary student i have found this to be a lot cheeper to just work with what i have and i get the freshest veggies i can get.


what do you guys plant?
post #2 of 15
We've been working on our backyard for over a year and there's still work to be done. When we purchased our place, the back consisted of green astroturf over a bed of sand. Now we have some plant life and things are beginning to shape up.

Basil
Tarragon
Rosemary
Thyme
Parsley

Tomato plants in pots

Garden box w/radish, beets, carrots, peas, white habanero, chiles, green onion

Fig, meyer lemon, orange & tangerine trees.

before & current
post #3 of 15
last years beetroot and carrots and garlic planted in december. Still too early for planting out seeds. So the windowsill is full of starter pots. It was below freezing last night. not forgetting the weeds and wurrums
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post #4 of 15
last year, lemon verbena, basil....sweet and thai, rosemary, tarragon, lemon grass

Pansys are the only thing out.....too cold.....it snowed a foot last week.

So, this year I'm going for the above, loads of various flowers including hydrangas, peonies, pansys, gerber daisys, marigolds.....

no veg nor fruit for me, that's what the farmers' markets are for.....maybe rhubarb.....and boy I'd love a gooseberry bush stickers and all.
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post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
wow, this really reminds me that living in California makes things a lot easer, we are already into spring here and have 70* weather, i planted my herbs 2 weeks ageo and there doing good, i can understand for the people that live in areas with snow you have to use local farmers market, well good luck with this years crop, i want to go buy some thai basil this week and maybe some teragon if i can find it
post #6 of 15
For herbs I'm growing rosemary, thyme, lemon verbena, cilantro, chives, parsley, basil, dill, oregano and lavender.

I've got roma, cherry, red slicing and late-season tomatoes, pole beans, sugar snap peas, watermelon, cucumbers, radishes, lettuce, habaneros, poblanos, jalapenos and California bell peppers.

Also sunflowers for their seeds and 4 blueberry bushes.

I don't like to plant it unless it's edible!
post #7 of 15
Red peppers

green peppers

broccoli (1st time)

string beans (1st time)
strawberries (1st tiem also)

eggplant

Plum tomatos

beef steak tomatos

brussel srouts (1st time)

sage, rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil
post #8 of 15
I just sold a house in March with a great garden, its now July and I finally purchased another. But no garden, hopefully I will have a fall planting....I live in Phoenix so it is really inhospitable to planting now...average 110 degrees. But in the fall I will do chard, beets, peppers, and herbs, Thai or cinnamon basil will last the winter here, as will most woody herbs. I am going to plant Palo Verde trees to shade the garden in summer and let the sunshine in throughout the winter.

I love my new house!!!!!!! but not the unpacking, I carted 20 years of crap with me, including over 600 cookbooks,...Yeah, its and addiction!!!

Great summer gardening to all of you who live in an area that allows you the pleasure.
post #9 of 15
We are in UK and this is what we have growing at the moment.
parsley
sage
rosemary
thyme
corriander
basil
mint
dill
chives
carrots
runner beans
brussels sprouts
cabbage
beetroot
leeks
rhubarb
apples
post #10 of 15
My garden contains:
Basil
Oregano
Thyme
Rosemary
Cilantro
Lavender

Oh, and weeds, weeds, weeds, and more weeds!
post #11 of 15
I'll be starting Thai basil, Italian basil, and spearmint soon.

They will be growing in 2 5-gallon buckets hydroponically once I gather a couple more supplies.

I intend to add Thai chilies, cilantro, parsley, thyme, and rosemary.
post #12 of 15
This year at home, I have:
22 tomato plants
jalapenos
banana peppers
bell peppers
yellow straightneck squash
cucumbers
green beans
garlic
onion chives
Grand Rapids lettuce
basil

At the shared family garden, we have:
sweet corn
green beans
potatoes
cantaloupe
watermelon
squash
cucumbers
tomatoes

The ones we have in both gardens, I'll most likely end up using my own and not getting any of the others. We're sharing with another family and an elderly woman so I'll let them have the stuff there.

Also, I am hoping to plant a small fall garden with spinach, more lettuces, and collard or turnip greens.
post #13 of 15

We are a bit basic....

We grow year round for our personal use and for selected
customers locally.

We raised the family with a 365 day 20 Acre Truck Farm
and Fruit stand.

Our crops now:
Tomatoes
basil
cilantro
Eggplant
Onions
Spinach
Peas
Pole green Beans
Cucumbers
Melons
Potatoes

Many of our vine crops are trellised
for clean fruit and easy picking.

It is fun to reach up for a Honeydew

Visite our Garden Video on You Tube user name cjbart2
post #14 of 15
Lemon Balm
Basil
Oregano
Thyme

Roma tomatoes
beef steak tomatoes
sugar snap peas
pole beans
cucumbers
romaine lettuce
cantaloupe
acorn squash
carrots
cabbage

And the perennials...

Black raspberries
blueberries
red raspberries
rhubarb

I LOVE my garden!
post #15 of 15
A teeny-tiny garden this year due to a very wet, cold Spring (not that it's huge anyway).

Early Girl tomato
Brandywine tomato
Grape tomato
(Yeah, too many tomatoes, but it's for a comparison on flavor and production)
Tomatillo
Anaheim chile
Ichiban Japanese eggplants
Hubbard squash
Sweet Dumpling squash

In pots outside, creeping rosemary, Greek oregano and chives, all in Zone 8.
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