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whats in your gardens this year?

Postby westshield » Fri May 13, 2016 1:38 am

So my wife and I are pretty new to gardening. But looking forward to getting getting started. We'll start with the normal carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, onions, squash, beats, and I couple other things I don remember.

What are ya'll planting this year?
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Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Postby helicopilot » Fri May 13, 2016 2:39 am

Carrots, yellow wax beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli and strawberries. Radish crop is over and I also have a potato tower going.

Still trying to figure out what grows/when around here, which is a futile efforts since we're moving back to AB this summer.
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Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Postby farmgal » Fri May 13, 2016 5:21 pm

◾soy bean- Envy
◾bush bean- Orca
◾Bean-Tongue of Fire
◾Pole Bean-northeaster
◾Winter Sqaush -Lady Godiva
◾-Black Futsu
◾-Delicata .
◾-Nutter Butter
◾-Waltham Butternut
◾Fortin’s Family Bean
◾Canada Crookneck Squash
◾Canadian Wonder Bean
◾Speckled Cranberry Pole Bean
◾Thibodeau du Comte Beauce Bean
◾Blue Jay Bean
◾Vegetable Spaghetti
◾Arikara Yellow Bean
◾Rattlesnake Snap Bean
◾Waltham Butternut Winter Squash
◾Musquee de Provence Winter Squash
◾Galeux d’Eysines Pumpkin
◾Oka Melon (Oka (Bizard Island Strain)
◾Beets- Macgregor favorite X3
◾Collective Farm Woman Melon X2
◾Des Vertus Marteau Turnip
◾white Wonder Cucumber
◾all Seasons Cabbage
◾Chantenay Red Cored Carrot
◾Cucumber National Pickling
◾Yellow Solar Carrot
◾Ladies Slipper Achocha X2
◾Crosby’s egyptain Beet
◾Red Wethersfield Onion
◾Giant Musselburgh leek
◾British Wonder Pea
◾Blue Podded Pea
◾Golden Sweet Pea
◾black Russian Broad Bean
◾Ladies Spraybush Broad Bean
◾Flagg Bean
◾Sadies Horse Bean
◾Grandma’s Nellie Mushroom Bean
◾Iroquois Bean
◾Speckled Algonquin bean
◾Doloff Bean
◾Canadian Wonder Bean
◾Jesse Fisk Bean
◾Anne Jackson Pole Bean
◾Arkikara Yellow Bean
◾Jumo Roma Bean
◾Superlative Bean
◾Good Mother Stallard Pole Bean
◾yokohama Sqaush
◾North Georgia Candy Roaster Squash
◾Sweet Meat Squash
◾Algonquin Pumpkin
◾Norie Des Carmes Melon
◾Longfellow Cucumber
◾There are more but she sent them in French so I am unsure about writing out the French name.. I will be featuring some of them in English.. but this is a rock solid overview

plus I have added in more corn, been gifted at least twenty more seeds of all kinds and have

and 20 skirret roots and a friend who grows rare heritage plants has set another 50 or so to the side for me, of a mix of things
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Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Postby westshield » Fri May 13, 2016 8:42 pm

Wow!!! Farmgal indeed. Do you operate a CSA?

Ya I suppose being in the southern US would be quite different than Alberta. I'm in Manitoba. We haven't and can't plant anything yet. We got snow today an it's going down to -4 with clear skies tonight. So the frost giants will be out tonight.
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Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Postby thecrownsown » Sat May 14, 2016 3:10 am

I feel a bit sheepish after farmgal...but we are growing:
Tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes
Peppers
Watermelon
Potatoes
Raspberry Bush started this year
Lettuce Romaine
Onions
Its our first year...and we are starting a garden, and have built a winter gardening box also.
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Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Postby oldschool » Sat May 14, 2016 3:56 pm

My list is not a long as Farmgal's but I am trying a few things in my front garden in the way of veggies and hoping that no one will notice. Planting veggies in the front garden is a no no in my city.

One of which is rainbow swiss chard.

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Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Postby Learner » Sun May 15, 2016 2:32 am

Have planted onions (are already eating), beets, carrots, swiss chard, spinach, peas, and potatoes. By beginning of June, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans, squash and zucchini will be planted. Have added to the fruit bushes this year, honey berries, currants (red and black), blackberries, asparagus, and have planted more raspberries, rhubarb, blueberries and strawberries.
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Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Postby farmgal » Sun May 15, 2016 3:01 am

No, I do not do a CSA, I just grow a wide amount of food for my family for the whole year.. I do give some food away, I also am currently under contract again this year to grow seed for a seed house to return it to them..
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Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Postby HopeImReady » Sun May 22, 2016 4:55 pm

I'm planting the following:
cabbage
edamame
peas
rhubarb
flowers to promote good insects/pollination: sunflowers, cosmos, marigold,zinnias
dill
basil
cilantro
chives
3 types of squash
3 types of onion
garlic
lettuce
mustard greens
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Re: whats in your gardens this year?

Postby peppercorn » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:44 am

Usual stuff, Tomatoes are coming along, but I did not start the peppers early enough, they look bad, they should be like the tomatoes, I am going to try a experiment....Im starting a barrel, or two of wine this weekend, and I am doing it in the green house. Im hoping that the co2 produced will goose the peppers.

tall tomatoes.....and this is a test of how tight I can grow them (in this barrel), that's 3.05 sqft in a barrel cut that way, about half the space recommended for (3) tomato plants,but the soil is deep, they are well supported, and even though they are dense lots of light can get to the leaves because this green house is covered in mirrors inside (back and side walls). I think 2 plants per upright barrel is just right, 3 may be to many but I wont know till I try.

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short bush cherry tomatoes. in a barrel cut this way with 3 plants in it, you get the roughly recommended 2sqft per plant.
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Peppers :cry:
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The pics are from a few days ago, the tomato plants have started to flower now.
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