What are you planting this year?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by bgraham, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. bgraham

    bgraham Well-Known Member

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    As I said in another thread my garden is not very big...but I have big plans for it! My space is roughly 26 x 50 (I have another space where I grow strawberries, blackberries, grapes and sunflowers) and here is what I am planning on growing.

    Corn (2 kinds), potatoes (2 kinds), sweet potatoes, tomatoes (2 kinds), cucumbers, peppers, pumpkins (2 kinds), green beans, lettuce (spring and fall), broccoli (spring and fall), carrots, honeydew melon, watermelon and 1 row of sorghum (because I wanted to try something new and I think the goats will like it :) )

    So what are you planting this year?

    Beth
     
  2. kitaye

    kitaye Well-Known Member

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    6 4ft rows of Detroit Red beets
    4 4ft rows of a hybrid beet (Beta Vulgaris)
    6 tomato plants
    3 hills Butternut squash
    4 4ft rows English Peas
    3 4 ft rows Hot Chilis peppers
    1 small bed herbs(basil, lemon grass, majoram, tarragon, and summer savory)

    If we have any room left over I'll plant marigolds and carrots.
     

  3. menollyrj

    menollyrj Joy Supporter

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    Changes from last year:

    Less tomatoes - only 1 bed instead of 3
    More cucumbers for pickles
    Less snap beans - only 1 variety for canning as snap beans
    More dry beans - black beans, cow peas, limas, a brown bean, & horticulture beans
    More limas for shell beans
    More peas for canning
    Less acorn squash & buttercup squash
    More pumpkins for us & livestock
    More corn varieties for early & late harvest
    More sunflowers for the chickens
    More carrots
    Fewer radishes (spring sowing)
    Fewer turnips (spring sowing)
    More turnips (fall sowing)
    More greens - kale & mustard (fall & spring sowing)
    More cabbage for livestock
    NO spinach

    Additions to garden for this year:
    Peanuts for the kids to watch grow
    Mangels for the cattle
    Popcorn
    Asparagus (roots)
    Rhubarb
    Collards
    Watermelons
    Honeydew
    Mesclun mix

    -Joy
     
  4. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    Well I thought I had it all figured out, but it seems i don't have enough space.
    But definitely tomatoes, peppers, hot peppers,kohlrabi, beets and turnips. Then, as room allows, melon, brussel sprouts, squash. And last on the priority list, broc, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots and eggplant.
    Already have a mature asparagus bed....and it's STAYING!! Man cannot live on asparagus alone....but this woman could :D
     
  5. RoseGarden

    RoseGarden Well-Known Member

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    Tomatoes--Yellow Pear, Roma, and probably a black variety
    Peppers-- Habanero, white Habanero, a heatless habanero, jalapeno, bell pepper, Bolivian Rainbow.
    Corn--Texas Gourdseed
    Squash--butternut and one asian variety
    Beans--pole snap, maybe a pole or bush dry bean.
    Potatoes--russets and Red LaSoda
    Onions--green scallions and maybe some 10-15's.
    Carrots--baby/fingerling carrots if I have room.
    Peas--Sugar Snaps and snow peas.
    A few gherkins

    For the critters;

    Sunflowers
    Mustard/kale
    Spinach
    whatever else I can think of, maybe some sorghum if I have room
     
  6. TC

    TC Well-Known Member

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    I want to grow corn, potatoes, purple hull peas, peppers all kinds from jalapeno to habenro, greens all kinds from collards to mustard, okra (can you tell I'm a Southerner...lol) and a huge herb garden
     
  7. bgraham

    bgraham Well-Known Member

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    Wow Rosegarden,

    You must like things spicy! lol.

    Beth
     
  8. SquashNut

    SquashNut Well-Known Member

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    corn,parsnips, winter sqaush, lettuce, spinich, chard, summer squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes ,peppers, cabbage, brocolli, pole beans, bush beans, shelling peas, snow peas, herbs, horse raddish, asparagus, strawberries,onions.
     
  9. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    where do you find a heatless habanero???
     
  10. Ravenlost

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    I'm planting everything I can get my hands on...concentrating on heirloom seeds.
     
  11. dragonfly1113

    dragonfly1113 Well-Known Member

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    I am planting corn, 2 to 3 hills squash, a few tomato plants (made a bunch of salsa last year to last) cucumbers for dill pickles and to eat, enough beets to can a couple batches for DH, carrots, peas to freeze, green beans (never used a canner before so that will be fun :rolleyes: a few bell peppers, lettuce (never raised lettuce before) if I have enough room maybe potatoes. How much will depend on the room I have. I may try to get some heirloom tomato seeds this year and with each year try to raise more using heirloom seeds.
     
  12. Pony

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    Ah, my goodness! I haven't gotten out the seeds yet, but the garden will be a little different from last year.

    Like Joy, I'll be increasing my tomatoes (esp. canners) and cucs, as well as peppers (sweets and hots), potatoes and onions. I am bound and determined to overcome the SQB (Squash Vine Borer) this year, so I am planning to grow LOTS of squash and melons and pumpkin.

    Lettuce, spinach, and parsnips WILL get in early/on time for a change, and I'm working on some sort of row cover that's not as spendy as remay but does the same thing.

    Beans, beans, and beans for fresh and for shelling.

    I'm not going to waste time with peas. Too much work for too little yield. I don't care how good they taste fresh... well... They sure are good fresh... Okay, a FEW pea plants. Just a row. Or two. Maybe a looooong row. ;)

    The garlic's already in.

    Ground cherries. (They're like grits, though. They just come.)

    Raspberries.

    Hmm... Oh! Roots. Carrots and beets and turnips. (Gosh, I love turnips -- greens and roots!)

    And I want to establish a new asparagus bed.

    That's all for now. As soon as I look at the seeds, I'm sure that I'll find more things I simply MUST plant. :hobbyhors

    Pony!
     
  13. MelissaW

    MelissaW Well-Known Member

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    In back field: corn, pumpkins, sunflowers.

    In garden: bush beans, tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers, chili peppers, garlic, onions, potatoes, summer squash, winter squash, cukes, gourds, greens (mesculin mix, green leaf, spinish, and chard), strawberries, culinary herbs

    In orchard: pears and apples

    In hedgerow: elderberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

    I'm getting itchy to get started, but it's still a LONG wait!
     
  14. hmsteader71

    hmsteader71 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Have any of you heard of wide-row planting? Because we have limited space being in town, I think this is how I am going to go this year.
    Anyway, here's what I have planned so far:
    BIG GARDEN:
    Carrots, onions, cabbage, broccoli, peas, kidney beans, green beans, corn & tomatoes.

    2 SMALL GARDENS:
    Potatoes in one. And the other: Pepper Patch.
    We are also planning to plant a couple apple trees and some other trees on our property line.
     
  15. hillsidedigger

    hillsidedigger Well-Known Member

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    Everything I can think of, get my hands on and have time to plant.
     
  16. njmama

    njmama Well-Known Member

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    suelandress,

    I don't know if these are the ones rosegarden uses but I used to watch a latino cooking show and the chef used aji dulce peppers. They looked like Habenero but without the heat.

    http://www.southernexposure.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=SPPEPP

    For those who like the flavor and aroma of Habanero peppers but find them too hot. Aji Dulce has the same shape, size, color and aroma of Habanero, but is sweet, spicy, and delicious, with only a trace of heat.
     
  17. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    Thanks for the link....i ordered some....and some cool looking all red potatoes :D