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What do you grow?

Asked by skabeep (927points) November 11th, 2008 from iPhone

do you keep a garden? What is it you grow normally?

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augustlan's avatar

My husband and children had a little garden this summer. They grew several varieties of tomatoes, peppers, radishes (which were a bust for some reason), onions (which were great) and several different herbs (also great). They also planted flowers, and a small lace-leaf Japanese Maple.

Snoopy's avatar

For the vegetable garden we grow tomato, green beans, cilantro, carrots, cucumber, jalepeno pepper, green pepper

We have multiple flower garderns. I am a big fan of perennials, as it cuts down on the work each spring.

blastfamy's avatar

can’t wait for someone to say “weed”

mea05key's avatar

i grow cactus when i was young. I got tonnes of them after like 1 month they breed like nobody’s business

basp's avatar

Apples, grapes, lemons, peaches, tomatos, beans, squash, artichokes, and various flowers.

SoapChef's avatar

I live in a shotgun house on a narrow, narrow lot with two huge, shady waxmyrtle trees. I have one little, south facing, raised bed. It is up against the wall of the house which helps hold heat in this maritime climate. I have managed to get ripe tomatoes. I am learning to garden this way, as I used to enjoy a large country garden space. It is kind of cramping my style. I have grown, lettuces, chard, squash, tomatillos, lemon cucumbers, artichokes, squash and lots of herbs in this arrangement. I can hardly wait for spring planting time! I am also really proud of the landcaping I have done on the rest of the lot. Here on the Oregon coast, we use a lot of ferns, japanese maples, rhododendrens, azaelas etc.. I have planted dogwoods, vine maple, flowering cherry, Asian pear and a couple of evergreens. Since there is a lot of shade, I focus on hostas, mosses, columbines and bleeding heart for underplanting. The landscaping is only two years old and it is so much fun to watch it mature.
Gardening rules!

Snoopy's avatar

@blastfamy you just did

@mea I forgot about the cactus….we have several of those as well….and various huge potted trees (ficus, banana, orange) etc.

oops I forgot leaf lettuce in the garden…

AstroChuck's avatar

(no, not weed.)

TaoSan's avatar

tell me if you’re DEA and I tell you what I grow :)

jessturtle23's avatar

Various melons and tomatoes and peppers, different squashes, various beans and leafy greens, blueberries, grapes, onions, herbs, oranges, pecans, I grow everything at home that is edible and then at work I grow hundreds of different types of ornamental and shade trees. I use to work at a place that grew ornamental grasses and sea oats hydroponically which was crazy.

EmpressPixie's avatar

I don’t have a garden, I have two pots. They are nice and large. In one, I have the mint plant. In the other, basil and rosemary. The mint plant is currently in the process of making plans to take over the WORLD.

Snoopy's avatar

@EP haha I have mint and spearmint. They are very aggressive aren’t they…?

mzgator's avatar

We have made gardens for many years. We grow basil, oregano, tomatoes, chiles, Ginger,bayleaf,peppers, all types of lettuce including mixed spring greens, cabbage, okra… Etc… We have orange and lemon trees which ate overflowing right now. We have various trees and loads of landscaping. We live being outdoors. Our backyard is our sanctuary. Our daughter has the greenest thumb of all. If she plants it, it will grow!

thetmle's avatar

Homegrown is always the best but as far as fruits and veggies are concerned, I just buy what I need from the grocery store ((wink wink)) ;-)

Darwin's avatar

We grow lots of trees for shade, and then a variety of native and drought-tolerant plants. Before the trees got big we grew tomatoes, eggplant, pole beans, cantaloupe, cucumbers, squash, sunflowers, basil, thyme, lemon grass and cilantro.

Now we grow mostly flowering shrubs and vines that produce nectar for hummingbirds and solitary bees, bushes and small trees that produce berries for the birds, native wildflowers including bluebonnets, winecups, and evening primrose, and crape myrtles, red agave and rosemary for color along the street.

We also “grow” our own compost, from the leaves the trees produce.

One thing we don’t grow is grass – when we had lots of sun and all the plantings were small we had buffalo grass. Now we have plenty of shade and a horseherb meadow.

arnbev959's avatar

This summer I had a sizable cornfield, but no corn, I planted too late, a nice potato patch that yielded about 400 pounds of potatoes, some cucumbers, some tomatoes, some squash, some carrots, some beans, four watermelon plants, and four onions.

Next season I’m going to grow the same crops (substituting the squash I grew this year for pumpkins, and maybe adding a few other vegetables) on a larger scale.

mrjadkins's avatar

I started working a new job with a team of people who weren’t working as a real team. I bought one of those little herb gardens from the corner drugstore and we all planted our own herbs. We watched them grow and compared each other based on who we thought would have the best herb grow.

It was fun! And it kept everyone involved to check on the herbs in our office.

I had to throw them out just recently because of the mold growing on them. Sad! But our team still grows together!

Schenectandy's avatar

When I moved here, I almost cut down what I thought was just another invasive, thorny bush, but in the spring it turned out to be an ornamental quince – which I’d now have to recommend! I’ve never seen a plant that has flowers that go from pure white to blood red and every shade in between on the same stem.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Giant zinnias, mums, perennials, mint, basil, lavender, rosemary, sage, chives, coneflowers, and I have a hedge of china girl hollies across the front of the house that I keep trimmed up.

buster's avatar

I grew a a few different kinds of tomatoes. Yellow squash, watermelons, pumpkins. And I got this really dank strain of sweet corn from my Amish friends. This shit is called “Yellow Incredible” Its so sweet. I got a bunch up in the freezer.

mssamayray's avatar

I grow lillys. they don’t bloom the whole year; so, when they actually blossom, it’s breathtaking.

mea05key's avatar

i like to grow taugeh

Darwin's avatar


mea05key's avatar

Bean sprouts = taugeh

amurican's avatar

Panama red panama red….....

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I have lived in South Africa and England, and I love growing the produce that you can’t get in the stores in the USA. I grow vegetable marrow, which is like zucchini only sweeter. And I grow gem squash with seeds that I brought back from S. Africa. I have tried finding the seeds on-line, and can’t even find them there, so I always save the seeds from my harvest for the following year. They are so good! Tennis ball size summer squash with a hard shell-like skin. You cut them in half, scoop out the seeds, put a dollop of butter in the hole, and microwave for 5 minute. Then you eat the flesh right out of the shell. Yum!

Darwin's avatar

Apparently I also grow mice and have produced a bumper crop this year, too many for even the cats to finish off. Perhaps I can figure out a way to give them to the neighbors the way one does excess zucchini.

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