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RE: Vegetable garden

Thanks for the info all of you-Jim I did not see the article you're talking
about but will check it out. I don't get that magazine as I haven't joined
the AHS in a while. I have been looking at the Clemson extension website and
they have varieties listed that are good for the coast on some veggies so
that's good too. I know I want to plant some Rutgers tomatoes as those have
always been one of my favorites but other than that I'm relying on you all
and the Feed and Seed stores for good stuff. LOL! I'll keep you all posted! 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Theresa G.
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:36 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Vegetable garden

For the first time this year I got some French winter squash (Muscat de 
provence) from the farmer's market and it was delicious!  I'm going to 
look for seeds locally to plant myself this year.  I'm definitely going 
to plant the "trombone" variety of italian zucchini this year (I saved 
seeds from my plant last year- if you want some I'll send them (no 
guarantees on germination tho).  I'm planting them on an arbor this time 
so they will be vertical and save space.
Other than that I always do a variety of heirloom tomatoes (especially 
cherry tomatos).  I love "black cherry".  Oh- and plenty of basil. 
Ambrosia melon is my favorite variety of cantalope.  I also do plant a 
small patch of silver queen corn.  Fresh corn is so amazingly yummy..  
In very early spring you might want to plant cilantro, radishes, peas, 
and lettuce.

Of you are planting cane berries- plant them far away from everything 
else- they tend to take over the world very fast with underground runners.

james singer wrote:
> You're in for a lot of fun. Guess you saw the article in this issue of 
> "The American Gardener." It's got some pretty sensible advice if this 
> is new territory. I envy your ability to grow peppers; as in Florida, 
> I'd grow lots of different ones--they freeze well and dry well, so you 
> can keep them all year. For green beans, I like the French filet bush 
> type; they are very tasty and super productive. Last year I planted 
> Burpee's seed; this year I'm switching to Renee's Garden seeds. The 
> most versatile of the winter squashes seems to be the butternut, which 
> makes better pumpkin pies than pumpkins do. The trouble is it, like 
> most winter squashes, grows on a sprawling vine that can take up a lot 
> of room. John Scheepers says it's butternut is more bush-like, so 
> that's what I'll try this year. You may want to consider 
> collards--very easy to grow and if you harvest just the leaves and not 
> the plant, they'll provide greens for at least a year. The standard 
> root vegetables, carrots and beets, are super easy to grow and I've 
> never had a failure with them. Last year we grew the rat-tail radish, 
> the one you eat the seed pods, not the root. One plant will provide 
> enough seed pods for a whole summer's worth of salads.
> Raspberries and blackberries--you'll likely need a couple of years to 
> get much of a crop. Remember when you plant them that they sucker and 
> remember when you prune them that they fruit on year-old wood. But 
> they're well worth the trouble.
> On Jan 22, 2009, at 3:37 AM, andreah wrote:
>> Hi all-for this first time this year I am going to plant a true 
>> vegetable
>> garden. I am researching which varieties do best in our heat and 
>> humidity
>> but thought some of  you might have some suggestions. Jim???
>> My friend Liz has plenty of room and sun so we are going to do it at her
>> house. I know we want the standards, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes,
>> squash, green beans, peas, etc.
>> Any advice on what are the best ones to plant??  Or any other tasties we
>> might want to try?
>> We're also going to do raspberries, blackberries, watermelon, 
>> cantaloupe,
>> and strawberries.
>> Thanks!
>> A
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> Elevation 148'
> 39.9" Precipitation
> Hardiness Zone 8/9
> Heat Zone 5
> Sunset Zone 6
> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
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