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Re: Vegetable garden


You might also like to look for twice-bearing raspberries...makes the
season nice and long.


> [Original Message]
> From: Theresa G. <macycat3@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 1/22/2009 9:36:08 PM
> 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.
> Theresa
>
> 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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> > Inland Jim
> > Willamette Valley
> > 44.99 N 123.04 W
> > 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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