Planning, Designing and Growing a Vegetable Garden: "Non-traditional places to grow vegetables"

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Planning, Designing and Growing a Vegetable Garden

By dave
January 12, 2013

It's that time of year, when freezing temperatures suddenly fade away into our distant memory and we start getting that vegetable garden itch. Let's talk about vegetables - how to grow them and how to design your vegetable gardens.

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jan 12, 2013 5:31 PM CST
Here's a Sugar Pie pumpkin that grew quite well in a driveway border garden. I just tossed up a tripod for it, then trained it up. All of the flowers just grew up, and through it. Smiling

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Peppers and mini tomatoes growing in 4" pots on our deck. Whistling They were extras that never made it out to the garden.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 12, 2013 5:49 PM CST

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I love it! Hurray! That pumpkin sure is a happy looking vine.

Here's a corner of my "tropical" garden. Note the sugarcane on the left and a little globe basil on the bottom right. They fit right in, in my opinion.

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jan 12, 2013 5:59 PM CST
They sure do!

Those tall and slender plants are such great companions for round shaped shrubs. Thumbs up


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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jan 12, 2013 6:04 PM CST
A few more.


Cantaloupe with roses...

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Cucumbers in here... Hilarious!
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Onions don't care for my veggie patch, but they do well with my roses! Big Grin
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The roses are also healthier than they were without the onions.
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Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 12, 2013 8:51 PM CST
Wow, what great ideas Chelle and Dave.
My head is going to be full of new ways to grow veggies. Hurray!

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