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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 1, 2013 11:25 AM CST
This is the compleate list of edibles I am growing for this year-

Chives
Onions
Radishes
Zen Greens
Boston Lettuce
Nevada Lettuce
Brocoli
Sunflowers
Snow peas
Snap peas
Yard Long Beans
Frying Peppers
Cucumbers (4 different varieties)
Melons (4 different varieties)
Zucchini
Eggplant
Tomatoes

Lots and lots and lots of tomatoes.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 3, 2013 11:14 AM CST
I love to make veggie soup. In fact I just use my crockpot. In the winter it is heavy on root veggies that I buy in the store (potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, onions, celery). But I am trying to get more easily grown things that I can use in veggie soup. Thinking on it now. I do have the eggplant and zucchini and will have beans. But I am thinking I could put any type of non lettuce greens in there. Last year I did grow some kale, tried it fried and did not like it so didn't get any this year. I didn't try it in soup which I should have done.



Name: Vicki
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vic
May 1, 2013 11:31 AM CST
What a FUN growing season you will have Rita and I look forward to all the photo's Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 1, 2013 11:34 AM CST
Rita's Farm is officially open ha-ha. Whistling Hilarious!
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
May 1, 2013 11:36 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Green Grin! Thumbs up
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 1, 2013 12:24 PM CST
I just ordered white acre southern peas because someone on another forum was going on about how tasty they are. Honestly, I am hopeless. Want to grow just about everything.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
May 1, 2013 12:47 PM CST
You need to move where there are acres and acres of land for you to grow all your veggies Green Grin!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 1, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Yes, but I am too old. Never going to move after spending the last 12 years creating the gardens I have now.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 1, 2013 2:49 PM CST
Hurray, I made spots for 5 of the zuchini plants. I was originally thinking of 3 then I realised I could have 4. Now I have made room for 5 but that is it. So I will plant 5 of the 6 pack and I should have plenty. I also have spots for all six of the eggplants. From never growing any to having lots (well, hopefully lots) all in one year.

My neighbor that is the great cook came by while I was out there working on the veggie garden. She had not even known about the zuchini and eggplant but she was very pleased when I told her about them. She immediatly claimed any extras. If they produce the way people say they do (like crazy) she might be sorry she said that! Rolling on the floor laughing

I also fixed up the area to plant the melons. Now to just hope I get good germination on my seed. I only had 3 seeds of Avara left from last year so I hope they sprout. Last year I started my melons way too late so I am not making that mistake this year.

I have a nice little collection of veggie seedling packs that are recycled with my own seeds planted this morning. The veggie garden is comming along great this year.

I also fertilized my tomato seedlings with AlgoFlash. It's a liquid. I tried it last year and love this fertilizer. I want to give them a good start.

Now I have my pepper, zuchini, eggplant and some cucumber seedlings to plant. Oh yes, some melon seedling I bought also. I am hoping I can plant this weekend. Holding off because I am checking the weather forcasts. Well the night time lows to be exact.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
May 1, 2013 6:12 PM CST
You are really packing alot into that space! Good going!

Do you grow your cukes and melons vertically? You could save some space that way and grow something else! Hilarious! Hilarious!

I got my cukes planted today (seeds) and a couple I started inside. I planted more lettuce so you should be okay. I put mine between my two rows of tomatoes hoping the tomatoes grow fast and give it some shade. It's an experiment. It would be nice if I could extend my lettuce season a bit.

Not going to get my peppers planted until we come back from MI. Four days isn't going to make that much difference so I'm not going to stress over it. We got most of the plants in the greenhouse moved over to the farm today and I got quite a few put in the ground. I have tomorrow yet to put some celosia seedlings in and a few odds and ends and then we harvest for market on Friday, plus I have to pack for the trip. We'll leave right after market on Saturday. Can't wait to see my family!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 1, 2013 7:00 PM CST
Yes, I do grow up cukes and melons up those green medal fence posts with netting streatched in between. Saves lots of space and keeps the fruit mostly off the ground.

Now I am thinking I might not plant 5 Zuchini, only 3 as everyone on another forum is telling me 5 is way too many zuchinni plants. Thinking it over.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
May 1, 2013 7:54 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I grow two, three at most, and we sell some at market. Keep them picked and they keep producing!
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chelle
May 2, 2013 4:40 AM CST
abhege said: Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I grow two, three at most, and we sell some at market. Keep them picked and they keep producing!


Same here, and that's just for variety. We couldn't use or give them away fast enough otherwise.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
May 2, 2013 8:54 AM CST
Oh oh, Mine are all of the same variety as I bought one of those veggie 6 packs. So definatly don't plant 5 of them. Humm, I do have a pack of bush bean seeds. I think I will plant them where I was going to do one of those zucchinis. And I ordered white acre southern pea seeds because I really wanted to try those so that can take another spot.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
May 2, 2013 2:27 PM CST
there you go! Added another veggie to your plan too! You should be about all set then. So organized!!!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
May 2, 2013 2:57 PM CST
Last spring I was always playing catch up with my veggie garden. This year I knew I had to do better. So I planning things out and it has pretty much been going well.

I did plant 3 zucchini today. I put them in pots. Big pots but still those pots can move. They are on the very top part of my driveway lined up. Well, as they grow, the pots can just be pulled apart to allow more space. I decided this was the best solution to the zucchini problem for me.

Yesterday I watched some Y-tube videos on how to grow zucchini and summer squash. I learned what bugs to watch for and I learned about putting the aluminium foil collar around the base of the seedling. So I did that so as to defeat any possible borers. Zucchini should be good to grow.

Later I will look for some Y-tube videos on growing eggplant. I have a feeling I have not allotted enough space for all the eggplants so I really need to learn.

And I planted my ten pepper plants today. So I am slowing working on getting all my veggie seedlings out and in ground.

Name: Arlene
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abhege
May 2, 2013 3:53 PM CST
I picked about 1 1/2 quarts of strawberries today. Of course the first ones go to my super sweet granddaughter! But we kept some for ourselves!

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
May 2, 2013 3:56 PM CST
Oh, those strawberries look sooooooo good! Thumbs up
Name: Arlene
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abhege
May 2, 2013 3:57 PM CST
We're having waffles with strawberries and whipped cream for dinner! (Glad I had extra waffles in freezer, too tired to make fresh ones tonight). Hilarious!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
May 2, 2013 4:09 PM CST
Oh, I wish I was having dinner at your house. Hilarious!

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