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Jul 30, 2015 8:39 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Starting Saturday morning and running all next week is vegetables week. We're going to try to feature articles about veggies and maybe feature particularly good varieties on the homepage. This is a good opportunity to spread our enthusiasm for garden edibles to the rest of the ATP community.

Anyone who would like to submit an article (even if it's just a short piece) is very welcome to do so! If you need help doing that, send me a tree mail and I'll be glad to help you out.

Do you have a favorite variety of tomatoes? Do you know a trick to growing peppers that nobody else seems to know? This is your chance to get in the spotlight! Write a few paragraphs about it and you're done!
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Jul 30, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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Thanks for veggie week!

I love the topic but can't think what to contribute.
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Jul 30, 2015 5:56 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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All summer long is veggie week in my garden. Hilarious! Hilarious! But I am glad ATP veggie week is coming. Gives us even more incentive to talk veggies.

I did send over some articles.
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Jul 30, 2015 7:00 PM CST
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Ditto, Great concept to encourage home gardening. I don't have anything I can do in the time span.
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Jul 30, 2015 7:46 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey said:Thanks for veggie week!

I love the topic but can't think what to contribute.


@RickCorey at a loss for words?! Blinking Hilarious!

Rick if you had something brief to say about the your favorite 5 to 10 leafy greens, that'd be awesome!
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Jul 31, 2015 3:10 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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dave said:

@RickCorey at a loss for words?! Blinking Hilarious!

Rick if you had something brief to say about the your favorite 5 to 10 leafy greens, that'd be awesome!


Too funny! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jul 31, 2015 12:01 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
dave said:

@ RickCorey at a loss for words?! Blinking Hilarious!

Rick if you had something brief to say about the your favorite 5 to 10 leafy greens, that'd be awesome!


If I had anything BRIEF to say on almost any topic, I wouldn't be me.

But I'll think about it this weekend and try.
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Aug 1, 2015 10:50 PM CST
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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Hurray! Glad to see some edibles in the spotlight.
­čî┐A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered­čî┐
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Aug 2, 2015 10:04 AM CST
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 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
ediblelandscapingsc said: Hurray! Glad to see some edibles in the spotlight.


I agree Me too! Thumbs up My veggie garden is the highlight of the summer for me. Yes, I have plenty of flowers and I do love my flowers but but the veggies are extra special.
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Aug 2, 2015 11:09 AM CST
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 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Newyorkrita said:

I agree Me too! Thumbs up My veggie garden is the highlight of the summer for me. Yes, I have plenty of flowers and I do love my flowers but but the veggies are extra special.


I like to bring back my favorites year to year and then each year I always try out at least some new to me varieties. Especially in tomatoes. So many out there to try. That way I find new favorites too.

Then there are things like summer squash. I grow many varieties from seed. The nursery has common green zucchini seedlings simply labeled green zucchini. It also has yellow summer squash labeled as such. No variety designation. So by growing my own from seed I get so many really nice summer squash here.
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