Making it Fresh

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2011-10-20 22:51:13 -0500
Started 2010-03-27 07:55:18 -0500

As many of you know, I am a huge advocate of growing your own veggies. There is nothing like that taste and there is a huge satisfaction it growing something yourself. Not everyone has a huge yard or the ability to work a large garden. I found this great article that can guide you in small container gardens.

I hope you enjoy your spring and summer and do something great for yourself. Gardening, good for the body and good for the soul.

26 replies

TsalagiLenape 2011-10-19 09:39:17 -0500 Report

I went to the website. It mainly showed about recipes…not what to do for having your own garden for the small home.

GabbyPA 2011-10-19 11:01:13 -0500 Report

I see what you mean. I wonder if that page is an ever changing one? I will have to see if I can find another one to fill in that gap.

judy makowski
judy makowski 2011-10-20 22:51:13 -0500 Report

I saw an article in the docs office about gardening in bales of straw or hay. I think I'm going to try it next spring. It sure seems easier a whole lot easier than digging in this clay.

tabby9146 2011-10-19 09:15:32 -0500 Report

you are right, there is nothing like the taste of fresh garden veggies. By the time they get to a store, the taste is not quite as good. I grew up around a big garden my father always had, he grew just about everything and I had one for a long time.

the diabetic camper
the diabetic camper 2011-06-30 08:38:46 -0500 Report

I have a garden and it is alot of fun. We planted mint and it now grows crazy same with lemon basil that has taken over a part of my yard so when I mow I get the scent of lemon and also some lavender. On the fence around our vegetable garden we have honey suckle and grape vines, and in the garden we do sage, tomatoes, and all sorts of peppers. I enjoy gardening and really like to get plants and vegetables that are easy to care for and are natrual to our area. On our ranch we have all sorts of blackberry bushes that are in the pasture so I think instead of them being a nusance to the horses I am going to get them to grow and maybe get enough to sell at the local farmers market. I also have muskodine grapes that are real good in late august and september.

texasdorkprincess 2010-03-29 16:54:26 -0500 Report

I love planting gardens!!! I love this time of year. It makes me feel so good when my vegetables start growing. This year i planted hot banana peppers, sweet banana peppers, medium hots, jalepenos,habeneros, some other pepper plant, bell peppers, romaine lettuce, lettuce, red cabbage, cabbage, broccoli, noonday sweet onions, yellow onions, red onions, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, peas, strawberries, roma tomatos, cherry tomatos, tomatos, and I think that is it for now. LOL sorry I got carried away listing it . I just lovvvvveee gardening so much. I also plant flowers all the time. I got a new house in january so it has been great planting everything. I think that planting makes you feel happy and accomplished! It destresses me. Wish I could make a living out of it haha.

VickieF 2011-06-30 02:09:15 -0500 Report

I had a lot of seeds that did not come up due to the hard clay soil. I am working on it though. lol I also find it a destresser.

GabbyPA 2010-03-30 09:24:08 -0500 Report

That is a huge list....lots of peppers, you must like the fire! LOL You can make a living off gardening, but it is a lot of work. However, when you love what you do, it really isn't work.

trey66 2010-03-29 16:33:28 -0500 Report

I have 15 different plant in the jiffy greenhouses, I have three greenhouse with one role for each vegetable with 6 pods in each role. I have squash, three diffetent types of tomatoes,bell peppers, turnup,cucumber,red and yellow sweet banana peppers,eggplant, onionsm and watermelon. I have 450 sq.ft. space to plant all of these plants. Can't wait for them to start yelding.


shorty31 2010-03-29 10:59:06 -0500 Report

i'm not good at gardening but i think i might try this plants some tomatoes, lettuce,even carrots who might try cabbage. some of these i can get those window boxes. i live in an aptment what would you suggest.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-03-29 16:08:07 -0500 Report

I have 30 acres and I still plant a lot of stuff in tubs. I have grown tomatoes, potatoes, carrots lettuce, cabbage, cucumbers, onions and peppers. It's so much easier for me to take care of them this way. As long as you water everyday that is not raining they will grow!

alanbossman 2010-03-27 20:17:26 -0500 Report

Hi Gabby, I always have a garden maybe not that large but i try to have a few tomatoes,peppers,cucumbers,squash. maybe this year might have romaine lettuce and head lettuce and green scallions.

JulieC 2010-03-29 07:38:01 -0500 Report

Thank-you…I will read that over. I just planted Spinich and lettuce the other day in containers, my tomatoes and peppers and other goodies arent ready to go out yet..Im lazy and busy so I dont want to do a real garden, Im tring containers this year. Wish me luck!

alanbossman 2010-03-29 08:14:53 -0500 Report

Good luck Julie i do know how a garden can take a lot of time to tend to. I am retired so I do have the time and I love it.

GabbyPA 2010-03-29 10:51:15 -0500 Report

We had great success with container gardening. Last year that is how we taught ourselves to garden again. So this year we did raised beds, kind of container gardens on steroids. LOL

GabbyPA 2010-03-29 10:49:26 -0500 Report

You will love it if you try lettuce. I did it for the first time last year and it was so nice to go outside, pick my salad and then eat it. wow, I love it. The cool thing, is as you cut your lettuce, it will grow back and replace itself. I love that part of it.